Foxtel posts healthy growth in HD service

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Pay TV provider Foxtel has said that it had posted a 17 percent lift in revenue, meaning that its total revenue is at $1.7 billion; and has said that there has been an increased take-up of additional services by the existing subscribers – increasing the average revenue per user (ARPU) to nearly $85 a month.

As well, its high definition service – released in June of this year – has been a major success; with nearly 40,000 subscribers joining the service. Foxtel HD+ sees five high definition channels being available, a new Foxtel iQ2 DVR and the Foxtel Box Office in high definition.

As well, there will be additional channels next year; once a new satellite is up and running so more content can be push through. The BBC, via BBC Worldwide, will launch two new channels on Foxtel – BBC Knowledge, a documentary channel, and CBeebies, a education children’s channel.

This will bring the current offering from BBC Worldwide to five – including BBC World News, BBC HD and UKTV.