WIN Corporation’s pay television service SelecTV will cease to broadcast its English language titles, in a major change for subscription television.
SelecTV, which has around 22,000 English-language subscribers, has operated as a satellite alternative to Foxtel and Austar.
Both Austar and Foxtel have signed an exclusive marketing agreement with SelecTV to ensure the continuity of service and generate new customers.
“Foxtel wants to warmly welcome SelecTV customers to Foxtel,” the company said in a statement.
“We are working with SelecTV to contact relevant SelecTV customers to offer them Foxtel, ensure a continuity of their service and to manage their transition from SelecTV to Foxtel as seamlessly as possible over the next 90 days.”
Austar CEO John Porter said: “AUSTAR wants to ensure that all regional SelecTV customers will have the opportunity to have not only continuous service, but also an improved product offering for a very similar price.
“Every English language service SelecTV customer will receive a letter setting out our offer and explaining what to do to ensure we can assist them to transition smoothly and not lose service. It will be a simple process, we just need to book an appointment to visit their home, repoint their satellite dish and give them a new box.”
The end of SelecTV English language programming follows on from Optus TV ceasing to sell subscription packages.
SelecTV still offers limited programming in Greek and Spanish.
Source: The Australian