Foxtel on Xbox 360: no data usage charges

  • Six BigPond channels available
  • Unmetered video
  • On Demand Video also available

Telstra Bigpond customers will be free of data charges when using the Foxtel on Xbox 360 service. Foxtel has also announced the addition of six BigPond TV channels which will be added to the service from today, which will cover sports, racing and news.

The new move means that viewing video content will be unmetered for Telstra BigPond customers when using the FOXTEL on Xbox 360 service.

FOXTEL Executive Director of Product & Sales, Patrick Delany said, “This arrangement with Telstra is a big win for FOXTEL on Xbox 360 users, allowing unmetered access to thousands of hours of great programming – all without a FOXTEL fixed term contract. There are around 1.3 million Xbox consoles in Australia and getting unmetered access to FOXTEL on Xbox 360 is now as simple as plugging into BigPond internet to give subscription TV a go.

“The FOXTEL on Xbox 360 service offers FOXTEL’s huge amount of exclusive and first run TV programming, plus access to hours and hours of On Demand TV episodes, new release films and movie favourites. There’s always something to watch, either live or On Demand and it’s simple to sign up online and start watching straight away.”

The elimination of data charges isn’t the first move Foxtel has taken to improve their service. Other initiatives have included the ability to download Foxtel programs to PCs via the Foxtel app, as well as the ability to use the Xbox 360 as a set-top box to view iPTV content.