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Media Release: Monday, April 13, 2015

Foxtel today announced that Foxtel Play is now streaming to Microsoft’s next generation games console, Xbox One, just in time for today’s world premiere of Game of Thrones season five. The news comes mere hours before the highly anticipated fifth season of HBO’s incredibly popular drama; Game of Thrones, airs on Foxtel.

From today, Xbox One owners can download the Foxtel Play app to their console from the Xbox marketplace, subscribe to Foxtel Play and begin enjoying the best in entertainment, sports, comedy, kids programming and drama, including the Emmy® and Golden Globe-winning fantasy drama, Game of Thrones season five, which airs today, Monday April 13 at 11am, same time as the US.

In honour of Game of Thrones season five, Foxtel Play is also offering special pricing of $30* a month for the first three months for the Premium Movies and Drama pick, including showcase, the ‘home of HBO’, which features the hit drama, along with a host of other great drama and programming. The special pricing allows new customers who sign up to Foxtel Play between 23 March and 30 April 2015 to add Premium Movies and Drama to their first $25* a month genre pick for only $5* extra a month for the first three months.

Fans and new-comers to the epic series will also have access to past seasons of Game of Thrones via the BoxSets channel on Foxtel Play, which includes the complete collection from seasons 1-4.

Foxtel Executive Director of Sales and Marketing, Ed Smith, said, “like any dramatic cliff-hanger, we’ve pulled out all the stops to bring Foxtel Play to Xbox One just in time for new and die-hard fans to get in on all of the action of today’s season opener of Game of Thrones. From today, it couldn’t be easier for Xbox One owners, eager to be a part of this epic drama, to sign up, connect and enjoy all of the latest intrigue that kicks off in a few short hours.”

“Xbox is always striving to ensure our Australian users have the best entertainment experience, so we’re thrilled to be bringing the Foxtel Play app to Xbox One. We have had a long association with Foxtel Play on Xbox 360, now Xbox One users can enjoy both watching and playing Game of Thrones at the same time, ensuring that they have the very best experience with the content they love,” said Jeremy Hinton, Business Lead at Xbox Australia.

Foxtel Play offers customers instant access to great entertainment within minutes of signing up and enables them to subscribe by the month and pay as they go, so they will be able to enjoy Game of Thrones season 5 and other premium drama and movies. With no lock-in contract and no installation costs, subscribers can stop and start their subscription month-to-month, to suit their circumstances or viewing choices.

In addition to Game of Thrones, subscribers to Premium Movies and Drama are entitled to a host of other highly acclaimed dramas including The Red Road (season 1), starring Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones); Veep (season 4); Mad Men (season 7 part 2); The Americans (season 3); Wentworth (season 3), Black Sails and Orange Is the New Black (season 3).

Foxtel Play enables customers with a broadband connection to stream and watch programs from Foxtel’s amazing range of sports, drama, entertainment, documentary and movie channels live or on catch-up.

Foxtel Play customers can enjoy their programming via Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 & 4, eligible Sony, Samsung and LG Smart TVs, selected Samsung Blu-Ray and home theatre systems and PC and Mac computers. Foxtel Play customers can also access content on selected smart phones and tablets by downloading the Foxtel Go^ app.