In an Australian first, FOXTEL and NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN), will officially launch DreamWorks – the 24-hour channel dedicated to kids and family entertainment – from July 1, offering FOXTEL customers access to the hugely popular content from one of the world’s most recognisable animation studios. The DreamWorks channel currently airs in 34 territories across Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.
Following the success of FOXTEL’s DreamWorks pop-up channel in June 2020, the FOXTEL Group will become the exclusive home of the channel in Australia. Transporting families on a journey through the fantastical and colourful worlds of DreamWorks characters, the channel will bring epic adventures, adrenaline-pumping action and a touch of comedy to FOXTEL customers.
DreamWorks will present a slate of fan-favourites including The Boss Baby: Back in Business, Trolls: The Beat Goes On!, Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny and Dawn of the Croods. Other key programming joining the slate includes Tales of Arcadia: Trollhunters, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Dragons: Riders of Berk and Noddy Toyland Detective.
Loaded with action, adventure and imagination, the channel will offer FOXTEL customers added value to their subscriptions, providing kids and families with hours of entertainment on the channel and on-demand.
“We are thrilled to be expanding our partnership with Foxtel by bringing the beloved DreamWorks characters and franchises to Australian homes,” said Chris Taylor, Managing Director, NBCUniversal International Networks and Television Distribution ANZ. “The positive uptake for our DreamWorks pop-up channel was so impressive and it’s exciting to now give the DreamWorks channel a home on Foxtel. We look forward to curating the very best in kids’ entertainment to this exclusive channel through our strong slate of engaging DreamWorks programming.”
“We’re delighted to be working again with our partners at NBCUniversal International Networks to bring the world-famous DreamWorks channel to our customers, with its compelling slate of award-winning and beloved series. This partnership demonstrates our continuous commitment to providing premium content to Australian families, and we are proud to be the exclusive home of the DreamWorks channel here in Australia,” said Amanda Laing, Chief Commercial and Content Officer, Foxtel Group.
DreamWorks will join NBCUIN’s channels Universal TV and E! on FOXTEL and will be available for FOXTEL Kids subscribers to watch now on Channel #717, with DreamWorks shows also available on demand.