Foxtel Announces iQ3 Set Top Box

Foxtel has announced the iQ3, which will fully integrate Foxtel’s personal recorder with internet entertainment. Foxtel Chief Executive, Richard Freudenstein, also announced a new Electronic Program Guide (EPG) enhancement that allows viewers to browse back in time by up to 26 hours in the TV Guide on selected channels to watch shows that have already broadcast via the internet.

Foxtel has announced the iQ3, which will fully integrate Foxtel’s personal recorder with internet entertainment. Foxtel Chief Executive, Richard Freudenstein, also announced a new Electronic Program Guide (EPG) enhancement that allows viewers to browse back in time by up to 26 hours in the TV Guide on selected channels to watch shows that have already broadcast via the internet.

 

“This…new feature will…increase the amount of content available to our customers so they don’t miss out on the shows they love,” said Freudenstein. “We have started to roll out this feature to our internet capable iQ and iQHD subscribers and it will be available nationally over the next month, as our iQHD is offered across the entire country… it’s all included with a Foxtel subscription.”

 

The iQ3 set top box uses wifi technology it will offer more opportunities for internet delivery and an improved TV Guide that has been streamlined to help customers discover the best programming for them.

 

“With combined live, recorded and On Demand programs, this box will customise the TV experience and take it to the next level,” said Freudenstein. “We look forward to sharing more details about what the iQ3 is capable of over the coming months ahead of its launch next year.”

 

Foxtel also announced two new channels – TV Hits and Syfy. TV Hits is a new general entertainment channel featuring television’s all-time favourites and well-loved series. To launch on January 1, 2014, TV Hits will feature series such as NCIS, the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation franchise, Everybody Loves Raymond, Friends and How I Met Your Mother.

 

Syfy, launches on Foxtel in High Definition early in 2014. The new channel will be the destination for imagination-based entertainment offering science fiction and fantasy programming.

 

 

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