Foxtel | Price, packages and content

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As Australia's pay TV pioneer, Foxtel offers complete entertainment services across satellite and the Internet.


One of Australia’s leading pay TV providers, Foxtel was founded in 1995 as a joint venture between Fox Media and Telstra. It started by offering a 20-channel service to Australians, delivered by Telstra’s coaxial network. After acquiring the customer base of the now-defunct Galaxy TV service, it was also able to offer satellite and cable to subscribers.

Over the years, Foxtel grew rapidly and continued to add premium channels to its package line-ups that included popular television shows from around the world. On Fox8, The Simpsons and Family Guy consistently rate well, while other channels like A&E bring in 85,000 viewers with its US-syndicated shows like Pawn Stars and Storage Wars. By 2011 Foxtel had become the largest pay television operator in Australia, taking up over 30% of the market with 1.65 million subscribers.

In early 2015, Foxtel began branching out of pay TV and into the broadband world, launching Foxtel Broadband bundle configurations. Originally, Foxtel Broadband used Telstra's cable and ADSL networks to offer broadband services, but in late 2016 the company announced it would also offer NBN connections.

Foxtel has long been known as the home for premium television in Australia. Whether you prefer popular sitcoms or the latest premium HBO content, Foxtel has secured the rights to some of the very best small-screen content.

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Foxtel offers a full suite of services, including an on-demand streaming option. Those who are looking for something different from a traditional Foxtel connection can access its premium TV and movie library via its subscription service Foxtel Now. Read on for more information on Foxtel's addition to the growing streaming market.

Browse Foxtel packages

Updated December 13th, 2018
Name Product Service type 4K/UHD? Simultaneous streams Free trial? Price What's next?
Foxtel Platinum HD
Foxtel Platinum HD
On-demand streaming
Pay TV
No
2
No
From $139 p/month
No lock-in contract. *Min cost $125 on direct debit for 1 mth incl. install fee. *Min cost based on Platinum HD with an iQ4 & includes $100 install fee. Not available to all homes. Offer ends 13.10.18.
Foxtel Telstra Entertainment Pack
Foxtel Telstra Entertainment Pack
Pay TV
No
2
No
From $29 per month
Foxtel Entertainment + Sport
Foxtel Entertainment + Sport
On-demand streaming
Pay TV
No
2
No
From $55
Foxtel Platinum HD
Foxtel Platinum HD
On-demand streaming
Pay TV
No
2
No
From $139 per month
Foxtel from Telstra Entertainment + Movies + Drama
Foxtel from Telstra Entertainment + Movies + Drama
On-demand streaming
Pay TV
No
2
No
From $66

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Foxtel Now

Foxtel Now is an alternative to the traditional Foxtel subscription. It's a video streaming platform that allows you to view Foxtel through an Internet connection with a no-lock-in contract. Because there's no need for special hardware installation, you can come and go as you please.

What channels and content does Foxtel offer?


Foxtel offers a huge number of channels through its pay TV service, grouped together into packages. The regular quality of Foxtel channels is standard definition, with the company offering HD on available channels for $10 a month extra. A new channel dedicated to 4K content also arrived October 2018, available exclusively to Sports HD or Platinum HD channel packs subscribers.

Here are the channels on offer through Foxtel's service.

Channel pack Add-on price (monthly) Channels included
Sports Pack $29 FOX Cricket, FOX League, FOX Sports 503, FOX Footy, FOX Sports 505, FOX Sports 506, FOX Sports MORE, beIN Sports 1, beIN Sports 2, beIN Sports 3, ESPN, ESPN2 Eurosport
Entertainment Pack $29* FOX8, UKTV, Arena, MTV, Universal Channel, TVH!TS, 111 funny, FOX Classics, Lifestyle, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, Disney Junior, Nick Jr, Boomerang, MTV Music, MTV Dance, [V], MAX, Smooth / Arts, Country Music Channel, Foxtel Tunes, Fox News, FOX Sports News, Sky Thoroughbred Central, SKY Racing 1, Sky News Live, Sky News UK, Sky News Extra, Sky News Weather, Your Money, BBC World News, CNN, CGTN, CGTN Documentary, NHK World, Aurora, Bloomberg Television, CNBC, Al Jazeera, Russia Today, EXPO Channel, TVSN, ACCTV, Daystar, Sonlife, Hillsong, TRT World
Movies pack $20 Foxtel Movies Premiere, Foxtel Movies Action, Foxtel Movies Comedy, Foxtel Movies Masterpiece, Foxtel Movies Family, Foxtel Movies Disney, Foxtel Movies Romance, Foxtel Movies Thriller, Foxtel Movies More, Foxtel Movie Greats
Drama pack $20 FOX SHOWCASE, Binge, BoxSets, BBC First, 13th Street
Entertainment Plus $10 The Comedy Channel, Syfy, Style, TLC, A&E
Docos pack $10 Nat Geo Wild, HISTORY, Discovery Turbo, Discovery Science, Animal Planet, Crime + Investigation, BBC Knowledge
Kids pack $10 Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, CBeebies, Nickelodeon, Discovery Kids, Disney XD

Foxtel add-ons

Whether you're craving global sports and news coverage or you're looking to watch Foxtel in more rooms than one, there are a number of add-ons that you can tack on at the checkout, each with an additional monthly fee.

