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Foxtel
Foxtel
is an Australian pay television company, operating a duopoly in cable television, a monopoly in direct broadcast satellite television, and IPTV
IPTV
catch-up services. It was formed in 1995 through a joint venture established between News Corporation
News Corporation
(now News Corp; through News Limited, now News Corp
News Corp
Australia) (FOX) and Telstra
Telstra
(TEL). Both of the owning companies are 50% shareholders. It shares many features with the Sky service in the United Kingdom, including iQ, the electronic program guide, a similar remote control, and Red Button Active.

Contents

1 History 2 Ratings 3 Availability 4 Channels

4.1 Current channels 4.2 Defunct channels

5 Current services

5.1 Foxtel
Foxtel
app 5.2 Foxtel
Foxtel
Now 5.3 Foxtel
Foxtel
Guide 5.4 Foxtel
Foxtel
magazine

6 Past Services

6.1 Foxtel
Foxtel
Digital 6.2 Foxtel
Foxtel
HD 6.3 Foxtel
Foxtel
on Demand 6.4 Foxtel
Foxtel
Download 6.5 Mobile Foxtel 6.6 Foxtel
Foxtel
on Xbox 360
Xbox 360
and Internet TV 6.7 Presto

7 Devices

7.1 Foxtel
Foxtel
Standard 7.2 Foxtel
Foxtel
iQ 7.3 Foxtel
Foxtel
iQ2 7.4 Foxtel
Foxtel
iQ3

8 Advertising on Foxtel 9 Marketing

9.1 EOFYS

10 Legislation affecting Foxtel

10.1 Anti-siphoning

11 Third party access 12 Foxtel
Foxtel
Networks

12.1 Former channels

13 See also 14 References 15 External links

History[edit]

Foxtel
Foxtel
headquarters in Southbank, Victoria

In 1995, a venture between News Corporation
News Corporation
(in particular 20th Century Fox Media) and Telstra
Telstra
took place whereby Telstra
Telstra
would transmit a TV signal through its coaxial network and News Corporation would be the basis for offering channel negotiations and connections. Foxtel
Foxtel
was formed ("Fox" representing News Corporation's Fox and "Tel" representing Telstra). On 23 October 1995, Foxtel
Foxtel
commenced a 20 channel service, delivered over the Telstra
Telstra
Hybrid Fibre Coaxial network.[2] In May 1998, Australis Media, the owner of a satellite television service known as Galaxy, was declared insolvent. In June 1998, Foxtel was able to significantly boost its customer base by acquiring Galaxy subscribers from the liquidator of Australis Media and immediately commenced supplying programming to Galaxy's subscribers on an interim basis.[3] In February 1999, Foxtel
Foxtel
began offering its own satellite service to new customers.[4] Publishing and Broadcasting Limited
Publishing and Broadcasting Limited
bought half of News Corporations shares in October 1998, giving each quarter ownership.[5] In 2002, a Content Sharing Agreement between Foxtel
Foxtel
and Optus Television was approved by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).[6] On 11 July 2011, Austar
Austar
announced that "it had entered into definitive transaction agreements with Liberty Global, Inc. (LGI) and Foxtel Management Pty Limited (Foxtel) under which Foxtel
Foxtel
will acquire Austar by a series of transactions including a scheme of arrangement (Scheme)."[7] This takeover involved a minority shareholder approval on 30 March 2012,[8] the approval of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on 10 April 2012,[9] and has had approval from a Second Court Hearing.[10] The Austar
Austar
shares have been suspended on the ASX as of 16 April 2012,[11] and were delisted from the ASX on 27 April 2012.[7] The takeover was completed on 24 May 2012. News Corporation
News Corporation
acquired Consolidated Media Holdings
Consolidated Media Holdings
in November 2012, bringing its stake to 50%, up from 25%.[12]

