Foxtel just put its prices up: how much more will you pay?
From April, you'll be spending more for pay TV: here are all the details.
Aussies, your pay TV fix just became a little more expensive.
From 7 April 2016, Foxtel will be lifting prices for all customers across its packages. Both new signups and existing customers will be affected. Customers have begun receiving emails outlining the changes.
The big change is in the basic Entertainment pack, which is the minimum requirement for all Foxtel subscribers. That goes up $1 a month, from $25 to $26.
There are bigger increases in the price for Foxtel's dedicated Greek and Italian channels (both up from $20 to $23 a month) and for the Adults Only channel, up from $27 to $30.
We've outlined all the changes in the table below (including a total for how many channels each bundle includes).
|Package||# channels||Old price||New price|
A $12-a-year increase is unlikely to see many Foxtel subscribers cancelling their subscription, especially as the price rise comes just as the AFL and NRL seasons are launching. Sport remains the main driver for pay TV subscriptions, and one Foxtel is keen to maintain in the wake of fierce competition for other genres from streaming services like Netflix and Stan.
Recent research suggests that Foxtel subscribers typically only watch eight of the channels on offer, but given that the Entertainment pack is included in all bundles, you'll have to pay up no matter what your favourite channel is.