No Charge For Data When Watching Foxtel Via Xbox

  • No charges for BigPond customers for data
  • Free movies throughout June
  • Catch up TV available

Foxtel says Telstra BigPond broadband customers will not be charged for any data when using Foxtel on Xbox 360, and there will be six BigPond TV channels added to the service.

This means all video content will be unmetered for Telstra BigPond customers when viewing Foxtel on Xbox 360 service, including watching TV shows from up to 30 Foxtel channels on the live streaming television service, the six BigPond TV channels, Catch Up TV, and hundreds of new release films, library movies and TV episodes from the Foxtel on Xbox 360 On Demand service. 

The six channels from BigPond TV cover sport, racing and news including: Footy TV the AFL channel, League TV the NRL channel, V8 Supercars Australia, Facing TV with TVN, BigPond Sport TV, and BigPond News. These channels will be available on the Foxtel on Xbox 360 service to all Get Started subscribers at no additional charge.

This is the first time Foxtel on Xbox 360 subscribers will have both the selected live coverage of sports via Fox Sports Play and ESPN, as well as streamed AFL and NRL games available on delay.

In addition, from June games from the current season of AFL and NRL will be available on the service as Catch Up video on demand, and a highlights piece will also be available for each AFL and NRL game. Live AFL will come to Foxtel on Xbox 360 from the start of the 2012 season.

Existing Foxtel on Xbox360 subscribers who don’t already subscribe to the showtime movies or Movie Network packages will be able to watch all movies from these channels for free throughout June.

The Foxtel on Xbox 360 premiere programming highlights this June include: Big Fat Gypsy Weddings on Lifestyle YOU, True Blood (Season One) on FOX8, Torchwood: Miracle Day on UKTV, Upstairs Downstairs on UKTV, Lip Service on showcase, The Real King’s Speech on National Geographic Channel, Tennis: Wimbledon Championships on Fox Sports Play, and NBA Finals on ESPN.

Continuing highlights available on Foxtel on Xbox 360 include Balls of Steel Australia from The Comedy Channel, Jersey Shore from MTV, Tim Winton’s cloudstreet from showcase, Boardwalk Empire from showcase, Man vs Wild from Discovery, and B430 on channel [V]. 

BigPond TV Channels include:

  • Footy TV:AFL TV is around-the-clock action featuring the best of the AFL regular-season and finals series. With match replays, highlights, player interviews, International Rules action and much more, this is 24/7 footy at its best. From June AFL games will be available as Catch Up video on demand after a twelve hour delay following the live game.
  • League TV:Catch every game of the Telstra Premiership, Finals Series, State of Origin, City v Country, Four Nations and Test Matches on League TV. League TV offers match highlights, full game replays, NRL news, player interviews and more. From June NRL games will be available as Catch Up video on demand after a twenty-four hour delay following the live game.
  • V8 TV:Suit up for 24/7 streaming of the big events including, live action, interviews and driver features, expert analysis, race recaps, crash compiles and more. V8 races are streamed live and a highlights piece from each race is available as Catch Up video on demand.
  • Racing TV:TVN is a dedicated thoroughbred racing channel including local and international racing, commentary, tipping services and the latest thoroughbred industry news and information from Australia and around the world.
  • BigPond News:BigPond News provides the latest entertainment, finance and technology stories, regular weather updates, live crosses to breaking news, broadcast around the clock.
  • BigPond Sport:BigPond Sport TV covers everything to do with sport – tune in and sit back for big news, plus live events, big-match replays, highlights, opinion and profiles from all the sport you love.

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 on Foxtel on Xbox 360.