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What to stream this week on Telstra TV

Entertainment

Posted on May 17, 2019

12 min read

There’s something for everyone this week on Telstra TV. Whether you’re in the mood for an emotional drama, a cheeky comedy or a live music extravaganza, we’ve got what you need to stay entertained.

Ben is Back (Telstra TV Box Office)

Ben is Back - Telstra TV Box Office - Telstra TV

Julia Roberts gives a powerful performance as the desperate mother of a recovering addict in BEN IS BACK, available fresh from the cinema on Telstra TV Box Office. Lucas Hedges plays her son Ben, who checks himself out of rehab early to return home for Christmas. Concerned that he will relapse, his mother Holly allows him to stay only if she can keep a constant eye on him. But it proves to be a difficult task, with a number of ghosts from his past resurfacing to drag him back into his old life. During the course of a day, Holly is introduced to some shocking truths about what led to Ben’s teenage substance abuse. And when he disappears, panic sets in as she faces the familiar threat of losing her son all over again to the devastating disease of addiction. Written and directed by Lucas’s father, Peter Hedges, who was inspired to write the film after losing a friend to a heroin overdose, it’s a touching look into the depths of a mother’s love and the lengths she is willing to go to protect her child from harm.

Fleabag (Amazon Prime Video)

Fleabag - Amazon Prime Video - Telstra TV

One of the smartest British comedies to come along in years, FLEABAG, is now in its second season – available to stream in full from this Friday 17 May on Amazon Prime Video. Written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who also stars in the lead role, this hilariously deadpan series follows a quick-witted single woman as she experiences the highs and lows of dating, friendship and family life in London. Always the cleverest person in the room, she suffers no fools – and often directly addresses the camera to share with viewers a private commentary on what she’s thinking about the other characters, even if it’s just a sly eyebrow raise or a knowing look. And it’s this raw honesty with the audience that makes this show so great. As she deals with a cast of frustratingly real characters including her neurotic sister Claire (Sian Clifford), Claire’s sleazy husband Martin (Brett Gelman), her indecisive dad (Bill Paterson) and her delightfully snide stepmother to be (Olivia Colman), she does so with a dry wit that instantly calls out how absurdly they’re all behaving. And when she’s the offending party, she’s the first to point it out. After all, she did name her own lead character “Fleabag”.

Gentleman Jack (Foxtel Now)

Gentleman Jack - Foxtel Now - Telstra TV

New to Foxtel Now this week is the incredibly modern HBO/BBC period drama, GENTLEMAN JACK – with episodes streaming each Sunday from 19 May. Written and directed by Sally Wainwright, the award-winning creator of Happy Valley, Unforgiven, Scott & Bailey and Last Tango in Halifax, the series is set in Yorkshire in 1832 and follows the life of the fiercely intelligent and assertive Anne Lister (played by Suranne Jones). Based on the real-life diaries of Lister, said to be written in astonishing detail, Lister was widely known to prefer and actively pursue the company of other women – earning her the rather derogatory nickname of “Gentleman Jack”. Being in a position of regional prominence as the heir to her family’s estate, Anne’s diaries were largely written in coded language to hide the details of her lesbian affairs. And while her love life and unusual manner might have bothered some at the time, it didn’t get in the way of her living a remarkably momentous and fulfilling life – especially at a time when men still had a monopoly on industrial and political power. As the series unfolds, we follow Anne’s quest to rejuvenate their country manor house, complete with the men dominating the local coal industry and her courageous plan to take a wife.

Eurovision Song Contest 2019 (SBS On Demand)

Eurovision Song Contest 2019 - SBS On Demand - Telstra TV

Pop music’s largest, most fabulous annual event is here again with the Grand Final of the EUROVISION SONG CONTEST airing live from Tel Aviv, Israel from 5:00am (AEST) this Sunday 19 May on SBS and SBS On Demand – with a replay at 8:30pm. And while we’re not officially part of Europe, Australia’s love of the annual event has meant we’ve been invited back for the fifth time since 2015 to compete against 41 European nations before a global audience of over 200 million viewers. Kate Miller-Heidke will represent Australia in the final this year with her pop-opera banger, “Zero Gravity” – after an incredibly flawless performance in the semi-finals, that has resulted in her currently sitting in second place in the odds to win – right behind this year’s favourite Duncan Laurence from the Netherlands. Watch the broadcast with live commentary from our very own Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey, as they unpack each of the cheezy, kitschy and catchy performances sure to stick in your head for weeks to come.

Find out more about the new Telstra TV* and discover more of what you love.

*Exclusive to Telstra broadband customers. Requires a compatible TV with HDMI port. A minimum internet speed of 3.5mbps is recommended. Antenna required to access free to air channels in your area. Subscription and data charges apply. Search not available across all apps.

