Foxtel just launched a documentary-dedicated channel with FOX Docos, replacing Foxtel Arts. This occurs at a time when television viewers find factual content like world events, true crime, and history more engaging. In a Foxtel-commissioned research, it is revealed that 89% of Australians actually choose to watch a documentary or a docuseries in the last 18 months.
With this increasing demand, Foxtel presents FOX Docos, a 24/7 documentary channel that will stream acclaimed docos from around the world. It’s available through linear programming and On Demand, which means you can pick what titles to watch without the need to follow Foxtel’s broadcast schedule.
What documentaries are available on FOX Docos?
Foxtel customers can access the new documentary channel, FOX Docos, starting 1st September. There will be over 600 hours of available content upon launch, which includes Spike Lee’s NYC Epicenters 9/11-2021½, a 4-part docuseries that examines life in New York since the September 11 attacks.
Locally produced titles also join FOX Docos’ library of content like Walking With Hope, a documentary that follows Melissa Doyle and Australian of the Year Grace Tame as they lead a bush walk on the road to self-empowerment, discovery, and healing.
Other notable documentaries available to watch on FOX Docos are Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union, a 3-part docuseries that explores Obama’s life and his rise as a world leader despite being thrust into a nation plagued by racial tensions, and In the Same Breath, a timely documentary that examines the origin and spread of the coronavirus from its outbreak in Wuhan China to the United States.
Just like Foxtel’s top drama channel FOX Showcase, which exclusively releases HBO shows in Australia, a lot of the handpicked titles on FOX Docos are also created by HBO.
How to watch documentaries on FOX Docos?
FOX Docos is part of Foxtel’s base entertainment package, Foxtel Plus, along with over 50 other channels of entertainment, lifestyle, reality, and kids. If you’re already a Foxtel subscriber, you can access FOX Docos and all the documentaries it offers at no extra costs. The Foxtel Plus bundle costs $49 per month, with or without a lock-in contract. Other channels offering documentaries in the Foxtel Plus bundle are Discovery Channel, National Geographic, BBC Earth, and Animal Planet.