Foxtel Now box
Stream the best choice of new shows, complete seasons and live sport, all on your TV.
Foxtel is the leading Pay TV service provider in Australia, with over 2.8 million subscription customers. In recent years, Foxtel has been developing and delivering an elaborate OTT strategy making its content available across multiple platforms.
With the launch of its streaming service, Foxtel Now, subscribers have even greater freedom and access to Foxtel’s content from as little as $10 a month.
“Australians can now enjoy Foxtel on their household big screens with a Foxtel designed set top box that is powered by the internet, bringing an affordable, no lock-in contract, flexible way to watch Foxtel’s exclusive content…”
Group Director, Product Design and Development, Foxtel.
Foxtel required software development for their streaming set-top box that enabled Foxtel Now subscribers to instantly gain access to their Foxtel Now subscription with a TV and internet connection. It needed to have Chromecast capability, built in free-to-air tuner, and the ability to install Android TV apps from the Google Play store.
The result needed to be a fully branded Foxtel Now pay-by-the-month subscription streaming service, in a flexible SVOD format.
Project Outcomes & ROI
The Foxtel Now box launch was successful for Foxtel with key media influencers and industry bodies welcoming the move as a positive step for Foxtel in making its content available to the broadest possible audience. It is available for purchase for $99 online via the Foxtel website or their official eBay store, as well as all major entertainment retailers such as JB HiFi, Harvey Norman and Kogan.
The streaming set-top box, provided Foxtel subscribers with a streaming entertainment center designed just for them. It provides live and on-demand access to video content from Foxtel Now’s library (subscription required), free-to-air television and third-party streaming apps.
The project is continually evolving, with Switch Media continuing development of the streaming service to deliver improvements and added functionality.