Our favourites streaming for the week of 10th of May:

The Front Runner (Telstra TV Box Office)

The Front Runner - Telstra TV Box Office - Telstra TV

Hugh Jackman stars in the gripping political drama, THE FRONT RUNNER – available fresh from the cinema on Telstra TV Box Office. Based on real events that occurred during the 1988 US Democratic primaries, the film follows the story of young presidential hopeful Gary Hart, who emerged as a clear favourite in the selection of a blue party nominee. A skilled communicator, a charming family man and photogenic to boot, Hart was the candidate to beat. But when the press caught wind of Gary cheating on his wife (played by Vera Farmiga), the news blew up – unfortunately for Gary, at the precise time when tabloid newspapers discovered they could mine for stories in the political sphere. Gary was forced to withdraw from the race for the White House in a scandal that rocked not only that election cycle but had knock-on effects for political campaign journalism around the world to this very day. Based on Matt Bai’s book, All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid, the film also stars J.K. Simmons and Alfred Molina. 

Wine Country (Netflix)

Wine Country - Netflix - Telstra TV

Fans of outrageous female-led comedies like Bridesmaids, Sisters and Life of the Party will love WINE COUNTRY, the latest Netflix Original film streaming from this Friday 10 May. Amy Poehler stars as the recently unemployed Abby, who organises a girls getaway to the Napa Valley wine region to celebrate the fiftieth birthday of their friend Rebecca (played by Rachel Dratch). A bit of a control freak, Abby plans out the weekend in excruciating detail. Mother of four, Naomi (Maya Rudolph) is just glad to be out of the house, while Jenny (Emily Spivey) spends much of the trip wishing she were back home with her husband. Catherine (Ana Gasteyer) is glued to her phone, unable to let go of work – while Val (Paula Pell) is here to party after recently recovering from knee surgery. As the wine flows, these six old friends let loose and things get a little crazy. And while they might occasionally get on each other’s nerves, they’re ultimately reminded of why they’ve stayed friends for over twenty years. Also starring Tina Fey and Jason Schwartzman, the film marks Amy Poehler’s directorial debut and offers plenty of familiar campy humour from these former SNL cast favourites.

Chernobyl (Foxtel Now)

Chernobyl - Foxtel Now - Telstra TV

Prepare to be rattled by HBO’s riveting new five-part miniseries CHERNOBYL, airing each Tuesday from 7 May on Foxtel Now. At 1:23 (and 45 seconds) in the morning on 26 April 1986, the nuclear power plant at Chernobyl, Ukraine suffered a disaster of unimaginable proportions. During a routine safety test, the reactor caught fire and exploded – in an unforeseen, uncontrollable event that spread lethal doses of nuclear fallout into the surrounding city – and eventually into the atmosphere, wafting radioactive particles across the Soviet Union and as far as western Europe. The series starts with the firefighters and power plant workers who bravely risked their lives to limit the contamination, while Soviet leaders refused to believe the unthinkable and set about spreading disinformation to save their own hides. Jared Harris plays nuclear physicist Valery Legasov, who was among the first to comprehend and convey the magnitude of the hazard – while Emily Watson plays Ulana Khomyuk, a fellow scientist dedicated to uncovering what caused the worst nuclear accident in history.

Mr Black (10 play)

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Check out the hilarious new Aussie comedy, MR BLACK, airing Tuesdays at 8:45pm (AEST) from 7 May on 10 and 10 play. The series stars Stephen Curry as Mr Black, a behind-the-times retired sportscaster who moves in with his daughter Angela (played by Sophie Wright) when his health takes a turn for the worse. But when he meets Angela’s sensitive, new-age boyfriend Fin (Nick Russell), he decides to focus all of his energy on driving the man out of his daughter’s house. In a battle to prove that the floral print-wearing, foot-rubbing feminist isn’t macho enough to take care of his daughter, Mr Black goes head-to head with Fin in a battle of wits, virility and perseverance. Written by the creator of the cult hit ‘Wilfred’, Adam Zwar, this awkwardly funny offbeat comedy is one that’s sure to leave a smile on your dial.

