FOXTEL Online Guide Expands To 14 Day View

Moonee Ponds, Victoria Australia (PressExposure) December 05, 2008 -- FOXTEL has expanded its FOXTEL Online Guide – a user-friendly internet version of its popular onscreen television Electronic Program Guide [https://www.foxtel.com.au/EPG/EPG.aspx] (EPG) – to view and search programming information now up to 14 DAYS in advance. 14 DAYS of comprehensive programming guide information available online showing what’s on and when liberates users to better plan their TV viewing.

For over 450,000 FOXTEL iQ and iQ2 subscribers in Australia, the 14 DAY FOXTEL Online Guide also allows them to use REMOTE RECORD functionality two weeks in advance.

FOXTEL Executive of Sales & Product, Patrick Delany said: “FOXTEL offers great home entertainment value and it’s 14 DAY Online Guide applies the computing power of a PC to search through 30,000 hours of programming and find exactly what you enjoy watching. The Guide is particularly powerful as a result of its connection to our iQ – search for shows across 14 DAYS then simply click the mouse to send them straight to your iQ and never miss your favourite TV shows again.”

“A great example of using the 14 DAY Online Guide is the movie category. FOXTEL has nine dedicated, 24/7 movie channels plus lots of movies on other channels – there are literally hundreds of movies broadcast across a 14 DAY period – but it’s often hard to find the ones you want.

“The 14 DAY Online Guide lets you search through all movies, no matter what channel, by a range of parameters including genre, title, or a tailored keyword, then simply click the mouse to select the movies you like and send these straight to the iQ. You can easily create a library of movies to watch at home, available at any time.”

FOXTEL’s 14 DAY Online Guide is accessible from any internet connection simply by visiting http://www.foxtel.com.au and clicking “TV Guide [https://www.foxtel.com.au/EPG/EPG.aspx]”. It’s available to both FOXTEL subscribers and non-subscribers.

REMOTE RECORD is a free service for FOXTEL subscribers to record programs on the iQ or iQ2 by using the Online Guide. To use REMOTE RECORD subscribers register and set up a free online account which is connected to their FOXTEL subscription. Once logged in simply click, drag and drop programs to record and a message is sent to the iQ or iQ2 to record. These recorded programs will appear in the iQ or iQ2 Planner up to 14 DAYS in advance.

The FOXTEL Online Guide also has an exciting range of additional enhanced features, not available on its current television EPG that make this free service handy for subscribers to use. This includes being able to conduct advanced searches for programs available on FOXTEL’s more than 100 channels and services, including searching by program title, genre, attribute or channel. For example, users can search for “all movies with a G classification”, “all programs with closed captioning” or “all soccer matches for the next seven days”, and all at the click of a mouse.

FOXTEL’s television EPG [https://www.foxtel.com.au/EPG/EPG.aspx] will continue to show programming up to seven days in advance.

About FOXTEL

FOXTEL is Australia's leading subscription television provider and is connected to more than 1.5 million homes on cable and satellite through retail and wholesale distribution. FOXTEL strives to ensure subscribers find TV they want to watch every time they switch on through delivery of more than 100 channels covering news, sport, general entertainment, movies, documentaries, music and children’s programming. FOXTEL is owned by Telstra Corporation Ltd (50%), The News Corporation Ltd (25%), and Consolidated Media Holdings Limited (25%). Further information: http://www.foxtel.com.au

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Press Release Submitted On: December 01, 2008 at 6:49 pm
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