Foxtel offering more free HBO shows

Alex Kidman 24 October 2016


Divorce, Quarry and other HBO hits set to join Westworld as free tasters for prospective Foxtel customers.

Foxtel’s deal with HBO is most often noticed because of mega-hit show Game Of Thrones, but that's not the only show that the subscription TV provider has locked away thanks to its exclusivity deal. But it's not always bad news: sometimes Foxtel deliberately lowers the shutters and makes content free for anyone to watch, as it did recently with the first episode of HBO’s Westworld, which you can view on Foxtel’s web site until 2 November.

Foxtel has now announced that it’s extending its taste test to other HBO shows, including Divorce, starring Sarah Jessica-Parker and Thomas Haden Church.

Also up for free viewing is the first episode of Quarry, starring Logan Marshall-Green and Jodi Balfour.

The first episodes of each of those shows are now available to watch online, and will be also be on offer for free until 2 November.

Foxtel’s largesse will extend beyond these shows, with both Insecure and High Maintenance going free with their premiere episodes from 4 November until December 3. Insecure is a comedy series starring Issa Rae.

High Maintenance obviously revels in puns, because it’s a show about weed dealers in NYC, starring Michael Cyril Creighton and Yael Stone.

Foxtel opening up its content library to attract new subscribers comes as it winds up its Presto streaming service, which is set to close by February next year.

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