Our favourites streaming for the week of 3rd of May:

The Favourite (Telstra TV Box Office)

The Favourite - Telstra TV Box Office - Telstra TV

It’s the wickedly witty dark comedy that received a whopping ten nominations at this year’s Academy Awards: THE FAVOURITE is now available, fresh from the cinema on Telstra TV Box Office. Starring Olivia Colman as Queen Anne – a role for which she won the Oscar for Best Actress – this cleverly comical period film follows an ailing and lonely monarch, manipulated by those in her court who compete for her affections to usurp her power. Until now, the business of governing is largely taken care of by her close companion Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz), with whom she shares a secret romantic relationship. But when Sarah’s penniless cousin Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives at the palace looking for work, Abigail becomes a worthy adversary – worming her way into Anne’s good graces, triggering a vicious battle with Sarah for the Queen’s heart and her favour. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) and also starring Nicholas Hoult, James Smith and Mark Gatiss, The Favourite is uniquely unusual, fabulously fun and surprisingly thrilling. Add it to your watch list this week.

Dead To Me (Netflix)

Fans of intriguing mysteries like ‘Big Little Lies’ or ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ will love DEAD TO ME, a brand new Netflix comedy-drama series with all ten episodes available to stream this Friday 3 May. After her husband was killed in a hit-and-run accident, Jen (played by Christina Applegate) joins a grief counselling group to cope with the pain. While there, she meets offbeat optimist Judy (Linda Cardellini), who couldn’t be more different from her own uptight sarcastic self. But through their shared grief, they bond over bottles of wine, phone calls on sleepless nights and their shared love of the eighties sitcom ‘The Facts of Life’. Determined to solve her husband’s murder, the pair go on the hunt for a Mustang with a busted bumper. But as they grow closer, Jen realises there might be more to Judy than meets the eye. Be prepared for a few shocking plot twists and a couple of startling cliffhangers. Just when you think you know what this show is, it turns into something quite different – making for some incredibly addictive binge-viewing.

The Spanish Princess (Stan)

For a royal drama packed with even more politics and romance, check out THE SPANISH PRINCESS, streaming weekly from this Monday 6 May, same day as the US, only on Stan. Charlotte Hope plays Catherine of Aragon, the eponymous Spanish Princess who has been assured her place atop England’s throne since she was only a young girl. Now a teenager, she travels from Spain to dark and dreary England to marry Arthur, Prince of Wales (Angus Imrie). However, shortly after their wedding, the Prince becomes gravely ill and dies. With her claim to the throne now slipping further from her grasp, Catherine sets her sights on the next in line – the younger brother of her late husband, the charming Prince Harry (Ruairi O’Connor), who will one day become King Henry VIII. Based on Philippa Gregory’s novels ‘The Constant Princess’ and ‘The King’s Curse’, this visually stunning series also offers outstanding performances from Laura Carmichael, Harriet Walter and Stephanie Levi-John.

Eden Lake (MUBI)

Eden Lake - MUBI - Telstra TV

And if you’re in the mood for an edge-of-your-seat thriller, EDEN LAKE is now streaming until 2 June on MUBI. Steve (played by Michael Fassbender) and his girlfriend Jenny (Kelly Reilly) plan a romantic weekend away to a secluded spot in the English countryside. But their blissful lakeside escape is suddenly ruined when a rowdy gang of teenagers start hanging around their campsite. When the couple try to stand their ground, the youths become hostile and lash out – spurred on by their unhinged leader Brett (Jack O’Connell). As the weekend goes on, the brutal, unrelenting torment they unleash upon the pair is nothing short of terrifying. Incredibly chilling and expertly executed, this fast-paced horror-suspense isn’t one for the faint of heart.

Activate MUBI today on your Telstra TV to enjoy your first three months for only $1*. Grab the activation code provided in the MUBI app on your Telstra TV and go to mubi.com/telstra to take advantage of this exclusive offer. (*Promotion valid for new MUBI users only. $9.99 a month after the end of your 3 month trial).

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Telstra TV is now available to more customers

Entertainment

Posted on May 14, 2019

3 min read

From today, we’re making Telstra TV available to more customers. Until now, you had to have a Telstra home broadband connection to take advantage of owning our pint-sized entertainment powerhouse – but not any more.

Today, after delivering more than 1.4 million Telstra TVs to living rooms around the country, we’re sharing the love with eligible mobile customers (on a consumer post-paid mobile or mobile broadband service).

We’ve unlocked all the features that were previously enjoyed only by those on the Telstra broadband network. You can now enjoy the content-led home screen, search and free-to-air TV tuner that Telstra TV offers, no matter what internet service provider (ISP) you use.

Customers will be able to take-up Telstra TV outright or on a 24-month plan, as part of our T22 strategy to offer more great entertainment experiences to more people.Telstra TV brings together the biggest brands in entertainment – you can stream movies, TV shows, live sport, music and more, plus watch free to air TV. All in one place.

Telstra TV has Australia’s first integrated live TV, catch-up, and on-demand search function built in – with Telstra TV Smart Search, you can search simultaneously for specific movies, TV and people. This includes free-to-air, catch up TV, Foxtel Now, Netflix, Stan, Kayo Sports, Telstra TV Box Office, Hayu, Animelab, Garage Entertainment and DocPlay.