Add-on Description Additional monthly cost
BoxSets (Included in Drama Pack) Complete seasons of popular drama on-demand $10
Antenna Pacific Greek television and news $23
RAI International Italian television and news $23
Adults Only Speaks for itself, Foxtel's home for its steamiest content $30
Sky Racing + (Requires Sports Pack) Your equestrian destination on Foxtel $5
MUTV (Included in Sports Pack) A channel dedicated to Manchester United. $5
LFC TV (Included in Sports Pack) A channel dedicated to Liverpool Football Club. $5
Chelsea TV (Included in Sports Pack) A channel dedicated to Chelsea Football Club. $5
Foxtel Magazine Foxtel's monthly magazine delivered to your door. $3.95
Multiroom Foxtel iQ4 *Once-off $125 install fee applies $25
Multiroom Foxtel iQ2 *Once-off $125 install fee applies $25

Foxtel hardware

In order to watch Foxtel's pay TV service, you're going to need a Foxtel personal video recorder (PVR) box, otherwise known as a set-top box. Depending on your package or budget, that means either the Foxtel iQ3 or 4K-enabled iQ4.

Meanwhile, the iQ3 is the current premium offering from Foxtel, with three times the recording space of the iQ2, plus intelligent suggestions based on your viewing habits, the ability to return to the start of a program with a single button press and the ability to record three channels while watching a fourth.

Here's a full breakdown of the Foxtel iQ PVR specs.

Updated December 13th, 2018
Name Product Max. Video Resolution Compatible services RRP
Foxtel iQ4
Foxtel iQ4
4K/UHD
Foxtel
Foxtel 4K
$125
Only available on the Platinum HD plan.
Foxtel iQ2
Foxtel iQ2
HD 1080i
Foxtel
$75
Foxtel iQ3
Foxtel iQ3
HD 1080p
Foxtel
$125

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In addition to the iQ boxes, Foxtel customers are also able to access many of the channels in their cable plan on a mobile device using the Foxtel app. Two devices can simultaneously use this streaming app, with up to three devices linked per account. Compatible devices include iPads, iPhones and Android devices, PC and Mac.

FAQs


The following is a list of frequently asked questions about Foxtel.

Foxtel deals and bundles

Broadband Offer

Telstra NBN Home Broadband Unlimited + Streaming Plan 24 Month

$99.00

Monthly

Min. Total Cost of $2475.00

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Unlimited

Data

40 Mbps

Typical peak evening speed

How does Foxtel compare?


Wondering how Foxtel compares with streaming services like Netflix and Stan? We've done the hard work for you in the table below.

Updated December 13th, 2018
Name Product Service type 4K/UHD? Simultaneous streams Free trial? Price What's next?
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video
On-demand streaming
Yes
3
30 days
$6.99/month
hayu Standard
hayu Standard
On-demand streaming
No
1
30 days
$6.99 per month
10 All Access
10 All Access
On-demand streaming
No
3
30 days
$9.99 p/month
Netflix Basic
Netflix Basic
On-demand streaming
No
1
1 month
$9.99
Netflix Standard
Netflix Standard
On-demand streaming
No
2
1 month
$13.99

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    DerekFebruary 28, 2018

    Hello,
    I have had a foxtel platinum package for a long time, we now have NBN unlimited data and wondering how can I get Foxtel Go only via my NBN and get rid of the Foxtel Platinum package.

    • finder Customer Care
      RonMarch 4, 2018Staff

      Hello Derek,

      Good day! Appreciate you contacting finder regarding your inquiry today.

      I understand you want to get Foxtel Go via your NBN plan. Please know that Foxtel Go is an app that allows you to access and watch what is currently available through your subscription package. You must be subscribed to a channel in your residential pack to access corresponding content through the app.

      I’m afraid you cannot totally get rid of your package to be replaced solely by the Foxtel Go as it is a free app in conjunction to your residential pack for users who want to watch Foxtel on the go through their portable devices.

      It would be best to get in touch with Foxtel to have this clarified and to answer additional inquiries you may have regarding this.

      Hope this helps!

      All the best,

      Ron

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    johnAugust 7, 2017

    I went to av tv mode with that modem,but now I can’t go back to foxtel with the foxtel modem.

    • finder Customer Care
      JonathanAugust 7, 2017Staff

      Hi John, thanks for your inquiry.

      To get back to your Foxtel, try pressing the ‘Input’ button on your remote. This should allow you to select the different TV sources, bringing you back to Foxtel.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,

      Jonathan

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    PrimmyDecember 7, 2015

    If I go with Foxtel would I have access to sports stations, such as AFL?

    • finder Customer Care
      StephanieDecember 8, 2015Staff

      Hi Primmy,

      This will depend on the package you purchase with Foxtel. Details of the Foxtel Sports TV Combo can be found here. You might also like to consider Foxtel Play which includes sports channels in its premium packages.

      I hope this has helped,

      Stephanie

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    FletchApril 27, 2015

    I am looking at buying a second hand Fetch TV set top box. I see there are a few on eBay and Gumtree.
    Are there any problems with activating a second hand box?
    Are there any issues/suggestions?
    If it is Optus supplied, does it have to be connected to Optus broadband?

    • finder Customer Care
      BrodieApril 28, 2015Staff

      Hi there,

      Some ISPs don’t allow for two fetch boxes to run at once due to bandwidth limitations. It’d be best to speak to your Internet service provider before purchasing a second box.

      Cheers,

      Brodie

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