Good news for Xbox 360 users watching Foxtel via Telstra BigPond broadband with confirmation they will no longer be charged for data.
There will also be six BigPond TV channels added to the service from today: FOOTY TV the AFL channel, LEAGUE TV the NRL channel, V8 Supercars Australia, RACING TV with TVN, BigPond Sport TV, and BigPond News.
These channels will be available to all Get Started subscribers on Xbox at no additional charge.
From June games from the current season of AFL and NRL will be available on the service as Catch Up video on demand, and a highlights piece will also be available for each game.
Live AFL will be added to Xbox from the start of the 2012 season.
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.”
Foxtel channels became available through Xbox 360 for a basic subscription of $19.50 a month to those with an XBox Live membership in metro areas of Australia.