Foxtel sports-streaming tipped for December
Reports suggest Foxtel will hold off stand-alone streaming to allow for further testing.
Foxtel is tipped to launch its stand-alone sport streaming service in December, in time for Australia’s first Test match against India due on December 6 in Adelaide.
The Australian Financial Review suggests “Project Martian,” as it is known internally, was expected in early November but has been pushed back to allow for further testing. The Subscription TV provider is keen to avoid a repeat of the #Floptus FIFA World Cup debacle that plagued Optus.
Pricing is expected to be between $19.95 and $25 per month without the need for further packages. While the stand-alone service may cannibalise full subscriptions, Foxtel expects there will be a big uptake from other Australians who love their sport.
And there is talk of “Project Jupiter” another streaming service offering drama & entertainment if all goes well with the sport service. That’s expected to launch in the first half of 2019 to coincide with the final season of Game of Thrones.