The ongoing reinvention of Foxtel under CEO Patrick Delany has extended to a fresh revamp of the network’s entertainment offering with the introduction of four new Fox-branded channels and makeover for its Lifestyle franchise.
The network has also confirmed that Matchbox Pictures’ The Real Housewives of Melbourne, which first launched in 2014, will be reanimated for a fifth season and air in 2020 on Arena.
The global Real Housewives franchise started from Orange County and has spread across the Us in Miami, New York, New Jersey, Atlanta, Beverly Hills, Washington DC, Dallas and Potomac. Other international Housewives series include Auckland, Israel, Athens, Cheshire, Vancouver, Toronto, Johannesburg, Hungary and France.
The Foxtel Lifestyle Group, which includes Arena, has also been re-engineered under the recent appointment of former Pacific Magazines executive Wendy Moore.
“Our female audiences are incredibly important and this wholesale revision and revitalisation of the Lifestyle