Today Foxtel had a major press release of their upcoming HD service, you can read about it here.
Things to note, the STB for this service will be the same SkyNZ is rolling out. Foxtels currrent PVR called the iQ is identical to the MySky, however Foxtel subscribers dont pay such a large upfront oneoff cost as we do, however they do pay $15/month for the iQ over and above normal subs. It is romoured that the standard iQ fee will reduce to $5/month and the iQ2 will be $15.
There will initially be 4 24/7 HD channels, BBC HD, Discovery HD/NatGeoHD, Fox SportsHD, and ESPN HD and a Box Office Movie On Demand service. All are 1080i except ESPN HD which is 720p.
Whats of interest is that the Box office movies will be On Demand rather than a 24/7 channel, so will be PayPerView. However they are indicating it will be current Box office releases, in HD rather than 2-20yr old movies.
Hopefully latter today there will be more detail pics of the STB, will post them when they appear.