Foxtel slashes channel lineup for Foxtel Play subscribers 

same price - less channels?

Foxtel have announced via their consumer forums an upcoming change to their channel lineup for the internet streaming service Foxtel Play.

As of June 5th the following channels will be “farewelled”: BoxSets, 13th Street, Binge, Syfy, Discovery Science, Animal Planet, Lifestyle You, Style, World Movies, CNN, Smooth, BBC World News, CNBC, Max, CMC, Eurosport News, Foxtel Arts, MTV Music and MTV Dance.

According to Foxtel, depending on which subscription pack you have, you may still be able to watch the programs on BoxSets and Binge via the on demand service.

The changes affect almost all channel packs.

OLD Drama and Pop Packs

NEW Drama and Pop Packs

Kids and Sport packs are unchanged as best we can tell.

Still no word on a HD streaming upgrade for the service across all platforms either.

Hard to imagine Foxtel would be making these changes without some positive news to come, it could be that HD is the offsetting feature here.

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4 Comments on this post.
  • Degan
    16 May 2017 at 10:30 pm
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    I just find that completely absurd, that in 2017, with an NBN connection, I’m unable to use Foxtel play without it buffering at least once every 10 minutes. Screw HD, just give me a service that works. Netflix and Stan seem to manage it just fine!

    Rant over!

  • Tez
    18 May 2017 at 8:45 am
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    Foxtel have become a joke I canceled my subscription last season after they lost the epl we have fetch and Netflix and have not missed foxtel one little bit.

  • Andrew
    18 May 2017 at 8:02 pm
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    I’d hope HD is an offset. They’re way behind the times on it.

    I wonder if these changes also affect Foxtel Go.

  • Damian grant
    21 May 2017 at 1:33 pm
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    Hey Trevor you may remeber me from years ago as CyberGee . I now live up in Darwin . Kevin Rud signed off fibre to the premisis here in Darwin . I had fibre to the basement in my last place and only got 14 mbs now Imam in a new appartment and get 93 mb down and 35 up here on wifi . I tried foxtel play on my samsung TV a few months ago and decided to get the telstra TV . Im wanted MTV for 20 years and love music . I also like dance music . Now im going to loose every music channel exept one. Can you get the foxtel pr person back on your show to explain the changes . I was a presto customer and they migrated me over to Pay and now they take 12 chanels . I live in an hi rise apparment i cannot get a foxtel dish istalled and there are no HFC cables here. Cheers mate

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