Foxtel
Foxtel
logo until 2017

On 15 June 2015, Foxtel
Foxtel
officially agreed to buyout 15% shares in Ten Network Holdings, pending the approval from the ACCC. Prior to the acquisition, Discovery backed out from bidding partnership with Foxtel. In June 2017, Foxtel
Foxtel
announced that it would be undergoing a major rebrand – the first in its 22-year history – as part of a move to convey an image that " Foxtel
Foxtel
is for everyone". The previously logo, described by the company as "quite aggressive, quite arrogant, quite elitist", would be replaced with an all lowercase logo, and its Foxtel Play service would rebranded to Foxtel
Foxtel
Now.[13] On 6 March 2018, News Corp
News Corp
Australia
Australia
announced a merger of Fox Sports (Australia) with Foxtel
Foxtel
(co-owned by News Corp
News Corp
Australia
Australia
and Telstra). News Corp
News Corp
owns a 65 percent stake in the combined entity, with Telstra owning 35 percent.[14] The combining of the two businesses places emphasis on live-streaming sports and entertainment. Ratings[edit] Foxtel
Foxtel
grew rapidly in 2007, with most of Foxtel's highest-ever rating events being broadcast that year, including the 2007 AFC Asian Cup quarter-final between Australia
Australia
and Japan, which drew an average of 419,000 viewers,[15] an Australian pay television record at that time. This ratings record has since been eclipsed by the 2011 Rugby World Cup on Fox Sports 1 averaging around 500,000 viewers, which was smashed by the 2012 London Olympics Coverage, broadcast on 8 dedicated channels in both HD and SD formats, which saw an average of 946,432 viewers tuning in on the opening weekend, with around 600,000 to 700,000 viewers nightly thereafter. As of 2012, Fox Sports channels, particularly Fox Footy, average between 90,000 and 300,000 + viewers for NRL/AFL matches throughout the week. The highest-rated light entertainment shows are The Simpsons most weeknights on Fox8
Fox8
with around 110,000 viewers, as well as Family Guy with around 70,000 viewers. A&E has also recorded healthy audience numbers for its TruTV
TruTV
& A&E US syndicated shows from the US – Pawn Stars
Pawn Stars
(85,000), Hardcore Pawn
Hardcore Pawn
(85,000), and Storage Wars
Storage Wars
(90,000). BBC UKTV
BBC UKTV
also consistently rates well with British soaps EastEnders
EastEnders
(80,000) and Coronation Street
Coronation Street
(65,000). The LifeStyle
LifeStyle
channel has experienced audiences in excess of 100,000 people for its Premiere shows Location, Location, Location Australia, Grand Designs Australia, Selling Houses Australia, Disney Channel (Australia) and The Real Housewives of Melbourne
The Real Housewives of Melbourne
brings strong ratings. Availability[edit] Foxtel
Foxtel
transmits its cable service via Telstra
Telstra
hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) cable into the Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide
Adelaide
and Perth metropolitan areas, along with the Gold Coast. Foxtel
Foxtel
now also transmits its satellite service into these cities as well as all over Australia
Australia
including regional areas since the takeover of Austar, previous Austar
Austar
customers are now 100% Foxtel
Foxtel
customers with the conversion from Austar
Austar
to Foxtel
Foxtel
in regional Australia
Australia
is now complete, however, satellite service is not supplied to user sites where Telstra
Telstra
HFC cable is available in metropolitan areas. Foxtel
Foxtel
on Mobile launched on Telstra's Next G Network in late 2006 and is now available within Telstra
Telstra
Next G (HSDPA/850 MHz) coverage areas, which covers 99% of the population.[16] Telstra's network and Foxtel
Foxtel
were created to combat the threat posed to Telstra's local call business by the combination of Optus
Optus
Vision (now known as Optus
Optus
TV) content bundling with Optus' local telephony services; Foxtel
Foxtel
was the content arm of Telstra's defence strategy, while Telstra's multimedia broadband network was originally the sole delivery system. In 2002, Foxtel
Foxtel
and Optus Television
Optus Television
agreed to a content-sharing arrangement. Programming competition between the two companies has now dissipated. Prior to its acquisition by Foxtel
Foxtel
in 2011, Austar, a regional pay television operator, also carried most Foxtel programming.

Foxtel
Foxtel
subscriber growth from 1995 to 2007[17][18]

