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Media Release: Monday, November 3, 2014

New era in customer value for Foxtel offers the best entertainment for Australian TV lovers

Foxtel announced that the eagerly anticipated subscription benefits for existing customers, along with new pricing and packaging options, have kicked off today. The news follows a series of transformative announcements made at the 2014 ASTRA Conference that are designed to increase the value of a Foxtel subscription and maximise the availability of its services for new subscribers.

Starting today, Foxtel’s residential customers will receive enhanced benefits, at no extra charge, as a way of adding even more fantastic value into their packages. Key bonuses include giving the vast majority of subscribers access to all general entertainment channels; giving Platinum customers access to some pay-per-view movies at no extra cost; and giving all Essentials customers, who don’t currently have it, access to Foxtel’s award winning premium drama channel – showcase, the Home of HBO.

Foxtel’s new Entertainment Pack is also available today for just $25^ per month on a 12 month plan and features more than 40 channels, including many of the most popular channel brands such as FOX8, Lifestyle, TVH!TS, ARENA, MTV, National Geographic, Universal, TCM, Discovery Channel, UKTV and more as well as access to the great functionality of Foxtel’s iQ set top boxes.

Richard Freudenstein, Foxtel CEO, said, “We’ve been thrilled with the incredibly enthusiastic response we’ve received since sharing our plans to increase benefits for customers and revamp Foxtel’s pricing and packaging. Today marks the next step in our commitment to bring customers exceptional value from a Foxtel subscription that adds to our continued investment in amazing content like HBO, Disney, BBC First and locally produced drama coupled with the innovative ways we offer customers to enjoy that content through our unrivalled Foxtel iQ box, HD channels and Foxtel Go service.”

Foxtel’s new pricing structure also features a revamp of its premium tiers by offering the Movies pack at $20 per month*; the Sports Pack at $25 per month* and the Drama Pack, which includes showcase, SoHo, BBC First, FX, 13th Street and the new BoxSets channel at $20 per month*. Three General Entertainment Packs are also available including Entertainment Plus, Docos and Kids, each priced at $10 per month*. BoxSets is also available as a stand-alone channel for $10 per month*.

In addition, new and existing Foxtel Play subscribers will benefit from a new $20# per month price for the Premium Movies and Drama pick#, which will also feature the new BoxSets channel.

New customers who take Platinum HD will pay the same amount as existing Platinum HD subscribers.

The new pricing is designed to make Foxtel more accessible to the broadest number of Australians possible and offers customers more flexibility in customising their subscriptions to best suit their entertainment needs.