Two of Foxtel’s most popular channels will go off the air at the end of the year.
The owners of TV1 and SF haven’t been able to negotiate a deal with Foxtel, and the channels will close when the current deal runs out at the end of December.
Mediaweek reported that Foxtel seems certain it can find replacements for both, and keep the most popular content available to subscribers.
Foxtel will reveal details of its new general entertainment and science fiction channels once it has finalised new content deals.
TV1 and FX both allow playback to TV and tablet right now if you sign up for Foxtel Play, but you can’t watch them on computer because of a strange licensing quirk. One benefit of the upcoming changes may be improved cross-licensing that lets you watch both channels on more devices.