Foxtel makes triple threat play with broadband, home phone and pay TV

Parent company Telstra throws its weight behind Foxtel in video-on-demand war

Foxtel is leveraging its relationship with Telstra in its most defensive move yet against a wave of video-on-demand services with the launch of bundled plans.

Foxtel will bundle its pay TV services with new home phone and broadband plans from today for $90 per month. Plans will be offered on 12- or 24-month contracts.

Subscribers will benefit from unmetered usage of Foxtel’s streaming services. This includes the company’s own subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform, Presto Entertainment, a recent 50-50 venture launched between Foxtel and Seven West Media.

Foxtel is leveraging its relationship with Telstra as it delivers broadband and home phone services over the telco’s infrastructure. Telstra owns 50 per cent of Foxtel, with the remaining 50 per cent stake owned by News Corp.

The Pay TV company launched Presto entertainment in January as a pre-emptive move against rival streaming services breaking into the Australian market. This includes Netflix, which is scheduled to launch in March, and Stan, a partnership between Nine Entertainment Co and Fairfax Media. Stan followed Presto Entertainment’s launch in January.

Foxtel is offering movies and television content under its Presto Entertainment banner for $15 per month, while Stan undercuts the service at $10 per month. Netfllx is expected to match Stan’s pricing at $10 per month.

Foxtel’s bundled plans will start from $90 per month, and will include unlimited standard local and national calls, a 50GB data allowance and Foxtel’s TV entertainment pack, which spans 43 channels.

Data allowances increase to 100GB, 200GB and 500GB on respective $95, $105 and $125 bundled plans.

Foxtel's bundled pricing
Foxtel's bundled pricing

Offered under the 12- and 24-month bundles is Foxtel’s Hub, which is the company’s revised Wi-Fi modem for content streaming to multiple devices, including smartphones and tablets.

Foxtel Broadband is available from today over Telstra’s ADSL2 network. Broadband and home phone bundles will be offered later this year over the National Broadband Network.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags TelstranetflixfoxtelPrestoVODStan

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Tony Ibrahim

Tony Ibrahim

Good Gear Guide

@slicktonyi

Show Comments

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Brand Post

PC World Evaluation Team Review - MSI GT75 TITAN

"I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it."

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?