As of 2011[update], Foxtel
Foxtel
is Australia's largest pay television operator, with programming available to over 70% of Australian homes, and delivered to over 1.65 million,[19] either directly or by Foxtel's wholesale customers. In April 2008, Foxtel's penetration into Australian homes passed 30%.[20] This penetration rate is significantly lower compared with market penetration rates in the US (over 85%)[21] and in Western Europe (over 55%).[22] This is due to the fact that Australian pay-TV fees are significantly more expensive and pay-TV began delivering its service much later in Australia
Australia
than in the US.[original research?] Foxtel
Foxtel
announced its maiden annual profit in 2006, more than 10 years after it commenced services. The installation and maintenance of Foxtel
Foxtel
services is Telstra's responsibility. In many markets Telstra has outsourced installation and maintenance to large communications contractors, including ABB Communications and Siemens-Thiess Communications Joint Venture. In 2007, Network Ten
Network Ten
formed an agreement with Foxtel
Foxtel
to allow them to carry a digital version of Ten's programming. Included in the deal is electronic program guide data, which allows Foxtel
Foxtel
iQ users to schedule recordings on Ten. Before the agreement, Ten was carried in an analogue format on cable only. In 2008, Seven Network
Seven Network
finally entered an agreement to allow Foxtel
Foxtel
to carry its SD signal. In 2008, the first Pay TV package comparison site YouCompare was launched to allow Foxtel
Foxtel
packages and pricing to be compared to SelecTV, however this service was ceased along with the ceasing of SelecTV's service in late 2010. On 15 November 2009, Foxtel
Foxtel
released an additional 25 channels to satellite and cable subscribers, consisting of high definition channels, movie and theme channels, and several new time-shifted channels. As part of the release, Seven began broadcasting to satellite subscribers in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. On 24 November 2009, Foxtel
Foxtel
added 7TWO
7TWO
to the East Coast (satellite) and 7TWO
7TWO
and GO! to cable subscribers. ABC3
ABC3
was recently introduced on 4 December 2009 to all Foxtel
Foxtel
and Austar
Austar
subscribers. On 20 May 2010, Foxtel
Foxtel
and Microsoft
Microsoft
announced a new way of receiving Foxtel
Foxtel
through Xbox 360's online service Xbox LIVE. The service launched November 2010 with 30+ channels and an additional 12 Video-on-demand channels. It also provided Foxtel's movie service, known as Foxtel
Foxtel
On Demand, to non-subscribers for the first time on a pay-per-view basis. Further linear channels were added in April 2011 with the addition of 7 Telstra
Telstra
BigPond channels. In June 2011, Foxtel
Foxtel
launched an over-the-top service on Telstra's IPTV
IPTV
set top box called Foxtel
Foxtel
on T-Box carrying the same services as the Foxtel
Foxtel
on Xbox service. Also as of June 2011, Foxtel's subscribers numbered just over 1.65 million. In November 2014, Foxtel
Foxtel
added 2 new SD channels, 9 new HD channels and rebranded 2 sports channels to satellite and cable subscribers. Channels[edit] Foxtel
Foxtel
defines a virtual channel order that groups channels by their content. General entertainment channels are from 100 to 149 which includes metropolitan/state-based localised advertising primary channels the Nine Network, ABC, SBS, the Seven Network
Seven Network
and Network Ten, with metropolitan/state-based localised advertising multichannels ABC Comedy/ABC Kids, 7TWO, 9Go!, One, Eleven, SBS VICELAND, and Food Network, As well as national channels TV Hits, Arena, LifeStyle, Fox8, 111, Fox Classics, Binge, LifeStyle
LifeStyle
YOU, FX, MTV
MTV
and the Foxtel
Foxtel
on Demand Movie Preview. Also for the following extra channels which are The Comedy Channel, 13th Street, NBCUniversal's Universal Channel, BBC First and E!, LifeStyle
LifeStyle
Food, LifeStyle
LifeStyle
Home, Style, Syfy and Foxtel Arts Foxtel
Foxtel
has announced key programming slated to air on its brand new channel, Binge. Binge is part of the Drama tier and started airing 5 October 2016 at 9:00am. It will be available on channel 116 in High Definition with access to Closed Captions and Series Link.[23] Timeshifted versions of general entertainment channels are from 150 to 169 for a two-hour delay of Fox8, TV Hits, Fox Classics, The Comedy Channel, Arena, FX, LifeStyle, LifeStyle
LifeStyle
Food, LifeStyle
LifeStyle
You, 111, BBC First, 13th Street and Syfy. Special
Special
interest channels are from 170 to 179 which includes Aurora Community Channel, TVSN
TVSN
and Expo Channel. Extra channels are from 180 to 199 which includes Australian Christian Channel, Hillsong Channel, 7flix, 7mate, 9Gem, Daystar and 9Life. High definition channels are from 200 to 299 which includes metropolitan/state-based localised advertising versions of the ABC HD, 7HD, 9HD, Ten HD, SBS HD, Fox Sports News 500, Fox Sports 501, Fox Sports 502, Fox Sports 503, Fox Footy
Fox Footy
504, Fox Sports 505, Fox Sports 506, ESPN and ESPN2, As well as national channels Foxtel
Foxtel
HD+ Welcome Movie, A&E, Fox8
Fox8
(native & SD upscaled), BBC UKTV, FX, SoHo, Premiere, showcase, Disney, Family, Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, Masterpiece, Discovery, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild
Nat Geo Wild
and BBC Knowledge. Movie packaged channels are from 400 to 499 which includes Foxtel Movies More (themed movies and pop-up events),[24] Premiere, Premiere 2, showcase, showcase two, Action, Comedy, Drama, Disney, Family, Thriller, Masterpiece and World Movies. Metropolitan/state-based localised advertising Sports Channels packaged channels are from 500 to 599 which includes Fox Sports News 500 Fox Sports 501, Fox Sports 502, Fox Sports 503, Fox Footy
Fox Footy
504, Fox Sports 505, Fox Sports 506, Disney's ESPN and ESPN 2, Eurosport, beIN Sports 1, beIN Sports 2, beIN Sports 3, Eurosport
Eurosport
News, Main Event (pay-per-view), Sky Racing
Sky Racing
1, Sky Racing
Sky Racing
2, Sky Racing
Sky Racing
World, Racing.com, Chelsea FC TV, Liverpool FC TV and Manchester United FC TV (All three coming July 1, 2016). Metropolitan/state-based localised advertising News, Coverage and informational channels are from 600 to 699 which includes Sky News Local, Sky News
Sky News
Australia, Sky News
Sky News
Business, Sky News
Sky News
Weather Channel, Fox News
Fox News
Channel, Time Warner's CNN
CNN
International, National Geographic (with two-hour timeshifted version), Discovery (with two-hour timeshifted version), ABC News Australia, NBCUniversal's CNBC, A-PAC, BBC World News, Bloomberg Television, Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera
English, CGTN News, CCTV-9 Documentary, NHK World
NHK World
and RT. Also included in the line-up are Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo People, History, A&E and CI, Discovery Communications' Animal Planet, Discovery Turbo MAX
Discovery Turbo MAX
(with two-hour timeshifted version), Discovery Science, Discovery Home & Health, TLC and BBC Knowledge. Pre-Teenage entertainment channels are from 700 to 799 which includes Viacom Media Networks
Viacom Media Networks
channels Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Time Warner's Cartoon Network and ABC3. Also included in the line-up are Nick Jr., CBeebies, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Boomerang and Baby TV. Music video channels are from 800 to 829 which includes Channel [V], MAX, Smooth and Country Music Channel. Also included in the line-up are [V] Hits, Viacom Media Networks
Viacom Media Networks
channels MTV
MTV
Music and MTV
MTV
Dance. Audio only channels are from 830 to 899 which includes Foxtel
Foxtel
Tunes (formerly known as Air Active), SBS AM, SBS FM, ABC NewsRadio, ABC Radio National, ABC Local Radio, ABC Local Radio
ABC Local Radio
NSW, ABC WA Goldfields, ABC Classic FM, ABC Triple J, Double J and ABC Jazz. Pay-per-view and foreign language channels are from 900 to 989 which includes Foxtel
Foxtel
on Demand, Greek radio Ant1 Radio and Antenna, Italian radio RAI Radio and RAI and Adults Only Select 1 and 2. Interactive services available are Foxtel
Foxtel
Tunes, Modem Connection Test, Sky News
Sky News
Multiview/Local, Sky News
Sky News
Weather Active, Fox Sports Active and TAB Active. Current channels[edit] Sports

