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Foxtel's Half-Price Pay TV Shakeup Starts Today

Next year, Foxtel will once again be the only place to watch Game Of Thrones legally in Australia thanks to an extended partnership with HBO. (Boo!) For those who refuse to pirate, there is one small consolation: from today, Foxtel is dropping its subscription prices by as much as 50 per cent. It’s also adding some new channels, including the on-demand BoxSets. Here’s a recap of what’s new.


Foxtel Adds (Even More) HD Channels

Foxtel is adding nine new entertainment, sports and educational channels to its HD lineup, bringing the total to 36. Customers with an IQ2 or MyStarHD set-top box will gain access to the new HD channels, including Arena, Fox Sports News, History and the Universal Channel. Having a social life is probably overrated.


Fetch TV Deals: Who Has The Most Fetching Offer?

With Dodo joining the ranks of ISPs offering pay-TV service Fetch TV, it’s worth considering your Fetch TV options. Here are the current deals from each ISP that offers it.


Foxtel Slashes Subscription Prices By Up To 50%

Foxtel has announced an aggressive new pricing strategy that will see subscription prices drop by as much as 50 per cent in November. The major pricing revamp coincides with a new IQ3 video recorder and the announcement of a “triple play” bundle that will combine television, broadband and home phone services into a single package. Here’s an overview of the new packages and services.


Get Game Of Thrones From Foxtel Play For $3 Per Episode (Sort Of)

The hotly-anticipated fourth season of HBO’s Game Of Thrones is set to debut in April. To the annoyance of many Australians, this year’s season will be shown exclusively on Foxtel, which means you no longer have the option of buying the episodes on iTunes shortly after transmission. Foxtel is offering an olive branch in the form of a Premium Movies & Drama package spearheaded by Game Of Thrones for just $10 per month. The downside is that you need to be a Foxtel Play customer to take advantage of the deal.


Foxtel Hikes Up Prices (Again)

Foxtel has announced it will be increasing the price of its Essentials Pack for new and existing customers, starting on 1 February 2014. Customers will have to pay an additional $2 per month.


Catch Up With Foxtel Shows Online Via iQ EPG

Paying Foxtel customers can catch up with shows after their broadcast via Foxtel Go, but that works on a separate device rather than your TV. A new enhancement to the Foxtel iQ set-top box allows you to browse backwards in the on-screen electronic program guide (EPG) and watch shows you’ve missed.


Foxtel’s TV1 And SF To Close In December

Two of Foxtel’s most popular channels will go off the air at the end of the year.


Foxtel Play: Lifehacker's Complete Guide

Foxtel has officially launched its long-promised Foxtel Play service, promising no-contract pay TV through your internet connection. But which channels are excluded, how much bandwidth will you chew up, which channels can you watch for free, what devices will be supported in the future, and is it worth it? Find out with our exhaustive guide.


Foxtel Go Now On Android, PCs, Macs, Can Be Used On Three Devices

As our weekend guru Logan predicted, Foxtel Go — the catch-up service which lets you watch Foxtel content on your mobile — is now available on Android, albeit only if you’re running some Samsung Galaxy devices. It has also been made available for Windows PCs and Macs. Of interest to everyone using the service: you can now register it on up to three separate devices, up from the previous limit of two.