New Music Channels launched today
Foxtel have announced tonight that actor/presenter Cameron Daddo is joining brand new music channel SMOOTH as a host and face of the channel.
The announcement was made at a gala event in Sydney celebrating the subscription television broadcaster’s re-invigorated music offering, which launched on air today. The event included exclusive performances by global superstar Alicia Keys and DJ Locksmith from Rudimental.
SMOOTH is a television extension of Australia’s fastest growing radio brand, dmg Radio’s smoothfm, and is the ultimate music destination, an easy place to relax and escape. Already an evening presenter for smoothfm, Daddo adds Foxtel hosting duties to his role as he joins Marcia Hines as a face of the adult contemporary music channel.
Daddo has spent the past 20 years working between Australia and Los Angeles. He is also an accomplished musician, with his debut album A Long Goodbye (1994) reaching #2 on the Australian Country Music charts. In 2011 he released Ten Songs... And Change.
Foxtel’s General Manager Music Channels Shaun James said, “Cameron Daddo is one of the country’s most recognisable personalities and a popular host on smoothfm. By teaming him up with Marcia it creates the perfect synergy between SMOOTH on Foxtel and the radio brand, and together they will help ensure the music channel is a destination for our audience.”
The changes to the music offering on Foxtel also include two new MTV channels, MTV Dance and MTV Music (replacing MTV Classic, MTV Hits and MTV Live), and a revamp of the audio music service, Foxtel Tunes.
The on-air line up at MAX is also growing with the addition of music legend Molly Meldrum to the hosting team in 2014.
SMOOTH, MTV Music and MTV Dance join Foxtel’s stable of music channels alongside popular brands Channel [V], MAX, [V] HITS and Country Music Channel, ensuring the platform offers something for all music lovers.