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Foxtel choked on 65,000 new sign-ups to watch Game of Thrones

Australian pay TV broadcaster Foxtel has explained why it couldn't broadcast the new season Game of Thrones without trouble: more than 60,000 new subscribers swamped its systems. Australian viewers hit the ceiling on Monday local time after trying to be first-to-see the opening episode of season seven when a cascade of crashes …

Foxtel emits new sueballs, this time targeting TV streamers

Emboldened by success, Foxtel has fired off a new round of suballs with the aim of blocking more pirate sites from Australian users. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation says TPG, Optus, and Vocus are the respondents in a case filed late last week in the Federal Court. Foxtel wants the ISPs to bring down the boom on the …
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Foxtel promises triple-play launch in early 2015

In a move designed to stave off the threat posed by operations like Netflix and FetchTV, Foxtel says its vaunted “triple-play” broadband-and-TV-and-phone service will land at the start of 2015. The Pay-TV outfit has also dropped its entry level package to $AU25 per month. The service was first announced in December 2013, on …
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Foxtel announces broadband, Australia yawns

Foxtel, once held out of the broadband market by long-standing agreement with Telstra, has announced a broadband resale agreement with the incumbent's wholesale arm. That will see it launch the obligatory triple-play offering of Pay-TV, voice and broadband calls. Given the tsunami that has engulfed all forms of television, it …
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Foxtel farewells 3D TV, citing lack of content

3D TV continues its nation-by-nation slide into obscurity and irrelevance, with Foxtel in Australia joining the long list of TV broadcasters and Pay TV providers making the weary and footsore slog to the woodshed with its once-favourite pet. The Pay TV provider has decided that its 3D channel 201 will run down the curtain and …
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CSIRO backing broadband app comp

Entries are now open for a $AU50,000 CSIRO and industry-sponsored competition to foster broadband application development. The prize is designed to spark the development of applications that take advantage of the kind of connectedness envisaged under the NBN, the agency says. Through its Australian Centre for Broadband …
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Foxtel cries wolf at the threat of fast broadband

Foxtel Australia boss Richard Freudenstein has picked up the IPFI megaphone and asked Australia's federal government to protect his business model from the rampant piracy that will doubtless emerge from the rollout of the National Broadband Network. Speaking to the ASTRA (Australian Subscription Television and Radio …
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Telstra denies IPTV shift

Telstra has strongly rejected claims that the company will move away from the IPTV market, in a response to The Register's report last Monday that it was reviewing its IPTV strategy and considering moving its 300,000+ T-Box customers to Foxtel. The carrier refuted claims that it will move away from the IPTV market, with …

Telstra to hand T-box customers to Foxtel

Telstra is expected to shut down its aggressive IPTV ambitions and hand over its 300,000 plus T-Box customers to Foxtel, once the merger of Foxtel and Austar is completed, sources close to the deal have told The Register. Speculation has been rife that Telstra’s burgeoning IPTV division would be the casualty of the AUD$1.9 …
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Foxtel gets foxed by ACCC

Foxtel’s ambitious IPTV plans have been significantly thwarted following the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s conditions which will allow Foxtel’s AUS$1.9 billion takeover of pay- TV operative Austar to go ahead. While Foxtel has passed its last hurdle in the acquisition with the green light from the regulator …
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Austar one step closer to Foxtel

Austar shareholders have green lit the proposed merger with Foxtel despite the swirling piracy allegations against Foxtel’s majority stakeholder News Corporation and its former subsidiary NDS. Fairfax Media has been reporting allegations that in the 1990’s News Corp subsidiary NDS performed a litany of anti-competitive tactics …
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Foxtel offers small olive branch to Oz IPTV operators

In its ongoing bid to acquire Australian pay TV company Austar, Foxtel has made a small concession to the country’s fledgling IPTV industry, saying it will forgo some of its exclusivity if allowed to make the acquisition. The concession comes in a draft undertaking submitted to the Australian Competition and Consumer …
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Foxtel and Austar set to play nice with IPTV guys

Australian subscription TV incumbents Foxtel and Austar are set to offer selected exclusive content to ISPs in a bid to smooth the path to a green light for their $AU1.9 billion merger. The Australian reports that the duo will be offering movie and lifestyle content for IPTV services as a way to placate the qualms of the …
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Telstra creates new digital unit - tosses in fun stuff

Telstra has re-focussed its ambitions to morph into a media-centric carrier, consolidating all its media businesses into a single division - Telstra Digital Media. Telstra’s digital media assets, including Foxtel, earn $AU4 billion in annual revenue and employ approximately 4,000 people. The new division will manage Telstra’s …
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Murdoch plays cross platform musical chairs Down Under

Rupert Murdoch’s latest executive chess moves reveal a timely and strategic game at hand, as he replaces News Ltd stalwart John Hartigan with current Foxtel CEO Kim Williams. Williams, a loyal Murdoch ally, will take Hartigan’s CEO role, with Murdoch to re-assume the chairman's role in Australia. The move comes amid a week …
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Oz regulator punctures Foxtel takeover bid

Foxtel’s ambition to create a subscription TV monopoly with the $1.9bn takeover of rival Austar has been significantly dampened by the competition regulator. On Friday the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released its ‘Statement of Issues’ on the takeover which provides the regulator’s preliminary views. …
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Foxtel gets closer to Austar swoop

The phone-hacking scandal might have slammed the brakes on Murdoch's bid for BSkyB in the UK, but in Australia Foxtel is getting closer to creating a national Australian Pay-TV monopoly with the acquisition of rival Austar. Definitive agreements have been announced between Austar's parent company, Liberty Global, and the …
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Telstra’s T-Box adds Foxtel

Telstra will start carrying Foxtel channels on its rival IPTV T-Box service from next week. In the first phase of a content alliance with Foxtel, Telstra T-Box customers will have access to up to 30 Foxtel channels plus a selection of Catch Up TV channels including FOX8, Discovery and Movie One. The service is initially …

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