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Foxtel unveils TV like never before

16/08/2018

Foxtel in Live 4K reinvents entertainment and sport

New iQ4 to deliver Australia's only guaranteed Live 4K experience

Foxtel's Cricket in 4K brought to life in brilliant detail from Nov. 4

Foxtel today announced the launch of a new, dedicated, 4K live channel, heralding the next wave of change in Australian television. The arrival of Foxtel's 4K channel is an Australian first, bringing with it a live 4K experience and an unprecedented way to enjoy sport, documentaries, movies and more through Australia's only guaranteed 4K satellite signal.

Foxtel in 4K will launch in October on channel 444 and will come as part of a Foxtel Platinum HD or Foxtel Sports HD subscription for customers with an iQ4. At launch, the channel will start previewing 4K content - including live sport, documentaries, concerts and more, and over the next 12 months, Foxtel will continue to expand the selection of unique 4K content to its subscribers.

The news comes as Foxtel announces the arrival of the new iQ4 set top box. The iQ4 is Foxtel's most advanced streaming set top and is designed to be continually upgraded with newer, smarter features that make finding and streaming your favourite Foxtel programming easier, while delivering the best in live television via Foxtel's satellite service.

The new iQ4 will also enable subscribers with a compatible 4K TV to access Foxtel's new 4Kchannel and enjoy Australia's ultimate entertainment and sports service in HD and 4K UHD.

Foxtel in 4K arrives just in time for the November 4, Australia v. South Africa, Cricket ODI, which will kick off Foxtel's sports coverage in 4K, bringing the sights of the game to fans like they've never seen it before.

The iQ4 marks the start of a new wave of innovations for Foxtel that will maximise the value of a Foxtel subscription. The iQ4 combines satellite delivery; incredible 4K programming via the 4K channel, along with a host of other linear channels, alongside a massive library of TV and movies to stream On Demand via the internet.

Patrick Delany, Foxtel CEO, said, Innovation is in Foxtel's DNA and we have continuously redefined entertainment for Australia putting us at the centre of connecting subscribers with the sports and the shows they love.

Today's news is just the first step into a 4K future - this incredible experience will continue to expand as we bring even more sport and entertainment programming to life in guaranteed 4K, making the most of today's ultra-modern 4K TVs. It's TV like never before.

Foxtel's state-of-the-art satellite network will deliver Foxtel's dedicated broadcast of 4K content to iQ4 set top boxes and is the only way to guarantee 4K delivery, every time.

Foxtel customers can learn more at foxtel.com.au/4K to be sure they're up and running for when the curtain goes up on 4K and live Cricket in 4K.

Media enquiries:

Foxtel

David Sims

david.sims@foxtel.com.au

(02) 9813 7577

Access to Foxtel's 4K channel requires an iQ4 set top box, compatible HDMI cable and compatible 4K TV. Any other connected equipment must also be compatible with Foxtel's 4K UHD Standard. Available to customers with Sports + HD packs starting in October 2018. For more info see Foxtel.com.au/compatibility. Foxtel and some services not available to all homes.

About Foxtel

Foxtel is one of Australia's most innovative and dynamic media companies and home to award winning local drama plus the widest choice in live sport, hit international TV and movies and a host of complete TV seasons. Foxtel believes in the importance of telling Australian stories, and its ongoing commitment to creating the best in Australian programming has garnered numerous industry awards for its Foxtel Original productions. Foxtel has helped put Australian talent on the world stage with highly acclaimed international exports and it proudly invests in the people who help tell those stories by employing thousands of Australians directly and indirectly across Australia's creative industry. It has also pioneered advancements in entertainment technology with the iQ3 set top box; the Foxtel app for mobile devices; streaming service, Foxtel Now and Foxtel broadband, home phone and entertainment bundles. Foxtel is owned by News Corporation (65%) and Telstra Corporation Limited ACN 051 775 556 (35%).
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