Fox Sports 501* Fox League* Fox Sports 503* Fox Footy* Fox Sports 505* Fox Sports 506* Fox Sports More* beIN Sports 1* beIN Sports 2* beIN Sports 3* ESPN* ESPN2* Eurosport*

Drama

Showcase* BBC First* 13th Street* FX* Binge* BoxSets* Zee Anmol*

Movies

Foxtel Movies
Foxtel Movies
Premiere* Foxtel Movies
Foxtel Movies
Action* Foxtel Movies
Foxtel Movies
Comedy* Foxtel Movies
Foxtel Movies
Masterpiece* Foxtel Movies
Foxtel Movies
Family* Foxtel Movies
Foxtel Movies
Disney* Foxtel Movies
Foxtel Movies
Romance* Foxtel Movies
Foxtel Movies
Thriller* Foxtel Movies
Foxtel Movies
More* Movies OK*

Entertainment

FOX8* UKTV Arena* MTV Universal Channel* TVH!TS 111 funny FOX Classics LifeStyle* Discovery Channel* National Geographic* Disney Junior Nick Jr. Boomerang MTV
MTV
Music MTV
MTV
Dance [V] Hits Zee TV Max Foxtel
Foxtel
Smooth Country Music Channel Foxtel
Foxtel
Tunes Fox Sports News* Eurosport
Eurosport
News STAR Plus Sky Racing
Sky Racing
1 Sky Thoroughbred Central* Sky News
Sky News
Live* Sky News
Sky News
Weather Sky News
Sky News
Business* Fox News
Fox News
Channel BBC World News CNN CGTN CGTN-Documentary NHK World Aurora Bloomberg Television CNBC A-PAC* Al Jazeera RT Expo Channel TVSN ACCTV Daystar Sonlife Hillsong Channel

Entertainment Plus

The Comedy Channel Syfy* Style TLC A&E* E! Lifestyle Home Lifestyle Food Lifestyle You

Docos

Nat Geo Wild* History* Discovery Turbo Foxtel
Foxtel
Arts* Nat Geo People Discovery Science Animal Planet Crime + Investigation BBC Knowledge*

