How many channels do Foxtel subscribers actually watch?

Posted: 19 February 2016 1:55 pm

How many Foxtel channels do we actually watch

The cheapest Foxtel package has 46 pay TV channels, but chances are you're only watching eight of them.

While pay TV provider Foxtel now has close to 3 million subscribers, most of us are only watching a handful of the channels on offer through the service.

The average Australian watches just eight channels from Foxtel, according to Roy Morgan Research. Here's the breakdown of how many channels subscribers "typically choose to watch":

Presumably the 19% who chose "none" just channel surf continuously until they find something which doesn't feature a Kardashian.

Even the cheapest Foxtel package, which costs $25 a month, includes 46 pay TV channels (as well as rebroadcasts of free-to-air channels, +2 repeat channels, HD variants and audio-only radio stations). Here are the channel totals each of Foxtel's various channel packs, each of which ups the number:

Channel PackChannels
Entertainment Plus9

The lesson here? The odds are good that you're paying for Foxtel for some fairly specific content (most likely sport), even if you do then take advantage of other channel options from time to time.

Foxtel's total subscriber numbers in its most recent results announced today were 2.884 million, though that figure also includes customers of its separate Presto streaming service.

Stream the best and save

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and Privacy & Cookies Policy.

2 Responses

    Default Gravatar
    KarenOctober 12, 2017

    I would like to know how much it will cost me to get foxtel sports package. I do not really watch anything else.

      Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JhezOctober 13, 2017Staff

      Hi Karen,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Per checking, you have to start with the Entertainment pack then add whichever channel packs you like. The Entertainment pack is $26
      per month on a 12 month plan. The minimum cost is $537 on direct debit (including $100 standard install and $125 equipment fee) with a Foxtel iQ3 STU. The Sports pack is $29 per month which includes access to each ofthe Chelsea TV, LFCTV and MUTV, channels for an
      extra 1c per channel per year.

      I have emailed you with the Foxtel pricing and packaging.


Go to site