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Foxtel on the Xbox 360 to be under $20

Foxtel goes Xbox 360

| HT & Movies News | Posted: Oct 18, 2010 1:40 am

Microsoft and Foxtel are to create a package of pay TV channels available on joint "Foxtel on Xbox 360" service for less than $20 per month.

 

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You'll be able to access the service from the Xbox 360 consoles that are connected to the internet through the Xbox Live service. Foxtel on Xbox 360 will include live streamed pay-TV channels, full-length "catch-up TV" programs that have been recently broadcast, Foxtel on Demand and the recently launched internet TV and movie pay-per-view service.

 

The "Get Started" package (which is the basic connection you require to watch Foxtel through your Xbox 360) will cost $20 per month and include 11 channels FOX8, MTV, Nickelodeon, Channel [V], LifeStyle YOU, Discovery, National Geographic Channel, TV1, SKY NEWS, FOX Sports News and CNN. The service includes live streaming of all 11 channels.

 

Additionally, there are extra channels - a $10 each you can add them to your subscription. There are entertainment, sports and movie packages. There are a few of them, here's what you can choose:

 

Entertainment: MTV Hits, MTV Classic, [V] Hits, UKTV, Disney, The Comedy Channel, Discovery Turbo MAX, Nat Geo Adventure, Universal Channel, BBC Knowledge, and SCI FI

 

Sports: FOX SPORTS PLAY, ESPN, Eurosport and FUEL TV

 

Showtime: showcase and showtime premiere

 

Movie Network: Movie One and Movie Two

 

Movie on demand content is great too - new release movies coming in at $5.95ea, library movies at $3.95, TV eps at $2.95 and some kids TV eps for $1.95

 

The service goes live in November and only be available to people who already get Foxtel, the other requirements are an Xbox Live Gold account and a 1.5mbit minimum speed.

 

NEWS SOURCES:Gizmodo.com.au

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