Foxtel Smooth

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Foxtel Smooth
Foxtel Smooth Logo.png
Launched3 December 2013
Owned byFoxtel Networks[1]
Picture format576i (SDTV 16:9)
SloganYour Easy Place to Relax
Broadcast areaAustralia
Sister channel(s)Foxtel Networks channels
FoxtelChannel 806
FoxtelChannel 806
Streaming media
Foxtel GoChannel 806

Foxtel Smooth (formerly Smooth) is a 18-hour (originally 24-hour) Australian pay television music channel available via Foxtel satellite and cable services. It launched on 3 December 2013, dedicated to easy listening adult contemporary music.[2][3]


Original logo used when the channel was branded simply as Smooth. As with the current logo, it uses same style as that used by the radio network.

On 1 November 2013, Foxtel announced they were refreshing their music genre channels to allow for more diversity in their offerings.[2] In addition to changes to the channels being offered by MTV Australia and the branding of the audio channels, it was announced that smoothfm would launch a television station that would offer easy listening adult contemporary music which will correspond to their radio network.[2] Smooth is the first radio station in Australia to launch a television channel.[4] Marcia Hines and Cameron Daddo are the faces of the channel.[5][6]

From 11 October 2017, Foxtel Smooth will become a part-day channel, and will only be broadcast between midnight and 6pm. This is due to a move by Foxtel to enable Foxtel Smooth to share the same broadcast bandwidth as Foxtel Arts, which will in turn only be available between 6pm and midnight.[7]


  1. ^ "Shareholdings". Foxtel. Retrieved 10 October 2016. Smooth – Foxtel, Australia
  2. ^ a b c Knox, David (1 November 2013). "Foxtel refreshes music channels". TV Tonight. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Summer Channel Changes". Foxtel. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  4. ^ Davidson, Darren (1 November 2013). "DMG hits sweet spot with Smooth TV launch". The Australian. Australia. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Marcia Hines fronts new Foxtel music channel SMOOTH". 4 November 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  6. ^ Knox, David (5 December 2013). "Cameron Daddo becomes Mr SMOOTH on Foxtel". TV Tonight. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Foxtel downgrades Smooth, Foxtel Arts. Axes LifeStyle YOU". TV Tonight. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.