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How to watch the Royal Wedding on Telstra TV


Posted on May 16, 2018

3 min read

You would have to be living under a rock to not know the big day is this weekend – but you might not know all the ways you can watch the event live on free-to-air or streaming services in Australia, all with your Telstra TV. So we’ve compiled you this ultimate viewing guide.

Nearly all of the main free-to-air channels will be broadcasting the wedding from either 7pm or 7.30pm this Saturday 19 May 2018, with the exception of Channel 10.

There are some important times to take note of for the wedding, especially if you’re planning a viewing party at home.

Guests will begin arriving at the Chapel from 9am, which is 6pm Australian time (AEST). Meanwhile, members of the Royal Family are expected to start arriving around 8:20pm AEST.

The ceremony is set to begin at 9pm AEST.

Here’s how to watch it all, live on your Telstra TV.

Nine Network and 9now

Royal Wedding on 9Now on Telstra TV

7pm, Harry and Meghan: The Royal Wedding. Presented by Georgie Gardner and Karl Stefanovic, this special event will capture all the action from key locations across Windsor and London. Royal insiders and Nine Network reporters will take viewers into the inner sanctum of the Royal Family.

SBS and SBS On Demand

Royal Wedding on SBS on Telstra TV

7:30pm, Royal Wedding Live. Comedian Joel Creasey and TV and radio presenter Myf Warhurst will team up with legendary journalist Ray Martin. Filmed in front of a live studio audience in Sydney, the panel will discuss topical issues and chat to a royalist and republican.

Channel 7 and 7Plus

Royal Wedding on 7Plus on Telstra TV

4pm, Royal Wedding: Prince Harry & Meghan. Melissa Doyle and Michael Usher will have live coverage on Channel Seven and 7PLUS from a purpose-built studio overlooking Windsor Castle.


Royal Wedding on ABC on Telstra TV

7.30pm Royal Wedding: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle. Hosted by Annabel Crabb and Jeremy Fernandez joined by former BBC Royal correspondent Jennie Bond as they cover every aspect of the momentous occasion.

Foxtel Now

Royal Wedding on Foxtel on Telstra TV

7.30pm, E! Live From The Royal Wedding. Hosted by pop culture expert Giuliana Rancic, celebrity fashion stylist Brad Goreski, royal expert E! News chief correspondent Melanie Bromley, and E! UK TV host Sarah-Jane Crawford. E! Entertainment is available as part of your Foxtel Now ‘Lifestyle’ starter pack.

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Sit back because Suncorp Super Netball is back


Posted on April 27, 2018

3 min read

Netball is back on our screens from tomorrow, and this week we chatted to the team captains about how pumped they are for season two, as the league pursues its goal of being the best women’s netball competition in the world.

After a long off-season, the captains are itching to get back out on the court. “We’ve put in a really solid pre-season but for us it’s just about quality netball, and it all starts from game one,” said Kate Moloney, Captain of the Vixens – who will be up against the Magpies in the opening match of the season at 3pm AEST tomorrow.

One of the other huge matches for the weekend ahead will be the 2017 Grand Final rematch between the Lightning and the Giants at 1pm on Sunday. Talking about the form of the defending champions, Lightning captain Geva Mentor told us, “I’m definitely ready to unleash my girls on the Giants” – and all eyes will be on Giants Captain Kim Green returning from 14 months’ rehab after knee surgery.

Netball Australia also shook things up this week announcing new rules in season two that will see teams earn bonus ladder points for winning each quarter of a match. Netball coaches can roam freely courtside as basketball coaches do, which should make for some interesting viewing in tight moments.

Catch every game live, only with Telstra

As the best netballers in the world converge on Australia from April to August, Telstra mobile customers can stream every game live, fast and data-free through the Netball Live Official App which is available in the Apple and Google Play Stores.

And Telstra TV customers can also watch every game live on the big screen. Two live matches each round will also be made available on the Telstra TV Netball App, and two live matches each round will be available on Nine and 9Gem through the live TV tuner on Telstra TV2.