Our latest Telstra TV now includes voice control built into a clever Wi-Fi-enabled remote. You can now control, play and search with your voice – just ask to search, play and pause movies and TV shows, plus change channels, apps and much more.

Plus, if you pick up a Telstra TV and activate it before 26 August, you’ll receive $125 Telstra TV Box Office credit – providing up to 20 new release movie rentals on us!

You can own a Telstra TV today for $216 outright (remember, you still get the $125 Telstra TV Box Office credit), or if you like the ease of paying off your device for a low monthly price, you can purchase it for $9/mth over 24 months (min cost $216).

Netflix now available as a Telstra billed add-on

If you’re a new Netflix customer you can add-on the Netflix service to your monthly consumer post-paid plan, consolidating all your services in one place. Our range of add-ons gives you the flexibility to pick and choose entertainment based on what you want to watch, with services like Netflix offering monthly subscriptions, allowing you to change or cancel when you want. Plus, you can still take advantage of Netflix’s free 30-day trial offer and you’ll be eligible to earn Telstra Plus points for your subscription.

Things you need to know

Telstra TV: Requires compatible TV, minimum internet speed of 3.5Mbps. Antenna required for live TV. $9.95 delivery fee may apply. Subscription and data charges apply.

Telstra TV Box Office credit: Must activate new Telstra TV and complete Telstra TV Box Office registration before 26/08/19. Credit expires 24 months after registration. Up to 20 movie rentals example based on standard definition movies.

Hardware Repayment Option (HRO): Only customers with an existing fixed or post-paid mobile service are eligible. Maximum 5 HROs per customer at any one time. If you cancel an HRO early or cancel your existing fixed or post-paid mobile service(s), your HRO will also terminate and you will be required to pay out the remainder of your HRO.

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What to stream this week on Telstra TV

Entertainment

Posted on April 26, 2019

15 min read

What are you watching tonight? Check out our newest streaming app, as well as the latest movies and TV shows available right now on Telstra TV.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Telstra TV Box Office)

n You Ever Forgive Me? - Telstra TV Box Office - Telstra TV

Fresh from the cinema this week on Telstra TV Box Office is the critically acclaimed CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? Based on a fascinatingly devious true story, Melissa McCarthy plays Lee Israel – a once-bestselling writer of celebrity biographies who finds herself penniless when her latest release is a flop and she’s unable to secure a deal to write a new book. Desperate to pay the rent, feed her cat and fund her alcoholism, the ill-tempered New Yorker decides to sell one of the rare letters she has unearthed during the course of her research, written by a famous actress. When she learns that the more interesting letters fetch a higher sale price, she begins to use her brilliant writing skills to embellish the letters – and eventually, completely forging others from a variety of famous writers, actors and artists. With buyers starting to get suspicious and the FBI hot on her heels, she enlists the help of her only friend, Jack (played by Richard E. Grant) – but just how far will she go before she loses everything? Nominated for three Academy Awards and two Golden Globes (including Best Actress for Melissa McCarthy in both), this touching yet darkly witty film is well worth the watch.

The Widow (Amazon Prime Video)

The Widow - Amazon Prime Video - Telstra TV

Great news: the Amazon Prime Video app is now available on Telstra TV, offering a range of fantastic new TV shows and movies to stream on demand, straight to your big screen. One of our favourite Amazon Originals this month is THE WIDOW, with all eight episodes available right now – ahead of the UK, which won’t air the series finale until next week. Kate Beckinsale stars as the titular character, Georgia Wells – a woman whose aid-worker husband Will (played by Australia’s Matthew Le Nevez) seemingly died in a plane crash while flying across Africa. But three years later while sitting in a hospital waiting room, Georgia is certain that she spotted him during a television news report of riots in the Congo. With very few leads to pursue, she’s now heading back to Africa to uncover the truth about what really happened to her husband and why he hasn’t returned home. Laced with mystery and unpredictable plot twists, this thrilling series from the writers of the hit BBC series The Missing will keep you guessing until the very end.

House Rules (7plus)

House Rules - 7plus - Telstra TV

Jamie Durie joins the judging team behind Australia’s most inspiring home renovation series, HOUSE RULES – returning this Sunday 28 April at 7pm on 7plus (followed by the series final of My Kitchen Rules at 8pm). Now in its seventh season, the series sees six teams of two transform a variety of homes including houses, terraces, apartments and even a warehouse conversion. With a strong focus on innovation, this season contestants explore an amazing range of the latest technologies and design trends as they travel around the country to overhaul each others’ homes. To win, they’ll not only have to wow the homeowners with their brilliant ideas, but they’ll also need to impress the judges – including international design expert Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen (“LLB”), style guru Wendy Moore and award-winning designer Jamie Durie. Hosted by Johanna Griggs, with mentoring by interior designer Carolyn Burns-McCrave, the series is sure to introduce viewers to plenty of cutting edge concepts you’ll want to incorporate into your own home right away.

