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.
The extra channels are the product of a new five-year usage agreement with Optus' D3 satellite. The nine new HD channels are 13th Street, Arena, BoxSets, Eurosport, Fox Sports 4, Fox Sports News, History, Universal Channel and World Movies. This brings the total number of high definition channels offered by Foxtel from 25 to 36.
If you're a Foxtel customer with a penchant for HD content, this is pretty good news. It certainly makes free-to-air's HD offerings look embarrassing by comparison.