Telstra mobile customers get every game live on mobile included as part of their plan, and there is no additional fee to pay to watch netball live on Telstra TV or TV2.

Telstra TV is available for Telstra broadband customers only.

Growing this elite sport in Australia

At Telstra, we’re proud of our association with Suncorp Super Netball and our ability to bring this exciting competition to fans. Netball is the most popular team sport for women and girls, Netball Australia reports. The most recent annual snapshot shows 563,000 women and 324,000 girls, not counting girls playing school netball, played netball in the course of the year.

We are providing netball fans with more reasons to interact with their favourite sport as part of our commitment to creating new and better ways for fans to connect with netball. By broadcasting to an engaged audience of fans across Australia we are helping Suncorp Super Netball get the exposure it deserves attracting even more sponsorship and funding in order for the game and the athletes to thrive.

Find out how you can catch every game of Suncorp Super Netball live.

5 medical dramas we’re obsessed with right now


Posted on March 13, 2018

3 min read

The Resident - 7Plus - Telstra TV

Whether you’ve worked in a hospital, spent time visiting loved ones or are just obsessed with what goes on behind the scenes, there’s something really entertaining about the life-or-death drama medical professionals face every day. Here’s a list of our favourite shows and films to stream on Telstra TV tonight.

The Resident (7Plus)

The Resident - 7Plus - Telstra TV

This hot new medical drama follows a charming, arrogant and incredibly talented doctor as he makes it his personal mission to shatter unrealistic expectations offirst-year residents. Taking an unconventional approach to medicine, The Resident follows the complex relationships between new doctors, patients and their families, and their brilliant mentor. With maximum drama packed into every episode, this will quickly become your new favourite mid-week show.

Chance (SBS On Demand)

Chance - SBS on Demand - Telstra TV

He’s notoriously known for his cheeky and slightly malicious role as House in the 2000’s, and now Hugh Lawrie is back in an equally brilliant medical drama that’s sure to hook you in. This exciting thriller follows forensic neuropsychiatrist Dr. Chance who has become obsessed with a patient battling multiple personality disorder. He quickly finds himself plunged into the shadows of police corruption, sexual obsession, fractured identities and violence, all while juggling a home life that appears to be falling apart.

The Good Doctor (7Plus)

The Good Doctor - 7Plus - Telstra TV

As one of the most popular shows on free-to-air television right now, audiences all over the world have fallen in love with The Good Doctor. The show’s lead is a lovably awkward and uniquely brilliant medical resident living with autism. After joining the pediatric unit at a prestigious US hospital, he’s thrown into the limelight as he’s faced with scepticism from his fellow surgeons and forced to push his personal boundaries further than ever before.

Grey’s Anatomy (BigPond Movies)

Grey's Anatomy - BigPond Movies - Telstra TV

After thirteen years as one of the world’s favourite medical dramas, Grey’s Anatomy is showing no signs of slowing down. With many characters coming and going throughout the series’ duration, the love, loss, heartbreak and medical miracles that followed our favourite original characters have only gotten more dramatic. Take Meredith Grey, the show’s namesake and brilliant surgeon, who continues to keep working despite surviving the loss of her husband, mother and several close friends.

Flatliners (BigPond Movies)

Flatliners - BigPond Movies - Telstra TV

This modern remake of the 90’s sci-fi classic puts an exciting, and slightly darker, twist on the tale of five medical students determined to understand life after death. The group embark on risky experiment involving stopping their hearts for short periods of time, triggering a near-death state as a way of accessing the afterlife. As the intensity of the experiments increase, the students quickly realise that some things are better left unburied.

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My all-time favourite series on Telstra TV


Posted on March 8, 2018

3 min read

Fitness model and entrepreneur Laura Henshaw recently streamed the first two episodes of Younger season 4 on Telstra TV – and we filmed her reactions and commentary live.

In addition to being a massive Younger fan, Laura has also let us in on her all-time favourite series on Telstra TV.

