Foxtel tends to roll out its annual price rises in November, and this year is no exception. TV Tonight reports that basic package prices will go up by $1 from November 1, while Platinum pack prices will rise by $2 a month.
We know that Foxtel is planning a suite of HD channels for the 2012 Olympics, and I'd be surprised if there weren't some specials on to encourage new sign-ups before that happens. There are also question marks over Foxtel's proposed merger with Austar.
So if you haven't got pay TV, right now probably won't be the cheapest time to sign up. If you have, then factor the price rise into your family budget.
Foxtel packages up $2 from November 1st [TV Tonight]