The NFSA is proud to work with all our partners in building a significant record of Australia’s television output.
The NFSA has entered into donation agreements with FOXTEL Management Pty Ltd (1 September 2008) and Premier MEDIA group, FOX Sports (8 April 2010) to ensure the story of the introduction of subscription television to Australia is captured and preserved as part of the history of Australian television.
These partnerships have added a range of productions to the NFSA collection including:
- the award-winning FOXTEL/Southern Star John Edwards series, Love My Way (Claudia Karvan, John Edwards, Australia, 2004–2007)
- Australia’s first 3D broadcast, International Football: Australia vs New Zealand, 24 May 2010
- a selection of FOXTEL’s coverage of the London 2012 Olympics
- Arena Channel’s Project Runaway Australia series
- History Channel documentaries including Kapyong (John Lewis, 2011) and The Tragedy of The Montevideo Maru (John Schindler and Bob Blasdall, 2009)
- the 2012 FOXTEL Screenwriters Address: Andrew Bovell
- FOXTEL career interviews with Sky News CEO, Angleos Frangopoulos and former FOXTEL CEO, Kim Williams.
In 2006 the Australian Writers’ Foundation, with the support of FOXTEL, embarked on a program to record the oral history of Australia’s significant writers in radio, television and film. The AWF FOXTEL Oral History Project 'aims to provide an archival film record of the scriptwriters giving an account of their experiences in writing Australian drama. These interviews are conducted with the generous support of FOXTEL and given to the National Film and Sound Archive and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School for archiving’.
For further information on the contribution to the collection resulting from the NFSA/FOXTEL agreement please see the Case Study on pages 95-96 of the NFSA 2009-2010 Annual Report.