Australian Xbox LIVE members now have access to FOXTEL by Xbox LIVE, a brand new way of receiving FOXTEL – over the internet and direct to television sets through Xbox 360’s online service. A starter pack is now available from $19.50 AUD per month.
FOXTEL by Xbox LIVE is an exciting new partnership offering a brand new way of receiving FOXTEL – over the internet and direct to television sets through Xbox 360’s online service, Xbox LIVE.
FOXTEL by Xbox LIVE is a different service to FOXTEL Download. It provides live television over the internet direct to customer’s TV sets (via Xbox). FOXTEL by Xbox offers customers 30 channels, Movies On Demand, and catch up TV.
The Starter pack consists of 11 channels and costs $19.50 AUD per month, on top of your monthly Xbox LIVE Gold subscription fee and the cost of your broadband connection. Extra packages will offer entertainment, sports and movie content at an extra cost of $10 per month. FOXTEL by Xbox LIVE provides a wide range of Video-on-Demand (VoD) services.
FOXTEL by Xbox LIVE is accessible in FOXTEL areas across Australia to all homes with an Xbox 360 and a broadband internet connection. All you need is an Xbox 360, an Xbox Gold subscription and a FOXTEL by Xbox LIVE subscription.
Foxtel have announced that the service will not be available to customers in regional areas as Foxtel's program rights do not allow it.
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Download costs will be dependant on the Internet Service Provider.
Will you also launch this FOXTEL service across Playstation 3 (PS3) and Nintendo Wii?
At this stage we have no plans to launch FOXTEL by Xbox LIVE on any other gaming consoles.
Will there be any difference between the content available on the FOXTEL Download PC service and content available on Xbox LIVE?
FOXTEL by Xbox LIVE is a different service to FOXTEL Download and will provide live television over the internet direct to customer’s TV sets (via Xbox). FOXTEL by Xbox will offer customers 30 channels, Movies On Demand, and catch up TV. We’ll have a detailed list of confirmed content when we launch the service.
How much storage will I need to run FOXTEL?
Because it’s streamed LIVE TV, you won’t require any storage.
What are the minimum broadband speed requirements for FOXTEL by Xbox LIVE?
We recommend 1.5 Mbps broadband connection to ensure you get the best experience.
Will I be able to play back videos I’ve already purchased on my PC?
No. The FOXTEL Download service is separate to the FOXTEL by Xbox LIVE service, therefore you won’t be able play back video you’ve purchased on your PC using the Xbox 360. We’ll be able to let you know more details on video playback when we launch the service."