Kids

Cartoon Network Disney Channel CBeebies Nickelodeon Discovery Kids Disney XD

Note: *Available in HD Defunct channels[edit] Channels that were re-branded include W (renamed SoHo), Fashion TV (replaced by FX/Fashion moved to Fetch TV), BBC HD (replaced by BBC UKTV HD), Fox Kids
Fox Kids
Australia
Australia
(shared with Fox Classics), Weather 21 (replaced by The Weather Channel), The Weather Channel (replaced by Sky News
Sky News
Weather), Showtime Greats (replaced by Showtime Action, Showtime Comedy and Showtime Drama, both swallowed with Foxtel Movies), VH1 Australia
Australia
(Replaced by MTV
MTV
Classic), MTV
MTV
Classic (moved to Fetch TV), MT V Hits
V Hits
and MTV
MTV
Live HD (all three were both swallowed and rebranded as MTV
MTV
Dance and MTV
MTV
Music), Air Active (which was replaced by Foxtel
Foxtel
Tunes), KidsCo
KidsCo
(Replaced by Discovery Kids), Fuel TV, Speed (both replaced by Fox Sports 505 & 506 respectively) and SoHo (Replaced by Binge). HD multichannels that were replaced by other HD channels include One (replaced by Ten HD, One was reduced to SD) and GEM (replaced by 9HD, rebranded today as 9Gem
9Gem
and was reduced to SD). Channels completely discontinued include MusicCountry, The Soundtrack Channel, Movie Network (replaced by Foxtel
Foxtel
Movies), Showtime Network (replaced by Foxtel
Foxtel
Movies), TechTV, Fashion TV
Fashion TV
(replaced by FX/Fashion moved to Fetch TV), Ovation, KidsCo, History+2, Starpics (replaced by Foxtel
Foxtel
Movies), Gamesworld Interactive Games and the Interactive Sports Selector. TV1 and SF ceased transmission at 11:59pm, 31 December 2013 after Foxtel
Foxtel
chose not to renew their contracts as they wanted to bring as many channels in house as they did with their movie offerings. They were replaced by two new channels: T V Hits
V Hits
and Syfy. STUDIO ceased transmission at 11:59pm, 27 March 2015 after choosing not to renew the contract with SBS Television. This was replaced by Foxtel Arts in both SD & HD on Channel 132. Turner Classic Movies (TCM) was discontinued on 13 December 2016.[25] Current services[edit] Although originally launching in 1995 with just a cable service, Foxtel
Foxtel
has branched out into many new services since its inception including broadband and phone services in 2014. Foxtel
Foxtel
app[edit] Foxtel
Foxtel
subscribers are able to access live and on-demand content within packages they are subscribed to through the internet via the Foxtel
Foxtel
app. The service was formerly known as Foxtel
Foxtel
Go prior to a company wide rebrand in June 2017. Foxtel
Foxtel
launched the Foxtel
Foxtel
Go service on 7 November 2012.[26] Originally, it was only available on iPad, but from 20 February 2013 it was also available on iPhone, and later on Mac, Windows PC and selected Android devices. Foxtel
Foxtel
Go was launched after the success of its London 2012 app, which simulcast 8 live high definition channels that were also offered on the standard Foxtel
Foxtel
service.[27] Access to the Foxtel
Foxtel
app is free for residential customers with a set-top box and a Foxtel
Foxtel
or Foxtel Now
Foxtel Now
subscription, allowing access to any channel that they are subscribed to. The Sky News
Sky News
service can be accessed through the service without an account. Only five devices can be linked to an account during any given month with only two being able to view content at the same time, and only one device change is permitted per month. Unlike Mobile Foxtel
Foxtel
(provided by Telstra) – which only provides a loop of selected shows – the Foxtel
Foxtel
app offers a live simulcast of the channels available through the traditional cable and satellite services. The service also has no time limits; Mobile Foxtel
Foxtel
offers only 15 minutes of programming per session, or a maximum 200 minutes per month.[28] The channels currently available to subscribers are:[29] Entertainment – Fox 8; UKTV; Arena; MTV; Universal; TVH!TS; 111 funny; Lifestyle; Discovery Channel; National Geographic; Disney Junior, Nick Jr.; Boomerang; [V] Hits; Max; Country Music Channel; Sky News; Sky News
Sky News
Business; Sky News
Sky News
Weather; Fox Sports News; CNN; BBC World News; CNBC. Entertainment Plus – The Comedy Channel; Syfy; Style; TLC; E!; A&E; Lifestyle Food; Lifestyle You; Lifestyle Home. Kids – Disney Channel; Cartoon Network; CBeebies; Nickelodeon; Discovery Kids; Disney XD. English Club Channels – Chelsea TV; Liverpool FC TV; Manchester United FC TV. Drama – Showcase; BBC First; FX; Binge; 13th Street; BoxSets. Sport – Fox Sports 1; Fox Sports 2; Fox Sports 3; Fox Sports 4; Fox Sports 5; Footy Play and Footy Play+ (not available on PC or Mac); Fox Sports Plus 1-4; Eurosport; ESPN; ESPN 2; BeIN Sports 1-3. Movies – Premiere; Disney; Action; Comedy; Romance; Family; Masterpiece; More; Thriller; World Movies. Docos – History; Nat Geo Wild; Discovery Turbo; Nat Geo People; Animal Planet; Discovery Science; Crime + Investigation; BBC Knowledge. The Foxtel
Foxtel
app also offers an on demand service for most channels listed above except for sports channels. Foxtel
Foxtel
Now[edit] Main article: Foxtel
Foxtel
Now Foxtel Now
Foxtel Now
(Formerly Foxtel
Foxtel
Play) is an internet television alternative to the traditional Foxtel
Foxtel
subscription, offering customers a no lock in contract subscription starting at $10. The service offers over 50 live channels and hundreds of hours of video on-demand content across 6 subscription packages. The service is available across a range of devices such as computers, TVs and video game consoles. In addition, subscribers have access to Foxtel's Foxtel
Foxtel
Go app expanding access to smartphones and tablets. On 4 October 2016, Foxtel
Foxtel
announced that a new look Foxtel
Foxtel
Play streaming service will roll out from December 2016 and that Foxtel Play will be a simpler, cheaper and more flexible IP-delivered product.[30] As part of a company wide rebrand in June 2017, Foxtel
Foxtel
announced that from 7 June, Foxtel
Foxtel
Play would be renamed Foxtel Now
Foxtel Now
and would gain HD streaming and Chromecast
Chromecast
support with a lower starting price of $10 per month.[31] Foxtel
Foxtel
Guide[edit] On 5 December 2009, Foxtel
Foxtel
launched a mobile TV guide for the Apple iPhone, dubbed " Foxtel
Foxtel
Guide". Features include: remote record for iQ and iQ2, free to air listings, program descriptions and classifications. The application is free to download from the iPhone App Store and is available to non-subscribers (with the exception of the ability to remote record). On 25 February 2011, Foxtel
Foxtel
released an Android application which is available as a free app from Google Play. The app is optimised for both Android smartphones and tablets. Foxtel
Foxtel
magazine[edit] The Foxtel
Foxtel
magazine contains daily listings for most channels offered on the Foxtel
Foxtel
platform. Foxtel
Foxtel
subscribers can opt-in and subscribe to the Foxtel
Foxtel
magazine for a monthly fee. Legacy Foxtel
Foxtel
Platinum subscribers who opted in for the magazine prior to the Platinum magazine unbundling period in mid-2010, currently still continue to get the magazine free of charge. Foxtel's magazine is Australia's most-read paid-for monthly magazine, with a monthly reach of about 700,000.[32] It is published for Foxtel by Medium Rare Content Agency, and distributed to Foxtel
Foxtel
subscribers (who choose to pay for this service) by via post.[33] Foxtel
Foxtel
no longer offers the magazine free to new "Platinum" subscribers. The change to this policy was introduced by Foxtel
Foxtel
to reduce physical waste (paper and associated environmental impact) from printing the monthly magazine, and to reduce monthly costs associated with printing and posting overhead for the Foxtel
Foxtel
magazine, to all legacy Platinum customers who decided not to opt-in during the opt-in period in early 2010. As of February 2016, the magazine no longer lists the sports channels. Past Services[edit] Foxtel
Foxtel
Digital[edit]

