FOX Sports now on Xbox, Samsung smart TVs.

Fox Sports 2013 LogoFOX Sports 1, 2, & 3 were added to Foxtel Go two weeks ago, and now the FOX Sports channels and SPEED have been added to Foxtel on Xbox 360 and Foxtel on Internet TV service or connected Samsung Smart TV.

Foxtel Go and the “Foxtel On…” products are separate. Foxtel Go is an extension of Foxtel subscriptions while the Foxtel On products can be purchased as stand alone services.

In addition to the existing sport channels including the dedicated AFL channel, Footy PLAY, and ESPN, ESPN2, Eurosport and FUEL TV, customers with these internet TV services can now enjoy top sports from Australia and around the world on four new sport channels.

The new premium Sports package will showcase the two biggest sporting events of the year, The Ashes and the British and Irish Lions Rugby Tour Live, alongside five Live matches each full round of the NRL Telstra Premiership and Live coverage of every match in the 2013 Super Rugby season.

There’s also plenty in store for soccer fans, with the Hyundai A-League and Barclays Premier League building towards an epic finish, and the Socceroos hitting the business end of their World Cup qualification campaign for Brazil 2014.
Beyond the football codes there will be an array of Live sport from around the globe for fans to watch on Xbox 360 or select Samsung Smart TVs, including the Australian cricket tour of India; all four tennis Grand Slams; every Golf Major; the USPGA Tour; the European and LPGA Tours and NBA from the US.

Fans can also strap themselves in to follow the current seasons and Aussie heroes from the world of motorsport including Marcos Ambrose in NASCAR; Mark Aitchison in the Superbike World Championship; and Will Power and Ryan Briscoe in the IZOD Indycar Series, all Live on Speed.

Customers will continue to see eight games Live in every full round of the 2013 Toyota AFL Premiership Season, and up to five games every full round with no ad breaks, siren to siren. Footy PLAY also offersmagazine programs including After The Bounce, AFL 360, On The Couch, AFL Insider, League Teams, EMT Eddie McGuire Tonight and Open Mike.

With the inclusion of four new sport channels, the sports package will now be streamlined as one package for $30 per month, available when a customer subscribes to the Get Started package too, with a total minimum monthly spend of $49.50. With all three FOX Sports channels now available, the ‘Sports Play’ channel, which offered a taste of the action on FOX Sports, will be removed.

Foxtel on Xbox 360 is available to Xbox 360 owners across Australia who subscribe to both the Xbox Live service and the Foxtel on Xbox 360 service. An Xbox Live Gold subscription is required for all live TV packages.

Foxtel on Internet TV is available across Australia. All you need is a compatible Samsung Smart TV* and a broadband internet connection to download the Foxtel App. Samsung Smart TVs* are entertainment hubs with access to various content choices, and display stunning pictures and sound. Please note this service is available in Standard Definition only and is delivered over the internet to residential customers.

Customers should check with their ISP to discuss how this service may affect their internet usage. Customers can choose the amount of data used when watching live streamed TV by selecting the “Change Quality” option when watching a channel, and choose from any of the High, Medium or Low settings.

*Available on 2011 and 2012 Samsung Smart TVs.

One Comment:

  1. And when the sound to picture sync issues are resolved and an explanation why Murdoch via Foxtel charge more for the Internet version for the sports package then satellite users then maybe the article could be considered balanced for the casual TV Tonight reader

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