Lego Masters (9Now)

Lego Masters - 9Now - Telstra TV

And for a building show of a different kind, get ready to unleash your inner kid with the “blockbuster” (you see what they did there?) new series LEGO MASTERS starting this Sunday 28 April from 7pm on 9Now. Hosted by Hamish Blake, this fun new series has been adapted from the hit British reality show of the same name – and to be clear, it’s not just a show for children. Viewers of all ages will be in absolute awe of the insane creativity of the eight pairs of contestants, as they work under extreme pressure to complete nine highly ambitious design challenges armed with nothing more than their imagination and the mighty plastic Lego brick. With a cash prize of $100,000 on the line, they’ll need to solve complex problems and build magnificent masterpieces to impress Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught – the only Lego Certified Professional in the Southern Hemisphere. Get ready to fall in love with Lego all over again.

Find out more about the new Telstra TV* and discover more of what you love.

*Exclusive to Telstra broadband customers. Requires a compatible TV with HDMI port. A minimum internet speed of 3.5mbps is recommended. Antenna required to access free to air channels in your area. Subscription and data charges apply. Search not available across all apps.

Our favourites streaming for the week of 19th April:

Instant Family (Telstra TV Box Office)

Instant Family - Telstra TV Box Office - Telstra TV

For a charming feel-good comedy the whole family can enjoy, check out INSTANT FAMILY – streaming fresh from the cinema on Telstra TV Box Office. Based on the real life adoption experience of the film’s writer and director Sean Anders, the story follows hopeful parents Ellie (played by Australia’s Rose Byrne) and Pete (Mark Wahlberg), who suddenly find themselves thrown into the deep end after they begin exploring the option of foster care. Initially intending to take in only one child, they are impressed by a spirited teenager named Lizzy (Isabela Moner), who brings with her two younger siblings Juan and Lita. And just like that, the couple find they must quickly adapt to the complexities that come with raising three children of varying ages – in this funny yet genuinely touching tale of what it takes to build a family home. Also stars Octavia Spencer, Margo Martindale and Tig Notaro.

Lunatics (Netflix)

Lunatics - Netflix - Telstra TV

Fans of ‘Summer Heights High’ and ‘We Can Be Heroes’ are in for a treat with Chris Lilley’s latest mockumentary comedy series, LUNATICS – streaming from this Friday 19 April on Netflix. Across ten episodes, this uniquely Australian satire explores six brand new characters played by none other than Lilley himself: there’s the South-African celebrity pet psychic, Jana Melhoopen-Jonks; Quentin Cook, a real estate agent with an awkwardly oversized behind; Joyce Jefferies, an aging adult film star with a hoarding habit; a seven foot tall uni student named Becky; Keith, an inappropriate fashion store owner; and a twelve year old social media influencer named Gavin. Like most of Lilley’s characters, each of them is equal parts weird and wonderful – and thanks to his unique ability to tap into personality traits that we can all recognise in our own friends, family and work colleagues, they’re each also quite endearing in their own individual ways.

The Bold Type (Stan)

The Bold Type - Stan - Telstra TV

New to Stan this month is the third season of THE BOLD TYPE, with new episodes streaming weekly from Wednesday 10 April – same day as the US. Set in the frenetic world of fictional women’s magazine, Scarlet, this intelligently written and very current light-hearted drama series focuses on journalists and work friends Jane (played by Katie Stevens), Kat (Aisha Dee) and Sutton (Meghann Fahy) as they strive for success and live large in the Big Apple. Reporting to their driven but supportive boss Jacqueline Carlyle (Melora Hardin) – a character based on the former editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, Joanna Coles – these smart and capable women help each other to learn and grow through the ups and downs of life, love and friendship. The new season continues on from the conclusion of season two in Paris, with our girls now back in Manhattan and forced to face some crucial life choices.

