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.
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.
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