Foxtel Play: Starts from $25 a month.
Foxtel's new internet pay-TV service has gone live, sidestepping the need for users to have a cable or satellite connection.
Anybody with a broadband connection and a PC, Mac, Xbox 360 or eligible Samsung smart TV will have access to the new service, called Foxtel Play.
Unlike regular Foxtel, which requires a lock-in contract, the new internet service is offered on a monthly pay-as-you-go basis.
It offers four streams: entertainment, documentary, drama and kids, priced at $25 for one stream $35 for two, $45 for three and $50 for all four. Sport and movies cost an additional $25 each.
The streams will feature more than 40 live channels, including Fox Sports 1, 2 and 3, Showcase, FOX8, Arena, Lifestyle and National Geographic.
Foxtel chief executive Richard Freudenstein said Foxtel Play will expand access to people who can't get a cable or satellite connection.
Like regular Foxtel, the new packages will also include Foxtel Go, which provides programming on smartphones and tablets. Users will be able to tether two additional devices to their subscription.
Jim Rudder, Foxtel executive director of product said: "Foxtel Play broadens our internet TV service and gives customers a Foxtel internet TV offering across a host of devices."
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