The Good Fight (SBS On Demand)

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And perhaps one of the most satisfying dramas on television at the moment – season three of THE GOOD FIGHT makes its much-anticipated return to SBS On Demand this week, with new episodes streaming weekly each Wednesday from 17 April. A spin-off from the much-loved series ‘The Good Wife’, this timely and often prescient legal drama follows the fervently progressive Diane Lockhart (played by Christine Baranski) as she struggles to make sense of the state of the nation under a Trump presidency. A partner at the mostly African-American law firm of Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart, she works alongside Adrian Boseman (Delroy Lindo), Liz Reddick (Audra McDonald), Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) and Maia Rindell (Rose Leslie) who this season come up against a rabidly post-truth adversary, Roland Blum (Michael Sheen) – a character who draws inspiration from the notorious lawyer and former real-life friend of Trump, Roy Cohn. Thrillingly dramatic, often educational and surprisingly comedic, the series is definitely one to watch.

Our favourites streaming for the week of 12th April:

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Telstra TV Box Office)

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - Telstra TV Box Office - Telstra TV

Just in time for the school holidays is the heartwarming Dreamworks animation, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD. Hiccup and his dragon bestie Toothless are back, this time to find a spectacular, secret paradise that could save the future of dragon-kind.

And to celebrate the film’s release on Telstra TV Box Office, we’re giving you the chance to win a family holiday for four to the Gold Coast – including flights, accommodation and a VIP caddie tour of Australia Zoo. Enter now at telstratv.com/boxoffice by 3 May 2019. Conditions apply. See website for details.

Game of Thrones (Foxtel Now)

Game of Thrones - Foxtel Now - Telstra TV

Next up is one of the most highly anticipated shows of the year. Gear up for the final season of GAME OF THRONES, returning to our screens on April 15th on Foxtel Now. The last season finished up with an absolute cliff hanger, as show favourites came face to face with the dark enemy we’ve been expecting for years. Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen and Cersei Lannister are now battling it out for the top spot on the throne, which won’t be without a few shocks, dragons and white walkers. Catch up on seasons 1 to 7 on Foxtel Now, and jump in for the next season on April 15.

Our Planet (Netflix)

Our Planet - Netflix - Telstra TV

From the creator of Planet Earth and Blue Planet comes an incredible new wildlife documentary series, OUR PLANET – with all eight episodes streaming now on Netflix. Narrated by the warm and vivid voice of Sir David Attenborough, this majestic series brings together more than 600 crew members and over four years of footage to capture the astonishing beauty of our natural world. Get up close and personal, with never-before-seen footage of the world’s most wondrous creatures in their natural habitats and discover why protecting our planet is so important to us all.

Killing Eve (ABC iview)

Killing Eve - ABC iview- Telstra TV

Now in its second season, KILLING EVE is an unpredictably gripping drama series focused on the mutual obsession between beautiful female assassin Villanelle and MI6 security officer Eve. After Villanelle’s dramatic escape at the end of last season, Eve was left rattled. Now, both women are finding themselves in grave danger. With plenty of action and suspense, the first episode of season 2 is available now on ABC iview.

Billions (Stan)

Billions - Stan - Telstra TV

Brace yourself for the epic new season of BILLIONS, now streaming only on Stan. Set in the high-stakes financial markets of New York City, this cutthroat drama has – until now – followed the savage conflict between US Attorney Chuck Rhoades and crafty hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod. But, the former enemies have been forced to bury the hatchet to avoid their mutual destruction. With Chuck thrown out of office – and Axe losing clients to his former protégé Taylor, how far will each man go to satisfy their appetite for revenge? Find out each Monday, with episodes available same day as the US. Brand new Billions, only on Stan.

Our favourites streaming for the week of 5th April:

Mary Poppins Returns (Telstra TV Box Office)

Mary Poppins Returns - Telstra TV Box Office- Telstra TV

“Spit spot and off we go!” The utterly enchanting MARY POPPINS RETURNS is now streaming fresh from the cinema on Telstra TV Box Office. Everyone’s favourite magical, musical nanny is back (played by Emily Blunt) – this time to look after the grown-up Michael and Jane Banks (Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer) and Michael’s three children too. While Mary has barely aged a day in twenty years, Michael has gone from being a carefree boy to a man with adult responsibilities – and after the loss of his wife, his sister has moved in to help him out. But Michael has no time for the wonder and joy Mary Poppins instilled in him as a boy, now that he’s struggling to stop the bank from repossessing their family home. Through his children’s fantastical adventures with Mary Poppins – including bathtime trips under the sea, a journey inside a painting and a climb to the top of Big Ben to turn back time – he’ll learn that seeing the world through the eyes of a child could be just what he needs to save the day. With an all-star cast that also includes Lin-Manuel Miranda, Colin Firth, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury and Meryl Streep, you’ll fall in love all over again with the magic of Mary Poppins in this delightful follow-up to the much-loved classic.

