Foxtel is an Australian pay television company providing access to more than 800 global channels in the entertainment, lifestyle, sport, news and other segments, several of which being High Definition (HD) channels.
Foxtel transmits its cable service via Telstra hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) cable. The cable service is available in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and the Gold Coast metro areas.
Foxtel now also transmits its satellite service into these cities as well as all over Australia including regional areas. However, the satellite service is not supplied to user sites where Telstra HFC cable is available in metropolitan areas.
Foxtel on Mobile launched on Telstra's Next G Network in late 2006 and is now available within Telstra Next G coverage areas, which covers 99% of the population.
The channels are classified based on the categories they belong to: General Entertainment, Movies, Sports, Cartoon/Pre-teen, News, Music, Audio-only, Special interest, HD and so on.
Customers can find them online at foxtel.com.au.
The origins of Foxtel
In 1995, Foxtel was started as a joint venture between News Corporation (in particular 20th Century Fox Media) and Telstra. Telstra transmits a TV signal through its hybrid fibre-coaxial network and News Corporation is the basis for offering channel negotiations and connections.
Foxtel was formed ("Fox" representing News Corporation's Fox and "Tel" representing Telstra). On 23 October 1995, Foxtel commenced a 20-channel service, delivered over the Telstra HFC network, which has now grown to more than 800 channels. Foxtel currently commands a huge user-base, with peak viewership of up to a million viewers at a time during prime sports events.
Know more about Foxtel
Offering both cable television programmes and direct broadcast satellite shows, the Foxtel is one of the most popular television offerings of its kind.
Foxtel TV guide, Foxtel packages and Foxtel broadband information can all be found online, along with detailed listings and prices on each offer.
For full details on the Foxtel Go or Foxtel Play, both customers and non-customers can visit their website for all of the information they need.