Foxtel
Foxtel
Digital logo

Foxtel
Foxtel
launched its digital service ( Foxtel
Foxtel
Digital) in March 2004. The service is loosely based on another of News Corporation's subscription providers, BSkyB. Features of the digital service include:

Switching to widescreen for most channels Selected movies in Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
5.1 surround sound Pay-per-view and Near Video on Demand services Interactive television
Interactive television
services including multiple camera angle sports, news, games and others An Electronic program guide "+2" timeshift channels of popular channels, showing programs two hours later than the original channel

Like many other News Corporation-owned digital platforms, Foxtel
Foxtel
uses NDS Group
NDS Group
encryption system, electronic program guide and digital video recorder services, the OpenTV
OpenTV
interactive platform, and primarily runs on Pace Micro Technology
Pace Micro Technology
set-top boxes. Foxtel's satellite service transmits exclusively from the Optus
Optus
C1 satellite on a primary downlink frequency of 12.438 GHz expanded to adjacent frequencies, with further expansion during November 2009 of frequencies on the Optus
Optus
D3 satellite. The Telstra
Telstra
hybrid fibre-coaxial cable carries Foxtel
Foxtel
with an approximate downstream bandwidth of 560 MHz with an upstream return (for internet, on-demand, phone and other two-way dependent services) bandwidth of 2.4 MHz. As of April 2007, all Foxtel
Foxtel
subscribers are using the digital set-up, making Foxtel
Foxtel
Digital synonymous with the standard Foxtel
Foxtel
service. Foxtel
Foxtel
HD[edit]

