Mobiles To Stream Foxtel

Foxtel can now be streamed on your iPhone on Telstra’s Next G network

iPhone (OS 3.1 and above)customers who are with Telstra’s Next G network can now watch more than 30 Mobile Foxtel channels in the palm of their hand using the latest in video encoding technology.

“The iPhone is a logical first choice for delivering an improved Mobile TV experience,” claims Freddie Jansen Van Nieuwenhuizen, Director, Telstra Product Management. “Generally, iPhone users are already accustomed to consuming a vast array of media on their devices. Mobile Foxtel provides an exciting opportunity for these customers to enjoy top quality programming while on the go.”

The service improvements will not be limited to the iPhone, the capability will be rolled out progressively with a range of future Telstra Next G handsets over coming months, claims Telstra.

“Downloading video or watching streamed content is becoming increasingly popular and according to a recent Sensis report Sensis 2009 e-Business Report: August 2009, four in 10 Australians download video or watch streamed video content, up four percentage points in the past year,” said Van Nieuwenhuizen. “In addition, the report states more than one in four Australians now use a mobile phone to access the internet.

Telstra iPhone customers can subscribe to the Mobile Foxtel Ultimate Combo for $18 capped per month with Mobile Foxtel 2 pack combo’s such as Kids and Entertainment available for $12 per month. Customers can also sample Mobile Foxtel by purchasing a day pack for only $4. Telstra Mobile TV services are unmetered, which means they can be viewed without affecting their monthly data usage allowance. Services can be accessed by navigating to the BigPond Portal via the BigPond Mobile for iPhone Safari bookmark.