Foxtel today announced that Australian music icon Marcia Hines is joining the new music channel, SMOOTH, as a host and face of the channel.
With a career spanning four decades, Marcia Hines is one of Australia’s most recognisable voices. An ARIA Hall of Fame honouree, she has released thirteen studio albums, achieved gold and platinum sales, was awarded an Order of Australia and is no stranger to television audiences.
An adult contemporary music channel, SMOOTH is a television extension of Australia’s fastest growing radio brand, dmg Radio’s smoothfm, and launches nationally on Tuesday, December 3, 2013.
The ultimate music destination and an easy place to relax to and escape, SMOOTH will deliver a range of programming such as concert specials, countdowns and music videos from iconic artists such as Madonna, Michael Bublè, Adele, Whitney Houston, Fleetwood Mac, Robbie Williams, Celine Dion and Mariah Carey.
Shaun James, General Manager Music Channels said: “Marcia Hines is one of Australia’s most celebrated and respected musicians and she brings to SMOOTH both her artistic credentials and extensive knowledge and passion for music. We know that our viewers are going to love her and we’re delighted to welcome her to the Foxtel family.”
Marcia Hines said: “Firstly I’m very excited, I know that I’m going to enjoy working on SMOOTH. Music has been a very large part of my life and continues to be, and to me, a day without music is what I call a sad day. So here’s to many days filled with good music and great memories.’
The launch of the new channel is part of Foxtel’s re-invigorated music offering which will kick off this summer. SMOOTH joins Foxtel’s stable of music channels alongside popular brands Channel [V], MAX, [V] HITS and Country Music Channel, as well as two refreshed MTV music channels, MTV Dance and MTV Music.
These changes to Music on Foxtel will commence Tuesday, December 3.