Foxtel
Foxtel
HD+ Logo

Foxtel
Foxtel
announced their High Definition service originally called Foxtel
Foxtel
HD+ on 30 January 2008, and became officially available on 19 May 2008 at a nominal price of $10 AUD despite similar "HD" resolution broadcast channels already available on Free-To-Air television. The service offers fifteen channels in High Definition, Arena HD, Lifestyle HD, FOX8 HD, Universal HD, Showcase HD, Boxsets HD, Binge HD, BBC First
BBC First
HD, 13th Street HD, FX HD, A&E HD, Syfy HD, Foxtel Arts HD, Foxtel
Foxtel
Movie Network (More Movies HD, Premier HD, Masterpeice HD, Family HD, Action HD, Thriller HD, Disney HD, Comedy HD, Romance HD), World Movies
World Movies
HD, FOX Sports (FS News HD, 1HD, 2HD, 3HD, 4HD, 5HD) FOX Footy, ESPN (ESPN HD, ESPN2 HD), Main Event HD, Eurosport
Eurosport
HD, Sky Thoroughbred HD, BeIN Sports (1HD, 2HD, 3HD), Chelsea TV HD, LFCTV HD, MUTV HD, National Geography (National Geography HD, National Geography Wild HD), Discovery HD, History HD, BBC Knowledge
BBC Knowledge
HD, Sky News
Sky News
(Sky News HD, Sky News
Sky News
Business HD, Sky News
Sky News
Election HD), as well as Foxtel Box Office HD and a retransmission of the free-to-air networks' high definition channels: ABC HD, SBS HD, 7mate
7mate
(in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth), 7HD
7HD
(in Adelaide
Adelaide
and Melbourne), 9HD
9HD
and Ten HD
Ten HD
to cable customers.[34] Foxtel
Foxtel
HD (current name) is broadcast in H.264 and provides channels in both 720p
720p
and 1080i. As of 2011, almost a third of Foxtel's customers were receiving the HD service.[19] Foxtel
Foxtel
on Demand[edit] Foxtel
Foxtel
on Demand was a service offered by Foxtel
Foxtel
to iQ subscribers that allowed people to watch selected shows and movies whenever they wanted. Foxtel
Foxtel
on Demand was launched on 8 February 2007, with a variety of programmes and included the entire second season of Love My Way. The service was available to all Foxtel
Foxtel
customers with an iQ set top unit, however the programming able to be played was typically restricted to the channels that the customer was subscribed to. For example, customers not subscribed to the movie channels were not able to view the stored movies. Foxtel
Foxtel
Download[edit] On 1 October 2009, Foxtel
Foxtel
launched an online download service which allows all cable and satellite customers to access Foxtel
Foxtel
content via their computer.[35] The service is free for customers, who can download programs from channels within their subscription package. There is currently one live streaming channel, ESPN3, while the remainder of the service provides episodes of programs from 38 channels. Then CEO, Kim Williams,[36] highlighted that Foxtel
Foxtel
planned to expand its live streaming channel range later in the year to coincide with the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and the launch of thirty new channels for Foxtel
Foxtel
Digital and HD.[37] This service has been the source of great controversy as there was no support for Linux, Mac or any 64 bit Windows Operating Systems, leaving many users unable to install the client. Foxtel
Foxtel
Download was discontinued in September 2012, with the service no longer being available to subscribers. Mobile Foxtel[edit] Launched in late 2006 to coincide with Telstra's NextG 3G Mobile phone network, Mobile Foxtel
Foxtel
(previously Foxtel
Foxtel
By Mobile) offers 33 standard channels of programming for a small subscription fee, optimised for mobile devices. At present the channels available are:[38] Sky News
Sky News
National, Sky News
Sky News
Business Channel, CNN, Fox Sports News, Fox8, The Comedy Channel, MTV, E! Entertainment, Fashion TV, Discovery Mobile, Disney Channel, Eurosport, Union Extreme Sports, Cartoon Network, TV1, National Geographic, ABC, SBS One and Eurosportnews. With the exception of CNN, Fashion TV, Eurosportsnews, Eurosport, Fox News, BBC World News
BBC World News
and Fox Sports News, which are direct simulcasts of the actual channel and Sky News
Sky News
channels which are taken from the Sky News
Sky News
Active service, all channels are pre-produced loops that do not directly correlate to the full scale satellite/cable channel. At present, a limit of 200 minutes per month, with 15 minutes per session, may apply to the service, although this has not been strictly enforced.[38] The service was discontinued on 27 July 2016.[39] Foxtel
Foxtel
on Xbox 360
Xbox 360
and Internet TV[edit] Main article: Foxtel
Foxtel
On Foxtel
Foxtel
launched in November 2010 for the Xbox 360
Xbox 360
games console, offering 38 channels, catch-up television and on-demand movie streaming. It requires both an Xbox Live Gold
Xbox Live Gold
subscription and a Foxtel
Foxtel
subscription.[40] Samsung Smart TVs received the same service at no additional cost in July 2012.[41] This has been replaced with Foxtel
Foxtel
Play. Presto[edit] Main article: Presto (company) In 2014, Foxtel
Foxtel
launched a movie streaming operation Presto, which was initially priced at AU$19.99, but was halved a few months later. Presto will spin-off a television streaming service with Seven West Media in early 2015.[42] Foxtel
Foxtel
announced the Presto service will be closed in January 2017, and customers moved to a Foxtel
Foxtel
service.[43] Devices[edit] Foxtel
Foxtel
devices are manufactured by Pace plc
Pace plc
on behalf of Foxtel
Foxtel
- they have manufactured a verity of devices including: Foxtel
Foxtel
Standard[edit] There is a variety of Foxtel
Foxtel
standard units. These lack the recording features of the iQ models, but can be connected to a VCR or DVR. Foxtel
Foxtel
has phased out the standard boxes for all new installations and installs the iQHD instead. The additional features of the iQ models (such as recording) can be deactivated if the customer does not wish pay for them, in effect making them operate as if they were a standard model. Foxtel
Foxtel
iQ[edit] Foxtel
Foxtel
launched Foxtel
Foxtel
iQ in early 2005. It is a timeshifting personal digital recorder in which subscribers are able to record programs onto a hard drive inside the set-top unit for later viewing. Foxtel
Foxtel
iQ includes a feature called Series Link, which lets the viewer choose to record all future episodes in a given television series (availability is limited to certain programmes). Foxtel
Foxtel
iQ also allows viewers to use live rewind and pause features during television programmes. Two new services, On Demand and Remote Record, launched in 2007. Remote Record was launched on 1 January 2007 and allows users to log into the interactive TV guide on the Foxtel
Foxtel
