Since 2009, Optus hasn't been selling new pay TV services, and has been stripping back the options for its existing customers. However, from next year it will again begin selling pay TV options from Foxtel to customers using its cable network, as well as offering satellite services in areas where its cable doesn't offer.
That's potentially good news for customers consider Optus cable as an option, though the rise of alternative TV viewing options online may make pay TV a harder sell than it used to be. However, as Mumbrella points out, the availability of 20 HD channels does offer a much wider choice than free-to-air at this point. The plans will go on sale from February.
Foxtel and Optus reach new subscribers deal [Mumbrella]