Telstra expands Foxtel on Xbox

  • Telstra news: Telstra expands Foxtel on Xbox service to NSW, Victoria
  • Also announced BigPond movies coming soon to tablets
  • Launched a new iPhone app

Telstra has expanded the Foxtel on Xbox service to ADSL customers in areas of NSW and Victoria, announced BigPond movies coming soon to tablets, and launched a new iPhone app.

Foxtel on Xbox, a service giving subscribers 30 television channels and movies on demand, was launched to BigPond cable customers in June.

Customers of other Internet Service Providers (ISPs) can already access the service over an ADSl2+ or fast ADSL1 connection across Australia. Foxtel on the Xbox is not available in all areas, but is a good alternative to paying for satellite or cable channels for customers who have access in their area, plus the gaming console.

Telstra’s executive director of media, J-B Rousselot, said: "We know the range of content, and the fact customers can switch on and off the service month by month, has hit the sweet spot for our customers so will continue to roll the service out to more Australians in the months ahead."

Telstra has also launched a free iPhone remote control app giving T-Box customers the ability to change the channel, record and, by shaking the iPhone, mute the sound. An Android version of the app will soon be available.

The telco also has expansion plans for BigPond movies. "We're continuing to expand our digital content in the year ahead and we will be providing BigPond Movies to Android tablets and continuing to upgrade our content on the T-Box and other smart devices to give customers even more choice," Mr Rousselot added.

Customers of other ISPs can also enjoy BigPond movies, a library of movies available to rent on demand, by using a Samsung Smart TV or LG TV with NetCast. BigPond Movies service requires a minimum data speed of 3.5Mbps to work correctly.