website and then command their iQ at home to record shows, while on Demand was launched on 8 February 2007. This service is based on Sky+, which was launched on News Corporation's UK television platform Sky in 2001. There are currently two models of Foxtel
Foxtel
iQ, with identical functionality to the user but different audio-visual output abilities. Both models have two tuners, allowing users to record two programs (or record one and watch one) simultaneously. Pace plc
Pace plc
are the set top box provider for iQ, of which they claim that the cable version of iQ is the first DVB-based cable digital video recorder.[44] The updated version of the original iQ unit is physically smaller, however allows for better quality recordings and HDMI
HDMI
up-scaling as well as an Ethernet Port to allow Box Office downloads and it can also order On Demand titles without the need of the phone line connected to the model. Within Foxtel
Foxtel
and Telstra, these boxes are referred to as iQ 1.5 to differentiate them from the original IQ boxes. Foxtel
Foxtel
iQ2[edit] Foxtel's second generation iQ, the Foxtel
Foxtel
iQ2 was launched alongside the Foxtel
Foxtel
HD+ service in mid-2008. Equipped with a 320GB HDD, iQ2 is capable of recording 30 hours of HD and 90 hours of SD content and offers, double that of the original iQ. The unit also offers HDMI connectivity.[45] The iQHD is equipped with four tuners, allowing users to record two programs at once while watching a third live. The fourth tuner is reserved for on demand content. As of 2011, 75 percent of Foxtel
Foxtel
subscribers are using an iQ series unit, 40 percent are using Multi-Room, and 40% are using iQ2 (and therefore, HD).[46] On 2 November 2011, Foxtel
Foxtel
started notifying subscribers of the option to upgrade (at an additional one-off $200 upgrade fee) to the new iQHD 1TB model with 4 times the recording capacity. Foxtel
Foxtel
iQ3[edit] Foxtel's third generation iQ model, iQ3, was first referenced by CEO Richard Freudenstein in March 2012,[47] and was released to customers on 23 March 2015. The iQ3 contains increased internet connectivity with the inclusion of WiFi, the ability to rewind to the beginning of a program midway through a program even if the viewer was not viewing the channel at the time of the start of the program. The iQ3 includes a 1 terabyte hard drive (3x the capacity of the previous iQHD) and a bluetooth remote.[48] After the release, many customers had complaints due to the unstable nature of the iQ3 graphical user interface and have accused Foxtel
Foxtel
of releasing an 'unfinished product'. Foxtel denied such claims as newfound market rival Netflix
Netflix
emerged.[49] As of November 2015, instability issues are yet to be resolved.[50][51] Advertising on Foxtel[edit] When Foxtel
Foxtel
was launched in 1995, advertising during programs was banned under Australian Government legislation for the first two years. Foxtel
Foxtel
has since significantly increased advertising across its platform, although still today legislation prevents Foxtel
Foxtel
and other pay TV businesses from earning more than 50% of their revenue from advertising, sometimes viewers are exposed to up to 5min worth of adverts for every 8 minutes of programming.[52] Certain programming on select channels are broadcast commercial-free such as movies on their movie channels and selected games on Fox Sports[citation needed] but in-between each program Foxtel
Foxtel
would then stream many ads giving a long time between the end of one movie and the start of the next. Marketing[edit] EOFYS[edit] EOFYS (pronounced 'E o fos'[clarification needed]) is an acronym originating from Australia
Australia
referring to an "End of Financial Year Sale". Its first use was in a 2009 Foxtel
Foxtel
advertising campaign created by Three Drunk Monkeys. Since the Foxtel
Foxtel
advertisement, other Australian businesses and advertising firms[which?] have taken licence to adopt the term, and it has become an acceptable part of the Australian lexicon[dubious – discuss] and verbal nomenclature referring to businesses offerings before the Australian financial year end on 30 June.[citation needed] Legislation affecting Foxtel[edit] Anti-siphoning[edit] The Australian
The Australian
anti-siphoning laws also prevent Foxtel
Foxtel
and other pay TV suppliers from acquiring exclusive rights to specific sporting events such as cricket, golf, tennis and the football codes. Under the legislation pay TV licensees are prevented from bidding for major sporting events until a right is acquired by the ABC, SBS or a free-to-air commercial network.[53] In 2009, the Minister for Communications announced a review of the legislation.[54] In an Olympics year, the Australian anti-siphoning list runs to over 1300 events and is one of the longest in the world.[55] Third party access[edit] Foxtel
Foxtel
prevents users from using their subscription card in a third-party decoder, and requires all users to watch the service on a supplied set-top box, included with the subscription, however some users have reported being able to watch certain channels on a computer with a DVB-C card and using sasc-ng to decrypt the video content using card readers to read the decoding keys stored on the card used in Foxtel's iQ.[56] Foxtel
Foxtel
Networks[edit] On 24 May 2012, Foxtel
Foxtel
merged with Austar, resulting in Foxtel
Foxtel
gaining Austar's shares in XYZnetworks (which Foxtel
Foxtel
closed and created Foxtel Networks), as well as their shares in Main Event.[57][58] The channels owned by Foxtel
Foxtel
include:

TVH!TS[59] Arena LifeStyle

LifeStyle
LifeStyle
Food LifeStyle
LifeStyle
Home

Fox8 111 Fox Classics Showcase BoxSets Binge The Comedy Channel A&E Foxtel
Foxtel
Movies

More Premiere Masterpiece Action Comedy Family Romance Thriller Disney (under rights from The Walt Disney Company.)

Sky News Weather Channel
Sky News Weather Channel
(under licence from Sky News
Sky News
Australia, who operates the channel) History Crime & Investigation Network A-PAC Nickelodeon (35%; joint venture with Viacom International Media Networks Asia) Nick Jr. (35%; joint venture with Viacom International Media Networks Asia) Cartoon Network Australia
Australia
(joint venture with Turner) Smooth V Hits Max Country Music Channel Main Event Television (66.6%; joint venture with Optus
Optus
Television)

Adults Only Main Event

Former channels[edit]

Bio. Channel V Australia Fox Kids
Fox Kids
(closed in 2004) Foxtel 3D
Foxtel 3D
(closed 27 August 2013)[60][61] SoHo LifeStyle
LifeStyle
You

See also[edit]

Television in Australia
Australia
portal

Subscription television in Australia

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