Pricing for the Foxtel service on Xbox 360 has been revealed today. The 'Get Started' package featuring FOX8, MTV, Nickelodean, Channel [V] , Lifestyle, YOU, Discovery, National Geographic, and more will cost you $20 per month, with extra packages starting at $10 per month.
A minimum internet speed of 1.5mbps is recommended for the service, which (outside of Foxtel on Demand) is only available to Xbox LIVE Gold members. Pre-existing Foxtel account holders will be able to attach their Xbox 360 as a multi-room account. There are currently no plans in place with any Internet Service Providers to provide unmetered content on Foxtel.
David McLean, Managing Director of Xbox Australia said, "we couldn't be more pleased to be partnering with Foxtel - an organisation with more high quality film, television and sports content than any other in Australia. Together we're pioneering the delivery of Internet TV on a scale not yet seen in this country."
The packages available are as follows...
LIVE TV Packages
Get Started: FOX8, MTV, Nickelodeon, Channel [V] , LifeStyle, YOU, Discovery, National Geographic, TV1, SKY NEWS, FOX Sports News and CNN.
Entertainment Package: MTV Hits, MTV Classic, [V]Hits, UKTV, Disney, The Comedy Channel, Discovery Turbo MAX, Nat Geo Adventure, Universal, BBC Knowledge, and SCI FI.
Sports Package: FOX SPORTS PLAY, ESPN, Eurosport and FUEL TV. FOX SPORTS PLAY will be an Xbox 360 exclusive channel specially programmed to feature Australia’s most-loved sports programming, including Hyundai A-League Football, Barclays Premier League Football, Rugby Union Spring Tour, KFC Twenty20 Big Bash, India vs New Zealand test cricket, live boxing, ATP World Tour tennis finals and many more.
Showtime movies package: Showcase and Showtime Premiere.
Movie Network movies package: Movie One and Movie Two.
What do you guys think? Will you be paying these prices for Foxtel on your Xbox 360? The lack of unmetered access with any ISP seems like a bit of a dealbreaker. We have no doubt that a deal will be struck at some point, but for now it feels like an issue that needs resolving if this service is to be successful.
Foxtel on Xbox 360 Packages [insiderX]