Foxtel Play Goes Live
Foxtel has announced that its Foxtel Play OTT service has gone live ahead of its official launch on Sunday August 11. Foxtel Play is a new internet TV service, delivered initially to eligible Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox 360 and PC and Mac computers. The service enables customers with a broadband connection to watch programs live or on catch-up with no lock-in contract and no installation costs.
Foxtel Play offers customers access to content as soon as they sign up and enables them to subscribe by the month and pay as they go, with prices starting at AUD$25 per month. Subscribers can stop and start their subscription month-to-month, to suit their circumstances or viewing choices.
The new, flexible package structure will allow customers to choose from four basic genre-based packages priced at AUD$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.
Foxtel also announced that its Foxtel Go 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 Product 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.”