Foxtel launches new movie channel

Mariam Cheik-Hussein
By Mariam Cheik-Hussein | 3 August 2020
Cocaine Godmother Credit: AETN

Foxtel is launching a new movie channel, LMN - Lifetime Movie Network, featuring exclusive content from A+E Networks.

LMN, which will focus on a female audience, will be added to the Foxtel Movie bundle and broadcast 24 hours a day.

“For more than 20 years, Lifetime Movie Network has captured TV audiences in the US by delivering quality made for television movies featuring some of Hollywood’s biggest stars,” says Brian Walsh, executive director of television at Foxtel.

“The movies are a perfect guilty pleasure with captivating stories and outstanding performances. We are delighted to partner with LMN to bring our customers Lifetime’s iconic movie heritage to Australia.”

The channel, launching September 1, will include movies such as A Day Late featuring Whoopi Goldberg, Liz & Dick featuring Lindsay Lohan and the Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story featuring Catherine Zeta-Jones.

“We are thrilled to be working with the strength of Foxtel to bring A+E Networks’ Lifetime original movies to a whole new audience throughout Australia,” says Tanya Lopez, executive vice president for movies, limited series & original movie acquisitions for Lifetime and LMN.

“With a legacy of powerful women on both sides of the camera including the best of Hollywood’s A-list talent, our globally successful Lifetime TV movies offer the widest breadth of subjects and storylines that resonate with today’s audiences seeking to indulge.”

Foxtel, which also recently signed an agreement with Entertainment One for a package of feature films, has been dealing with falling broadcast subscribers, with owner News Corp writing down the value of Foxtel by nearly US$1 billion in May.

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