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Foxtel is a cable television and satellite television company in Australia, formed through a joint venture between Telstra and News Corporation. Half of News Corp.'s stake was later sold to businessman Kerry Packer's Publishing and Broadcasting Limited. The current ownership is currently 50% Telstra, and 50% to a joint venture company which is itself 50% owned by News Corp and 50% by PBL.

Foxtel transmits its cable service into the Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth Metropolitan areas. Foxtel transmits its satellite service into some of these cities, as well as the Newcastle and Canberra Metropolitan areas.

Telstra's network and Foxtel were created to combat the threat posed to Telstra's local call business by the combination of Optus Vision (now known as Optus TV) content bundling with Optus' local telephony services. Foxtel was the content arm of Telstra's defence strategy. Telstra's multimedia broadband network was originally the sole delivery system.

Foxtel launched their Digital Offerings in March 2004. This included:

Foxtel has also launched Foxtel IQ, which you are able to record programs onto a hrad drive inside the specially made set-top box.

Channel line-up

Channels on the Foxtel Digital service:









  • Channel 830 - Hits
  • Channel 831 - Radio 2
  • Channel 832 - Pop
  • Channel 833 - Groove
  • Channel 834 - Rock
  • Channel 835 - Jukebox
  • Channel 836 - New Wave
  • Channel 837 - Home Grown
  • Channel 838 - Urban
  • Channel 839 - Dance
  • Channel 840 - Anthem
  • Channel 841 - Soul
  • Channel 842 - Easy
  • Channel 843 - Lounge
  • Channel 844 - Café
  • Channel 845 - Spa
  • Channel 846 - Blues
  • Channel 847 - Light Classical
  • Channel 848 - Sound Tracks
  • Channel 849 - Crooners
  • Channel 850 - Today’s Country
  • Channel 851 - Classic Country
  • Channel 852 - BBC World Service
  • Channel 853 - Special Events
  • Channel 854 - Edge
  • Channel 855 - ‘70s
  • Channel 856 - ‘80s
  • Channel 857 - Alt-rock
  • Channel 858 - Classic R&B
  • Channel 859 - News and More
  • Channel 867 - SBS AM
  • Channel 868 - SBS FM
  • Channel 884 - ABC DiG


  • Channel 901 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 1
  • Channel 902 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 2
  • Channel 903 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 3
  • Channel 904 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 4
  • Channel 905 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 5
  • Channel 906 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 6
  • Channel 907 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 7
  • Channel 908 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 8
  • Channel 909 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 9
  • Channel 910 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 10
  • Channel 911 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 11
  • Channel 912 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 12
  • Channel 913 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 13
  • Channel 914 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 14
  • Channel 915 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 15
  • Channel 916 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 16
  • Channel 917 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 17
  • Channel 918 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 18
  • Channel 919 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 19
  • Channel 920 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 20
  • Channel 921 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 21
  • Channel 922 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 22
  • Channel 923 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 23
  • Channel 924 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 24
  • Channel 925 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 25
  • Channel 926 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 26
  • Channel 927 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Channel 27


  • Channel 928 - Main Event
  • Channel 928 - FOXTEL BOX OFFICE Preview Channel
  • Channel 941 - Antenna (Greek) (formerly known as Antenna Pacific)
  • Channel 942 - RAI International (Radiotelevisione Italiana) (Italian)
  • Channel 955 - Adults Only (late night only)
  • Channel 955 - Main Event
  • Channel 955 - Fashion TV
  • Channel 960 - Adults Only Select 1
  • Channel 961 - Adults Only Select 2
  • Channel 998 - Test Channel
  • Channel 999 - FOXTEL Digital Help Channel

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