Keeping Up with the Kardashians (hayu, Foxtel Now and Telstra TV Box Office)

Keeping Up with the Kardashians - hayu, Foxtel Now and Telstra TV Box Office - Telstra TV

Kim, Khloé, Kourtney, Kendall and Kylie are back for a melodramatic new season of their hit reality series, KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS, streaming weekly from this Monday 1 April on hayu, Foxtel Now and Telstra TV Box Office. After the birth of her daughter, an emotionally betrayed Khloe is now struggling to cope with her husband’s very public cheating scandal and the increased attention suddenly thrust upon the pair as a result. Now living in separate cities, Khloe and Tristan will have to forge a new kind of parenting relationship, now that the bonds of trust and respect have been forever destroyed. Meanwhile, Kim and Kanye joyfully announce they’re expecting their fourth child through surrogacy, but Kim is thrown into uncharted territory when Kanye unexpectedly announces that he wants to move the couple and their kids to his hometown of Chicago. Kylie is still shocked and hurt that her best friend Jordyn came between Khloe and Tristan, while Kris is having to cope with the devastating news that her mother is critically ill. Through all their unpredictability, you can be sure that tears will be shed, screaming matches will erupt and drama will reign supreme.

Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix)

Santa Clarita Diet - Netflix - Telstra TV

Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant are back for a deliciously funny third season of SANTA CLARITA DIET, with all ten episodes now streaming on Netflix. Sheila and Joel are husband and wife realtors, enjoying their normal suburban family life until Sheila suddenly falls ill and becomes a zombie who craves human flesh. It might be hard to find the right work-life balance when your partner is undead, but the pair soldier on – raising their daughter, hiding their secret from friends and coworkers, and killing bad people for Sheila to eat. At the end of last season, the pair thought they were done for when their nosy neighbour and Sheriff’s Deputy Anne (Natalie Morales) followed them to the desert to discover them disposing of fellow-zombie Gary (Nathan Fillion). With no choice but to explain everything, rather than horrify Anne, Sheila convinced the cop that she has returned from the dead to do God’s work. Now free from further police investigation, this season Joel delves deeper into a secret Serbian zombie-hunting society in order to save Sheila. Their daughter Abby (Liv Hewson) and neighbour boy Eric (Skyler Gisondo) continue to complicate their feelings for one other, and Sheila introduces a new family member to the ways of the undead.

Mrs Wilson (ABC iview)

Mrs Wilson - ABC iview - Telstra TV

Settle in for an intriguing tale of love and deceit, with the British mystery miniseries MRS WILSON streaming now on ABC iview. Set during World War II and years later in the 1960s, this incredibly captivating yet disturbing true story stars Golden Globe winning actress Ruth Wilson, who plays the role of her own real-life grandmother Alison Wilson. In her early twenties, Alison was working for the Secret Intelligence Service where she fell in love with and eventually married her enigmatic superior, Alexander Wilson. Also an author of many popular spy novels, Alec turns out to be just as mysterious and duplicitous in his own private life – which his wife only discovers some twenty years later after he suffers a heart attack and dies. The further Alison digs into her husband’s past, the more shocking secrets and lies she uncovers. And while her heart tells her to trust the loving father of her two sons, it becomes increasingly difficult to deny the irrefutable proof that’s right in front of her. Stream all three episodes now.

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6 shows to get lost in on Amazon Prime Video

Entertainment

Posted on April 24, 2019

5 min read

With the launch of Amazon Prime Video on Telstra TV earlier this week and the cooler autumn weather setting in, there’s never been a better time to discover a whole heap of new, and highly addictive, shows.

With everything from award-winning comedies to high-action thrillers, Prime Video is known for their high-production original series. Here’s a selection of our favourites to get you started exploring this exciting new app on Telstra TV.

Hanna (Amazon Prime Video)

Hanna - Amazon Prime Video - Telstra TV

Based on the 2011 film of the same name, this action-packed series follows Hanna, a mysterious teenager who has been raised in isolation in the forest. Trained by her soldier father, she’s been conditioned to become a fighting machine, but still seeks connection with the outside world. Determined to make real friendships with others her age, Hanna’s attempt at normality is threatened when she draws the attention of an off-the-book CIA agent who is relentlessly tracking her and her father. Packed full of high-action thrills and moving coming-of-age obstacles, you’ll want to binge your way through this exciting new series.

The Grand Tour (Amazon Prime Video)

The Grand Tour - Amazon Prime Video - Telstra TV

You may recognise them from Top Gear, and now the hilarious TV trio are back with The Grand Tour – an entertaining new series that sees them travelling the world to showcase all things weird and wonderful in motor vehicles. Now up to its third season, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are all back with their usual antics as they visit major cities around the globe, from Johannesburg and Scotland to Nashville and Dubai. From testing out RVs and Italian supercars to training with special operations soldiers at a secret training base, there’s no shortness of adventures in this show – always with a side of laugh-out-loud banter.

