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Foxtel and JB Hi-Fi bring the Foxtel Now box to stores nationally

Media Release: Thursday February 22, 2018

Foxtel and JB Hi-Fi bring the

Foxtel Now box to stores nationally

Foxtel’s new streaming device makes its retail debut bringing customers a simple way to stream Foxtel Now to their TV

Foxtel today announced that its recently launched Foxtel Now box is expanding its availability as it hits JB Hi-Fi stores nationwide. With over 190 JB Hi-Fi stores nationally, it is now easier than ever to pick up Foxtel’s affordable and easy to use streaming device, which offers a flexible way to enjoy the best streamed entertainment from Foxtel. The Foxtel Now box is now available at JB Hi-Fi stores or online at www.jbhifi.com.au for $99.

The news comes as a host of new drama is set to air from Hollywood heavyweights HBO and FX plus Foxtel’s own original series starting with the return season of hit zombie drama The Walking Dead on 26 February, followed in March by the sixth season of The Americans. April brings viewers the highly anticipated second season of sci-fi epic Westworld along with Into the Badlands. Foxtel’s upcoming Picnic at Hanging Rock and season six of prison drama Wentworth follow soon after. Foxtel Now subscribers can enjoy the latest episodes and catch up on past full seasons On Demand.

Foxtel Now also gives sports fans instant access to an incredible line up of local and international sports including every game of the NRL, AFL, WAFL, F1, V8s, A-League, Super Rugby and more, live, ad-break free and in HD.

The Foxtel Now box, is a simple plug-and-play device that provides access to Foxtel Now in HD^ along with free-to-air channels via a built-in free-to-air tuner#. It also includes access to SVOD app Stan** as well as free-to-air streaming apps, ABC iview, PLUS7 and tenplay.

The box features built-in Chromecast functionality allowing viewers to ‘cast’ movies, music and photos from Android or iOS mobile devices, PCs or Macs straight to their TV. The Foxtel Now box offers customers access to a world of content, games, music and apps from the Google Play store as well as the ability to stream at 4K quality with compatible apps.

Andy Lark, Foxtel CMO, said, “We were thrilled to bring subscribers a new way to stream Foxtel Now when we launched our Foxtel Now box late last year as part of our efforts to make accessing our award-winning streamed content smoother than ever. Today we’re also making getting your hands on a Foxtel Now box even easier and we are excited to see it hit the shelves at one of Australia’s premier lifestyle electronics retailers, JB H-Fi.”

Foxtel Now is Foxtel’s SVOD service, offering an affordable and flexible way to sign up and stream Foxtel, instantly, in HD^, live and on demand. Foxtel Now features flexible bundles so customers can sign up to Foxtel’s incredible content with the ability to cancel at any time.

Foxtel Now offers five entry level packs to match viewers’ interests including Drama and Pop packs priced at $15 per month each or $25 for both. Lifestyle, Docos and Kids packs are available at $10 per month each.

Foxtel Now’s Movies pack is available for $20 per month in addition to an entry level pack and the Sports pack is available for an extra $29* per month, meaning Sports lovers can now get access to Foxtel’s incredible sports programming for a little as $39 per month and movies for as little as $30 per month.

Foxtel Now comes with a two-week free trial. For more information visit: www.foxtelnow.com.au

The Foxtel Now box is also available directly from Foxtel at www.foxtelnow.com.au or via Foxtel’s eBay store for $99.

Khans SUPA IGA Supermarket Group chooses Epson printer solution For low cost of printing and better efficiencies

SYDNEY, 22 February 2018 – Khan’s SUPA IGA Supermarket group is an IGA franchise in Australia that currently operates 14 outlets with more planned. The group’s printing requirements are a major part of their daily logistics and recently they replaced all of their existing printers and purchased multiple Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 printers.

Khans SUPA IGA Supermarket Group IT Manager Piyal Withanage explained, “With 14 sites, the amount of printing we do is considerable so we wanted to examine whether we could do all of our printing more cost efficiently. After discussions with Kayell Australia we saw very quickly that purchasing Epson WorkForce ProWF-R8590 printers outright would lead to considerable cost savings.”

With the decision made to move forward with an Epson printing solution the Khans SUPA IGA Group purchased multiple printers from Kayell Australia and began installing them in their stores.

Withanage continued, “The decision to buy Epson printers was based on the low cost of printing and the large amount of ink that comes with the printer. It was the pure economics of lowering costs – lower printing costs, lower machine costs and lower maintenance costs. The Epson printers are quicker to use, easier to use, don’t need their consumables replaced so often, have low intervention rates due to fault or outages and create efficiencies that lead to savings in time and money. In all honesty it was a no-brainer.”

Khans SUPA IGA Supermarket Group also uses its Epson Printers to do a lot of scanning as well as printing of reports on larger A3 paper.

Withanage concluded, “Previously the scanning and printing at each of our stores was handled by a collection of older printers but now a single Epson printer takes care of everything by itself. Given that and the significant cost savings, improvements in day to day workflow and reduced downtime, we are very happy with the printing performance, low maintenance and low cost that our purchase of the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 printers has delivered.”

Picture credits
Khans SUPA IGA Wakeley Manager Ronny Ishaq with one of the company’s Epson WF-R8590 printers.

-Brad

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