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, Australia (PressExposure) April 21, 2009 -- FOXTEL today announced a revolutionary new website www.foxtel.com.au offering a unique television experience online. foxtel.com.au fuses FOXTEL television with the internet to provide an entertaining online destination.

The new-look foxtel.com.au now offers visitors an extensive collection of full screen video, can recommend must-see FOXTEL programming, and for the first time offers FOXTEL subscribers the ability to manage their account online. foxtel.com.au is also an exciting next step toward providing subscribers with a fully integrated online entertainment service where they can access their favourite FOXTEL channels and shows from the PC.

FOXTEL Executive Director of Sales and Product Development, Patrick Delany said, “FOXTEL’s new site brings TV to the net, we’ve taken a huge amount of video clips and promos and put them online to watch at any time. The entire screen comes alive with video and the website framework is available underneath.

“foxtel.com.au is the online window to FOXTEL and is the best way for us to show people what FOXTEL offers. If you’re new to FOXTEL, the site will help you discover what FOXTEL is, and it also provides existing subscribers with a range of new features to expand FOXTEL’s services and functionality.”

Be entertained online and sample the best of FOXTEL programming by viewing hours and hours of video clips in full screen. Find video promos and clips showcasing over 60 shows at any one time from either the home page or the What’s On section of the site.

There’s always something great to watch on FOXTEL and now it’s easier than ever to find these shows using the new site’s true recommendation technology. The recommendation functionality is designed to help viewers discover new programs, as well as find shows they already enjoy watching.

The 14 Day Online TV Guide also hosts the new recommendation features and is seamlessly integrated with Remote Record, which sends selected shows straight to the FOXTEL iQ or iQ2 set-top-unit planner to watch any time at home.

In a FOXTEL first, it’s now possible to access your FOXTEL account online. Simply register at My FOXTEL to get a web account which allows you to access the services of My Account, Remote Record and the FOXTEL Preview Newsletter.

My Account is a quick and easy way to manage your FOXTEL account online. Subscribers can now sign up to view monthly bill summaries, payment history, check or change appointments with FOXTEL technicians, update account details, order or cancel FOXTEL Box Office movies, Main Event and Adults Only programs, use the secure EasyPay Direct Debit system, and more.

Delany continued: “Subscribers are looking for the convenience and ease-of-use that an online system offers, such as with online banking. Once signed up to My FOXTEL you have one web account that allows you to navigate around the site and is linked to your set-top-unit at home so you can use My Account and Remote Record.

“My Account provides 24/7 flexibility from any internet connection so there’s no need to pick up the phone to manage your account or order movies and Main Events – simply log-on from work, home or anywhere.

Want to know more? foxtel.com.au is the one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about FOXTEL. Visit Shop, Discover, Support or search via the new Google interface to find the information and answers you’re looking for.

About FOXTEL

FOXTEL is Australia's leading subscription television provider and is connected to 1.6 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 150 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 Ltd (25%).

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Press Release Submitted On: April 28, 2009 at 9:43 pm
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