When Foxtel launched its Xbox 360 service last October, we couldn't help but point out that it would be an expensive undertaking given that all the data you used to watch would come out of your monthly cap. That has now changed for Telstra BigPond customers, who will get unmetered access to Foxtel on Xbox 360 TV services as of today.
Given that Telstra is a major shareholder in Foxtel, we're a tad surprised that coming to a deal took that long. The arrangement, announced in a press release sent out today, certainly makes the notion of Xbox-delivered Foxtel more appealing if you already a BigPond customer. Telstra is also adding its six BigPond TV channels to the service, and there's a free promotion for existing Xbox on 360 customers giving them free access to the Movie channels (which otherwise have a separate charging model).