Foxtel turns to Commscope for next-gen set-top box launch

Australian TV operator Foxtel has partnered with Commscope to launch its new iQ5 streaming set-top box. The iQ5 STB offers access to over 50,000 hours of content in 4K UHD. Its stacked design features a detachable 1TB hard drive, and access to streaming apps including including Netflix, YouTube, ABC iView, SBS On Demand, Amazon Prime, […]

ViacomCBS and Foxtel agree content and app deals

Australian pay TV operator Foxtel has announced a series of content distribution and app deals with US media giant ViacomCBS. The most significant of these deals will see the recently launched Paramount+ app, and the 10 Play app, integrated into Foxtel’s iQ3, iQ4, and the brand new iQ5 set top boxes. Paramount+ launched in Australia […]

Foxtel confirmed as first Sky Glass syndication partner

Australian pay TV operator Foxtel has confirmed that it will be the first global syndication partner for Sky Glass. Revealed last week, Sky Glass is the operator’s first attempt at making a smart TV range. The entirely streaming based product eliminates the need for a set-top box or satellite, and presents users with the full […]

Foxtel launches streaming-only set-top box

Australian pay TV operator Foxtel has launched its new streaming set top box. The new iQ5 device features a plug and play set-up that provides customers with access to up to 50,000 hours of Foxtel content within minutes, with no cable or satellite installation required. The STB is a completely redesigned device that is designed […]

Foxtel and A+E Networks expand partnership

Australia’s Foxtel Group has expanded its partnership with US multinational A+E Networks, inking a multi-year deal to bring documentary and reality programming and films to its platforms. The agreement includes exclusive premieres of content from Crime & Investigation, The History Channel, A&E and Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) for Foxtel, Foxtel Now and streaming service Binge, […]

Prime Video comes to Foxtel

The Foxtel Group has announced a distribution deal with Amazon to integrate Prime Video into its set-top boxes by the end of 2021. Customers of the Australian pay TV operator will be able to access the SVOD via the iQ3 and iQ4 STBs, along with the soon to launch iQ5. The Amazon Prime Video app […]

Foxtel to launch ‘home of HBO’ streaming offering next Monday

Australian pay TV group Foxtel has confirmed it is to launch its new streaming service on May 25 following its signing of a new multi-year contract with WarnerMedia that will see it become the exclusive Australian home of HBO. The streamer, which will offer over 10,000 hours of local and international drama and movies, according […]

Australian SVOD take-up sees dramatic growth

Some 12.3 million Australians subscribe to SVOD services, far outnumbering those with pay TV, with 43% of households now taking multiple services, up from 30% last year, according to research by local technology analyst outfit Telsyte. According to Telsyte’s the number of subscription video-on-demand customers has jumped 29% in one year, meaning that 55% of […]

Foxtel renews licensing deal with TiVo

Australian pay TV outfit Foxtel has renewed its licence with TV technology provider TiVo Corporation for TiVo’s search and recommendation services. Foxtel will have access to TiVo’s personalised content discovery platform as part of the licensing agreement. TiVo said that as a long-term search and recommendation customer, Foxtel would be able to provide its subscribers […]

Arris signs new customer deals in Asia Pacific

Arris has announced two new customer deals in Asia Pacific, partnering with Australian pay TV operator Foxtel and South Korean internet service provider SK Broadband. Foxtel’s new iQ4 set-top box is made by Arris. The device supports 4K and HDR video, combines broadcast satellite, terrestrial and IP capabilities, and features a 1,000GB hard-drive and Bluetooth remote […]

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