Tagged With foxtel

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Foxtel has just launched itself head-first into the 21st century. The long-time cable subscription telly business has started offering its triple-play broadband, TV and home phone bundle packages to customers covered by the fibre to the premises portion of the country's national broadband network, and will let any customers on its ADSL plans transition to the NBN without having to re-jig their contracts. But it's pricy.

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Want to watch the Melbourne Cup today, but don't have a TV in your office? If you're stuck in front of a desk while the race that stops a nation takes place, here's everything you need to know — from where to watch it online without paying a cent like Twitter, to where it's showing on free-to-air digital TV and Foxtel.

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Could Foxtel actually be listening to its customers? News coming from the CEO Peter Tonagh today seems to be leaning in that direction, seriously.

Foxtel's subscription TV service, Foxtel Play, is getting a pricing makeover "designed to make it competitive" with rivals Netflix and Stan. Foxtel also signed a new long-term agreement with HBO starting January 2017, increasing the broadcasting of HBO content by five times, and allowing you to access the entire HBO library on-demand, forever.

Hmmm.

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Foxtel has a new channel set to launch on 1 October, featuring complete seasons of TV shows designed for binge watching like Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Pretty Little Liars, Vampire Diaries, Empire, Girls, Californication, Veep and Grimm. The channel is called, rather aptly, Binge.

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It's almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week, it's time to settle down in front of your brand new big-screen TV, with your internet connection cranked to maximum power — these are the best visually stunning, ultra-high-fidelity TV series and movies to make the best use of your 4K HDR TV.

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Guys. Guys. Get onto the Foxtel website now, and get yourself a subscription. From the morning of Friday July 8th, until the early hours of Monday July 11th, Foxtel has a pop-up channel — on cable TV, online on Foxtel Play, and on mobile on Foxtel Go — playing nothing but back-to-back Fast & Furious films.

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Remember when copyright holders were planning a "three-strikes" scheme in Australia? You know, the one where Internet Service providers would have to send a letter each time you er, "acquired" the latest episode of Game of Thrones without paying for it? And if you got three in a year you'd be taken to court?

It was supposed to begin in September this year, but has been put on hold until April next year after the ISPs and copyright holders couldn't reach an agreement on who would be responsible for the costs involved in administrating such a huge undertaking — which includes the letters themselves, contacting offenders and answering the anticipated influx of angry phone calls.

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The news many football fans feared was confirmed yesterday: you will have to sign up to Optus to watch the English Premier League from next season.

It'll cost $15 a month for Optus postpaid mobile and broadband customers, or free for subscribers who spend more than $85 a month on a plan.