American Gods (Amazon Prime Video)

American Gods - Amazon Prime Video - Telstra TV

In this addictively dark series, we’re introduced to ex-convict Shadow Moon – a man left reeling following the death of his wife. After being offered a bodyguard job from a worryingly charming con man named Mr. Wednesday, Shadow comes to discover a hidden, alternative version of the United States as he knew it. Here, magic is real and gods control the nation including the ‘Old Gods’ we’re familiar with from ancient mythology, plus the increasingly powerful ‘New Gods’ including Technology and Media. In an attempt to protect themselves from the growing threat of the New Gods, Mr. Wednesday attempts to unite a team of the original deities to battle for their existence – leaving Shadow confused with his purpose in this scary new reality.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime Video)

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Amazon Prime Video - Telstra TV

Taking out the 2018 Emmy Award for best comedy series, this adorably funny show is sure to have you hooked from episode one. Set in the late 1950s, Miriam “Midge” Maisel is living the American dream – complete with a handsome husband, two children and a beautiful New York apartment. But her life is uprooted when she discovers her talent for stand-up comedy, seeing her move to a rougher side of the city to pursue her passion. Facing criticism from her competition and family alike, Midge must deal with a failing marriage as the works towards her calling of becoming The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Created by the brains behind The Gilmore Girls, this warming series will become your favourite new comedy show.

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (Amazon Prime Video)

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan - Amazon Prime Video - Telstra TV

Based on a popular series of books by author Tom Clancy, the character was showcased several times in movies before scoring his very own series on Amazon Prime Video. Portrayed by John Krasinski, Jack Ryan is a former U.S. Marine who’s seeking to become a CIA analyst in a dangerous world. In his first field assignment, Ryan uncovers suspicious bank transfers that reveal a dark pattern of terrorism. Immediately thrust full-pelt into a thrilling chase throughout Europe and the Middle East, Ryan’s life is constantly at risk as he seeks to prevent a deadly terrorist plot against the United States. Full of nail-biting drama, this series is every bit as good as the books.

The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Prime Video)

Combining the story of Philip K. Dick’s award-winning novel and the mind of executive producer Ridley Scott, this brilliant original series showcases a world where the Allied countries lost World War II and Nazi Germany and Japan control America. In The Man in the High Castle, the United States has been split into three areas, creating a bleak, dystopian-like world of oppression in the 1960’s. After uncovering hidden films that highlight a very different, more equal world, one woman becomes determined to restore her country to life before the war – but challenging the new norm won’t come without massive danger. With three series to binge, this epic show is perfect for action lovers and history buffs alike.

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The Amazon Prime Video app comes to Telstra TV

Entertainment

Posted on April 23, 2019

2 min read

We’ve teamed up with Amazon to bring the Prime Video app to Telstra TV! You can now enjoy a huge range of popular TV shows and hit movies on Prime Video, including exclusive and award-winning Amazon Original content, from the comfort of your couch.

From today, Amazon Prime members in Australia can watch popular TV shows and movies via the Prime Video app on Telstra TV, including critically-acclaimed shows like The Man in the High Castle, the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and crowd-pleasers like The Grand Tour and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.

With new content added each month, Prime Video always has fresh and exciting entertainment, including cult favourites like the high-stakes space drama The Expanse and new Amazon Original series like Hanna.

Prime Video also lets you stream or download eligible content to your compatible tablet or smartphone, so you can keep watching when you’re on the go and away from your Telstra TV. Prime Video is part of Amazon Prime, which you can try with a 30-day trial and thereafter either AUD $6.99 a month or AUD $59 a year.

In addition to Prime Video, Prime membership also includes delivery in as fast as two days on eligible items from Amazon, free international delivery on eligible global store items over $49, as well as access to more than two million songs and thousands of stations and playlists ad-free on Amazon Music, access to over 1,000 e-books with Prime Reading, benefits for gamers with Twitch Prime and more.

You’ll be able to find and download the Prime Video app in the ‘Apps’ section of your Telstra TV from 23 April. The Prime Video app joins the many other apps and services available on Telstra TV, including our other new additions – like Kayo sports streaming, live radio stations through iHeartRadio, and movies and documentaries from Plex and Kanopy – that make it the centre of your living room.

Our latest Telstra TV now comes with a bundled Wi-Fi voice-enabled remote, making searching for anything simple and easy with our universal search function. Since we launched the original Roku-powered box back in 2015, we’ve delivered over 1.4 million Telstra TVs into Aussie homes, bringing together free-to-air TV, catch-up and on-demand subscription services in one place for you to enjoy.

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