My views (except when I am looking out their windows) are not those of my employer.
rugrat: Maybe people not interested in HD ticket because only additional 4 channels, also how much sports is HD.
I'm happy with movies as just about all are HD.
TV1-TV3 don't need HD ticket.
Mate just got Mysky HDi, but doesn't have HD tv, he got it for the recording capability.
Still waiting for phone call for upgrade, I only got box connected to existing setup, so need the works, cable and quad LNB.
Guess they can't start using new satellite until all ground work done.
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New channels, downloads for pay TV
Service to launch November 15
Available on Foxtel and Austar
PAY TV subscribers will have access to 12 new channel brands, including movie, sport and lifestyle offerings, and a new free downloading service, as part of a push to win over customers.
Foxtel today revealed plans for new channels to launch on November 15, including 12 new channel brands with fresh content, and 15 channels extended to high definition.
Regional Austar subscribers will also have access to the channels as part of the "Next Generation" service.
The 12 new channel brands will be Lifestyle You, with talent such as MasterChef's Sarah Wilson, racing royalty Kate Waterhouse, and TV presenter Antonia Kidman, a murder mystery channel 13th Street, an ad-free station called Kids Co, The Style Network, Discovery Turbo Max, Nat Geo Wild and new sports channel, Eurosport.
New movie channels will include Showtime Drama, Showtime Comedy, Showtime Action, Family Movie Channel (FMC), and Starpics, aimed at showing blocks of movies from one actor.
All three Fox Sports channels, and six movie channels, will be among 15 channels available in high definition.
There will also be eight new time shift channels, allowing viewers to watch content a couple of hours later.
Foxtel chief executive Kim Williams said it was the biggest announcement for Foxtel since the launch of digital in 2004.
It's reported to have cost the provider $50 million.
"Foxtel Next generation not only offers our subscribers more viewing options, it uses technology to take the Foxtel experience online," Williams said.
As part of the announcement Foxtel announced a free online TV and movie download service called Foxtel Download, to allow viewers to download and watch up to 400 hours of movies from 38 channels on their computers.
Every event from next year's Winter Olympics and Commonwealth Games will be shown through Foxtel's multi-channels and will also be able to streamed online.
The Weather Channel will have more interactive functions and there would be a new service called Sky News Local.
A record-me service will allow viewers to record programs from promos or advertisements.
As part of Next Generation, packages will increase by a few dollars a month, but subscribers will be given a recording player IQ, for free.
Earlier in the day, Austar revealed their plans for regional subscribers, who would now have access to HD television for an incremental $5 a month.
Their offering includes 15 new standard definition channels and 13 new high definition channels.
Further channels and a catch-up service will be announced in early 2010.
Foxtel is partially owned by the parent company of news.com.au's publisher.
I aim to misbehave.
DarkKnight08: looks like Foxtel will now have 4 HD Sport Channels and 13 new HD Channels by 15 November:
old3eyes:DarkKnight08: looks like Foxtel will now have 4 HD Sport Channels and 13 new HD Channels by 15 November:
Saw in a Ozz news group that if you take the new basic package with DVR and HD it's now going to be around A$88 nearly double what it is now..