Foxtel offers discount for Game of Thrones fans

2014-02-24_1308Foxtel has announced a special discount for its Premium Movies & Drama package from April, which will include the new Game of Thrones season from April 7th.

Foxtel Play, the online service, begins at a minimum of $25 a month for Genre packages such as general entertainment, but the Movies package is normally another $25.

Today Foxtel has announced new customers can add the Movies package for $10 for the first three months, a total of $35 if you want to watch fast-tracked Game of Thrones for 3 months (after this the package reverts to $25 a month, although there is no lock-in contract per se).

Existing Foxtel home-based subscribers will also get a discount, of $10 per month for the Showcase channel during the period 20 March – 30 June 2014 if they add it between 20 March and 17 April.

Foxtel recently confirmed as the exclusive home of HBO content in Australia, Game of Thrones will not be on sale through iTunes.

Foxtel Chief Executive Richard Freudenstein said, “Foxtel is committed to offering ever improving access and availability to the entertainment our customers love. Game of Thrones is one of the most popular programs in the world, and is a favourite among Australian viewers. Foxtel’s agreement with HBO means we can provide our customers with first run access to Game of Thrones season 4 along with a great library of movies from the Foxtel Movies channels, which we’re thrilled to offer Foxtel Play customers at a special rate during season 4 of this landmark show.”

Foxtel today announced that Foxtel Play* customers can enjoy a discounted subscription to Premium Movies & Drama, including showcase, the ‘home of HBO’, during the season 4 broadcast of the incredibly popular Game of Thrones series, which returns to Foxtel ‘Express from the US’ on Monday April 7. Customers who sign up to Foxtel Play between 1 – 30 April 2014 will benefit from the special pricing, as will existing Foxtel Play customers who already subscribe to the Premium Movies & Drama pick between 1 – 30 April 2014.

Today’s news means existing and new Foxtel Play subscribers will be able to add Premium Movies & Drama to their first $25* genre pick for only $10* extra giving fans access to Game of Thrones season 4 as well as other highly acclaimed programming including Mad Men, Girls, House of Cards, True Blood and a host of blockbuster and library movies for only $35* per month for the first three months.

Foxtel Play offers customers access to content within minutes of signing up and enables them to subscribe by the month and pay as they go, so they will be able to enjoy Game of Thrones season 4 ‘Express from the US’. With no lock-in contract and no installation costs, subscribers can stop and start their subscription month-to-month, to suit their circumstances or viewing choices.

Foxtel Play enables customers with a broadband connection to watch programs from Foxtel’s amazing range of drama, entertainment, documentary and movie channels live or on catch-up.

Foxtel Play customers can get their Game of Thrones fix along with other great movies and drama via eligible LG and Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox 360, selected Samsung BluRay and home theatre systems and PC and Mac computers. Foxtel Play customers can also access content on selected smart phones and tablets by downloading the Foxtel Go* app.

As part of the showcase special event, Foxtel is also offering existing subscribers to the main Foxtel~ platform access to showcase, the ‘home of HBO’ for only $10~ extra per month during the period 20 March – 30 June 2014 for those who sign up between 20 March and 17 April . When added to the $49~ per month Essentials Pack this means existing customers will get an amazing range of content, plus Foxtel Go^ for just $59~ per month during the period 20 March – 30 June 2014.

* conditions apply.

Corrected.

7 Comments:

  1. I know it will most likely never happen, but I lie in wait for Showcase being a single-purchase channel at some point – without paying for the full package.

  2. Excellent news, I was contemplating to get the movie channel for 3 months but the cost was a little steep…at $10 a months it is a bargain and I may just do it! $30 to watch GOT, fast tracked and in HD bargain!

  3. “Foxtel is also offering existing subscribers to the main Foxtel~ platform access to showcase, the ‘home of HBO’ for only $10~ extra per month during the period 20 March – 30 June 2014 for those who sign up between 20 March and 17 April .”

    So if you are an existing Platinum customer with the IQHD you don’t get the $10.00 off, unless you cancel the Movies service and rejoin in a months time.

  4. Wow actually giving a discount to existing customers… I wasn’t sure if they knew how to do that… I do have to wonder how they know for sure people aren’t just going to change over for the discount even if they aren’t watching GoT?

  5. Giving the discount to existing customers is novel.

    Usually subscribers pay increasing fees on locked in contracts while watching new subscribers get massive discounts. Which probably doesn’t help Foxtel’s churn figures.

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