Sunday, September 20, 2009

Austar & Foxtel plans 28 new channels

On September 29 Foxtel will be revealing its next plans for new channels and technology to media, but they may have had their thunder stolen somewhat by Austar which has told some subscribers about the 28 new channels the regional platform will be offering.

Under the banner of “the biggest thing to happen to TV in years”, its magazine reveals that amongst the 15 standard definition channels there will be four new movie channels, four new sports channels, three more news and documentary channels, a murder mystery channel, two ad-free, educational kids channels and a new lifestyle channel.

There will be 13 HD channels offerings will be four sport channels, six movie channels and three channels devoted to drama, comedy and classics.

Austar is also heavily promoting its new MyStar HD box, which can record up to 90 hours of SD programming or 30 hours of HD programming.

There will also be improvements to the red button interactive application, with eight more timeshift channels being added to the mix. Austar also indicated “more news next month”.

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