Foxtel Expands Xbox Offerings

  • Three new channels
  • Live AFL streaming
  • No lock-in contract

Foxtel’s internet television service, Foxtel on Xbox 360 launches three channels this week – Cartoon Network, ESPN2 and Footy Play Powered by Fox Sports.

Xbox 360 subscribers will see Cartoon Network as part of the Get Started Package as well as the addition of ESPN2 to the Sports Package – at no additional cost, says Foxtel.                                                                                

The Xbox 360 services gives subscribers over 30 channels on the live streaming television service, six BigPond TV channels, Catch Up TV, and films, library movies and TV episodes. 

Those who subscribe to the Footy Play channel will get eight games Lieve in every round of the 2012 Toyota AFL Premiership Season. Users need an Xbox 360, Xbox Live Gold membership and 2.0Mb/s Internet connection. There’s no installation required and no need to sign a lock-in contract.

ESPN2 brings Australian sports fans international sport. Sports fans will see the NBA, UEFA Champions League, NFL, ATP Tennis, X Games, RBS 6 Nations Rugby, Major League Baseball and local sports programs including Pardon the Interruption and SportsCenter.

The Cartoon Network upcoming programming highlights also include Australian first episodes of Adventure Time and the BAFTA award winning animated comedy, The Amazing World of Gumball plus the likes of Scooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated and The Looney Tunes Show. 

Telstra BigPond broadband customers are not charged for any data when using Foxtel on Xbox 360. Subscribers can choose the amount of data used when watching live streamed TV by selecting the “Change Quality” option when watching a channel, and choose from any of the high, medium or low settings. The download file size of Catch Up TV and On Demand movies or TV episodes varies depending on the duration of the title selected, and this information is clearly communicated onscreen prior to viewing.