Parent Category: 31-07-2013
Foxtel's Internet TV service Foxtel Play has gone live ahead of its official launch in Australia on 11 August.
Initially delivered over the Internet to eligible Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox 360s, PCs and Macs, Foxtel Play enables customers with a broadband connection to watch programmes from Foxtel's sports, drama, entertainment, documentary and movie channels live or on catch-up with no lock-in contract and no installation costs. Customers can subscribe by the month and pay as they go, with prices starting from AUD$25 per month.
A new flexible package structure will allow customers to choose from four basic genre-based packages priced at $25 for one, $35 for two, $45 for three and $50 for four. Sport and Premium Drama and Movies can be purchased for a further $25 each.
Foxtel Play packages will feature over 40 live channels including Fox Sports 1, 2 and 3, Foxtel Movie channels, Showcase, FOX8, Arena, Lifestyle, History, Discovery, A&E, National Geographic, UKTV, FX, SoHo, MTV, Universal Channel, ESPN, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and Disney Channel and hundreds of catch-up video on-demand titles.
The company also announced that its Foxtel Go mobile service will be available to Foxtel Play subscribers as part of their subscription. Customers can access Foxtel Go on up to two registered devices including iPads and selected iPhones and selected Samsung smartphones and tablets.
Richard Freudenstein, Foxtel chief executive, said: "We're thrilled to offer Foxtel Play as a new way to introduce more people to our unparalleled programming. Our core set-top box subscribers are already experiencing great features, including Foxtel Go and On Demand. Now, Foxtel Play gives even more Australians who might not be able to access the core service the freedom and flexibility to enjoy Foxtel across multiple connected devices and at price points to suit different budgets and tastes."
Jim Rudder, Foxtel executive director of products, added: "Foxtel Play broadens our Internet TV service and gives customers a Foxtel Internet TV offering across a host of devices. We've also had fantastic feedback to Foxtel Go since its launch and have responded by upping the number and type of devices customers can use to access it."
Foxtel Play will be offered with a seven-day free trial for new subscribers and is available with no commitment, no installation and no upfront costs.
Foxtel Play is will soon be available to eligible LG smart TVs.