Foxtel to switch 7TWO to 7mate for satellite customers
Foxtel satellite customers in NSW, Vic & Qld are about to lose 7TWO titles, as 7mate takes precedence.
In an online post it indicated “7TWO will no longer be retransmitted via our satellite to customers in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. Instead, 7mate will become available on channel 188.”
It means those customers will no longer have access to 7TWO titles such as Lewis, Murdoch Mysteries, For the Love of Dogs, Escape to the Country, Bargain Hunt, Around The World with Manu and Mr Selfridge. They are still available via 7Live streaming.
The move is believed to be a decision from Seven.
The change arrives just before the Rio Olympics coverage (also screening on Seven / 7mate) and Paralympics -only screening on 7TWO.
Foxtel says horse racing can be accessed via:
RACING.COM (channel 529)
Sky Racing (channel 526)
Sky Thoroughbred Central (channel 528)
These are all available in either the Entertainment or Essentials packages.
What affect will this have on MyStar/MyStar2 customers?
These customers will be unaffected by the change. As they rely on their antenna to receive current FTA content, the exact channels they have now will continue as usual. They do not rely on our satellite to retransmit their FTA channels.
Will this impact cable customers?
No. Cable customers will continue to receive both channels and experience no reposition in channel numbers – with 7TWO remaining on channel 137 and 7mate remaining on channel 188.
What FTA channels are available to me?
Please refer to this FTA matrix for the full list of channels you are able to receive.