Foxtel secures 18 app partners for Hubbl launch including Netflix, Disney+, & Paramount+

Australia’s pay TV provider, Foxtel, will roll-out 18 global and local apps on new streaming platform, Hubbl, including Netflix, Disney+, and Paramount+. Among the other streaming apps to join the platform are Prime Video, YouTube, Apple TV+ and Paramount. While local apps such as Kayo Sports, Stan, BINGE, Optus Sport and Flash, as well as […]

Telstra Broadcast Services hires Mike Whittaker as COO

Australia’s telecom and technology operator, Telstra, has named Mike Whittaker as chief operating officer of its Telstra Broadcast Services (TBS) arm.  Whittaker who started his role in mid-January, will oversee the company’s customer service. He will also be responsible for TBS’s integration and deployment of tech solutions, infrastructure and operations functions at the company. The […]

beIN Sports launches on Prime Video Australia

In a new deal with media giant Amazon, the Qatar-based sports operator beIN Sports has launched on streaming platform Prime Video in Australia. beIN SPORTS will be available as a paid monthly add-on subscription priced at AUD $14.99 per month via Prime Video Channels, with a seven-day free trial. The launch makes beIN Sports the […]

Optus CEO resigns after massive network outage

Singtel-owned Australian service provider Optus’s CEO Kelly Bayer Rosmarin has resigned. Bayer Rosmarin’s departure follows hard on the heels of a network outage experiences by the operator on November 8 that left some 10 million of Australia’s 26 million population without access to phone or internet connections for 14 hours and exposed the company to […]

Screach launches new MMA platform with BeIN Sports as partner

Enterprise streaming platform Screach is launching a new aggregated offering that allows commercial venues to show live pay-per-view events from a range of mixed martial arts rights owners and promoters. The first event, which will be delivered through a partnership with beIN Sports in Australia, will be this Saturday’s HEX Fight Series 28 event at Melbourne’s […]

Foxtel unveils new TV and streaming destination Hubbl

Australian pay TV group Foxtel has unveiled its new TV and streaming brand Hubbl which replaces Project Magneto’, providing paid and free streaming content for Australia. It will be available on two different devices, which it said will evolve its entertainment OS with regular software updates, without requiring a new device. The development was backed […]

BeIN Sports teams with Screach for Australian hospitality market

Global sports network beIN Sports has teamed up with the Screach streaming platform to deliver its coverage of football and tennis to commercial venues across Australia. Launched in Australia in 2014, beIN Sports holds the exclusive Australian broadcast rights to more than 1,000 football matches a year, including all fixtures in Italy’s Serie A, English […]

Foxtel taps Ateme for content acquisition and distribution solutions

Australia’s largest pay TV provider Foxtel has tapped tech outfit Ateme to power its global content acquisition and convert it to Australian TV standards nationwide via two data centers through Ateme’s Titan suite. The fully IP-enabled platform is based on dual-site redundancy and offers the ability to ingest any channel to simultaneously produce multiple streams […]

Foxtel extends long-standing partnership with UFC

Australia’s pay TV provider Foxtel has extended its broadcasting partnership with mixed martial arts organisation UFC to make Foxtel and Kayo Sports the exclusive distributor of all UFC pay per views in the region. From January 2024, all UFC pay per view events will be exclusively broadcasted on Foxtel’s Main event channel on Foxtel and […]

Foxtel Group extends partnership with ESPN

Australian pay TV operator Foxtel Group has extended its distribution agreement with sports entertainment brand ESPN, to continue to air its sport content on channels Foxtel and Kayo Sports. The extended deal marks a 21-year partnership between the two companies. Foxtel will have access to select matches of ESPN wide portfolio of sport rights including […]

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