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Australia's peak subscription TV lobby group is taking a proposal to the government that would let it buy the rights to the biggest sporting events in the country. If the plan comes to fruition, you'll be able to watch the FIFA World Cup, AFL and NRL grand finals, the Olympics and the Melbourne Cup on Foxtel as well as free-to-air.

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I don't mean to alarm you, readers, but some of the best shows on TV are being kept from us. Not everybody can afford Foxtel, which means subscribing to the basic package and paying extra just for the one premium channel that airs Game Of Thrones or Breaking Bad is out of the question for people who dislike wasting money. Thankfully, Matt Stone and Trey Parker feel our pain, and nailed cable networks to the wall in this sketch.

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Up until now, recording HD content to an iQ box with Foxtel has only given you about 30 hours worth of recording time. But Foxtel has started to inform customers that they are offering a new 1TB iQHD PVR, increasing the amount of HD recording space to about 140 hours. Yay!

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Speaking at the annual PayTV conference yesterday, Foxtel's CEO Kim Williams opened up about the next stages for the company. If you like your entertainment with a thick layer of IPTV on top, you're going to enjoy Foxtel's offering in a few years.