Younger, Stan

I have only just gotten into this one and wish I had earlier! It is based around a 40-year-old lady, Liza, who struggles to get back into the workforce after having kids and decides to try and pass herself off as a 26-year-old. Liza gets her job at a dream publisher and now has to live with the lie, hoping no one finds out. And Hilary Duff plays Liza’s best work friend. The episodes are only 22 minutes, but it is very easy to watch more than one in a row!

Suits, Netflix

This is one of my favourite series, ever. And it is even better now that Meghan Markle is engaged to Prince Harry. It is set in Manhattan at a big-time law firm and there’s lots of romance, a comedy factor and of course, lots of drama. Plus, the two main male characters, Harvey and Mike, are great eye candy as well!

Orange is the New Black, Netflix

Set in New York City, this is another series that makes it very hard to watch just one episode. It is based around Piper Chapman, who got caught up in an unlucky relationship when she was younger and it comes back to bite her when she is sentenced to time in prison 10 years later. This series will make you laugh and cry and wish you had gotten into it earlier. Season 1 is my favourite.

Breaking Bad, Stan

This is an oldie but a goodie and I will definitely be rewatching it soon. It’s based around the life of a high school science teacher who is diagnosed with terminal cancer and falls into a very strange predicament to be able to help his family financially.

He turns an old RV into a meth lab, and starts his journey into the drug world. I would advise that if you start this one, make sure you have lots of time to watch it all at once – the drama level makes it very hard not to watch the consecutive episodes.

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Oscars 2018: Where to stream this year’s winners and nominees


Posted on March 6, 2018

3 min read

As the 90th annual Academy Awards rewarded the film industry’s finest this week, we look at which of this year’s Oscar winners and nominees are already available for you to stream in the comfort of your own home.

From films and documentaries to television series, here’s where you can find these Oscar winners and nominees on Telstra TV.

Get Out (BigPond Movies and Foxtel Now)

Get Out on BigPond Movies and Foxtel Now

Oscar Winner: best original screenplay

The perfect balance of suspense, comedy and sheer terror, it’s no surprise Get Out took out the top prize for ‘best original screenplay’ at The Oscars. The film follows a young African-American man who visits his rich, Caucasian partner’s family estate, only to uncover the terrifying intention behind their invitation as they struggle with their daughter’s interracial relationship.

Icarus (Netflix)

Icarus on Netflix

Oscar winner: best documentary feature

Winning the Oscar for ‘best documentary’ of 2017, this intense thriller delves into the dark truth behind illegal doping in sports. Filmmaker Bryan Fogel films his chance meeting with a Russian scientist who unveils some of the biggest scandals in sports history. As Putin’s ‘most wanted’ whistle-blower, the scientist reveals everything from swapping out dirty urine, unexplained deaths and undeserved Olympics medals.

Dunkirk (BigPond Movies)

Dunkirk on BigPond Movies

Oscar winner: best sound editing

Deservedly taking out the Oscar for ‘best soundtrack’ in 2017, Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk is a must-watch. With a stellar cast including Kenneth Branagh, Harry Styles and Tom Hardy, excellent talent is accompanied by an incredibly powerful score to produce one of the best modern war films in years. Prepare to experience a string of emotions as the movie keeps you on the edge of your seat for the entire 106 minutes, giving real insight into the terrifying World War II battle.

Blade Runner 2049 (BigPond Movies)

Blade Runner 2049 on BigPond Movies

Oscar winner: best visual effects

Winning ‘best visual effects’ at this year’s Oscars, this brilliant sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic does serious justice to Ridley Scott’s original film. Set over 30 years later, new LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling) is searching for retired blade runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), to help him solve a massive conspiracy following the revelation of a well-protected secret. Packed full of incredible cinematography, A-list actors and show-stopping action, this is one film you can’t miss.

Boss Baby (BigPond Movies)

Boss Baby on BigPond Movies

Oscar nominee: best animated feature film

As much for the adults as it is for the kids, Boss Baby is showing no sign of slowing down as one of the year’s most popular animated films. Coming up only behind Coco at The Oscars, this hilariously universal story follows the impact of a new baby’s arrival on a happy family. Voice overs led by a stellar cast including Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi and Tobey Maguire promise a witty, upbeat dialogue that’ll have you laughing out loud.

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