Topic / Foxtel

Their way or The Pirate Bay: Game Of Thrones will only be available through Foxtel in 2014

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For the past few years Australian Game Of Thrones fans have been almost lucky when it comes to legally accessing the show. While, like in the US, the show was broadcast on Pay TV first, it also, uniquely, came to iTunes the day later in Australia. So instead of requiring a hefty monthly fee, the show was basically available without any other subscription, just through a per-episode price on a […]

Free Xbox Live Gold for 360 users this Australia Day weekend

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What better way to celebrate Australia day, with an Xbox controller in hand and gaming away all weekend, Xbox are once again giving 360 users FREE Xbox LIVE Gold in celebration of Australia’s national day, so don’t miss your chance to check out all the benefits of Xbox LIVE Gold. You can also check out Foxtel Play on the Xbox360, with a FREE trial for 14 days. Click Here for more […]

OPINION: New copyright laws are not the answer to stop piracy

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Image: Dr Stephen Dann/Flickr (Creative Commons) Earlier this week, Kim Williams, CEO of News Limited, spoke at the Australian International Movie Convention on the Gold Coast and called for new copyright laws to better protect digital property rights. Back in February, my colleague and friend Bruce Arnold opined a similar view, stating that in “the age of the internet and multinational business models, many of the existing laws are under […]

Foxtel expands availability to Telstra T-Box

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Your mobile phone and your Xbox 360 are not the only places where you can now watch Foxtel, with Telstra announcing that it will offer 30 channels from the Foxtel channel lineup to its customers who are using its T-Box set-top box. The deal would mean that consumers will be able to stream the best of Foxtel’s lineup of channels, all unmetered via BigPond. Channels include FOX 8, CNN International, […]

Microsoft to bring E3 conferences to Australian TV

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Australian gamers rejoice! Microsoft, mainly thanks to their recent partnership with Foxtel in bringing the service to Xbox Live, has announced that it will be broadcasting its two E3 events live to Australian viewers on FOX8 – the worldwide premiere of Project Natal and its own press conference. The press conference is live, meaning that you better wake up way early on Tuesday June 15 as its press conference starts […]

Ten unveils new digital channel plans

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The Ten Network has confirmed that it will be launching a new general entertainment channel on its second multichannel in the second half of the year, joining ONE HD and the main network on digital television. It has also been confirmed that the station will have a new brand, unlike the public broadcaster ABC and SBS – referring to their channels as ABC1, ABC2, SBS One or SBS Two. David […]

The Year in Review 2009 – Australia in Perspective

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The year 2009 has been an interesting year for Australians. Not only we remember the political scandals like Utegate and the Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O’s controversial lie detector stunt on radio; but we also remember how Australians got together and showed solidarity amongst one another via charity work after the Bushfires caused havoc to many Australians living in the countryside in Victoria. TECHGEEK.com.au now takes a look back at […]

Foxtel to bring new channel, dubs it ‘Next Generation’

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Foxtel has announced it will be bringing another 30 channels to its platform during the year, and will make significant upgrades to its new guide and active services, revamp its channel packages and bring downloadable content to users. Its new service, dubbed “FOXTEL Next Generation”, will be launched on November 15, while its new service that will allow you to download movies and TV shows relating to your packages will […]

New pictures show Foxtel’s new channels, new features for iQ

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New photos have showcased some of the new things that Foxtel will be bringing out soon (the date is unknown), after it asked several users to gain their opinion on several of Foxtel’s new features. This includes an updated program guide for iQ and iQ2 users, along with legal downloads of several of Foxtel’s programming in 20 selected channels.

Foxtel launches three new channels – BBC Knowledge, 111 Hits and Cbeebies

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Today is a big day for Foxtel, Optus and Austar (all three use the same platform); as the 1st of November will see the launch of three brand new channels, thanks to a new satellite giving more space for new channels to be part of the service. Already launched today is the BBC’s fourth Australian channel, Cbeebies – an extention of its UK preschool channel. It competes with Playschool Disney […]

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 […]

Foxtel announces HD Pricing

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Foxtel has announced the pricing plans about their new HD service, Foxtel HD+. Those who wish to convert to the new service will need to pay a hefty $200 fee, with an additional monthly fee for the new iQ2 set-top box. Access to the HD channels are only available to those who subscribe to ‘My Sport’, ‘Escape’, ‘Playtime’ or ‘World’ packages; with HD Sport, containing Fox Sports HD and ESPN […]

Police targets Pay TV piracy ring

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The Australian Federal Police have arrested two men in Victoria, after a six-month investigation into an alleged piracy syndicate. Executing 10 search warrants in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland; they managed to find hundreds of fake Pay TV encryption cards and set-top boxed. These fake smart cards, or “gamma” cards, are used with these set-top boxes to receive and decrypt the signals from Foxtel and Austar service. The two […]

Foxtel now portable

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Foxtel, the cable service that holds a monopoly in Australia’s cable television, will allow you to download some of their content. This, however, has a fee and a new set top box; titled ‘HD IQ Hybrid’. It is unknown if this service will be in Optus and Austar services, as both run Foxtel’s platform.