Switch Media helping to expand the reach of the Foxtel Go app with support for Android, PC & MAC
Live, On Demand and Catch Up TV
Foxtel has announced its highly acclaimed Foxtel Go app is now available across a host of new devices including select Samsung Android tablets and smartphones as well as PC and Mac computers. The new apps, which were developed by Switch Media in conjunction with Foxtel’s creative team, are a continuation of the technology partnership between the two companies. Switch Media also produced the original app services for iPhones and iPads allowing Foxtel subscribers to take their subscription services with them.
The new services, which have been eagerly anticipated dramatically increase the number of ways Foxtel subscribers can take their entertainment with them. Customers simply download the Foxtel Go app from the Foxtel website or Samsung App Store, enter their Foxtel login and start enjoying great mobile entertainment. In addition Foxtel has increased the number of devices that can be registered to Foxtel Go from two to three.
Jim Rudder, Foxtel Executive Director of Product said, “We’re really pleased with the response we’ve had since Foxtel Go launched late last year. Through our innovation, Foxtel continues to add value for our subscribers and the increase in the number and type of devices consumers can use to access it goes a long way towards delivering on our promise to help even more customers enjoy Foxtel in the home or on the move.”
Christopher Stenhouse, CEO of Switch Media, added: “By taking these initiatives, Foxtel is reinforcing its leadership position in the industry — providing innovative services that meet customers’ needs. With these new services, Foxtel is enabling its customers to access its content, whenever and wherever required, via a simple to use added value service. Given our long-standing relationship with Foxtel, we are delighted to have played our part in developing the new apps.”
Utilising IP head-end services also provided by Switch Media, Foxtel Go is delivering up to 59 live channels and over 50 channels for on demand catch up viewing to Foxtel Pay TV subscribers.
About Switch Media
Switch Media are the multi-screen video specialists. As well as their cloud based video content management system, the Switch Media Manager, Switch Media’s products and services include online video portals, mobile apps, Digital Rights Management (DRM), real-time analytics, content monetisation, hosting and global distribution.
Foxtel is one of Australia’s most progressive and dynamic media companies, directly employing around 2,500 people, and delivering a diverse subscription television service to both regional and metropolitan areas over cable, satellite and broadband distribution. We offer a better entertainment experience every day to each one of our 2.3 million subscribing homes through delivery of exclusive and inspiring programming across all genres, the world’s most popular channel brands, and investment in high quality local content. As constant champions of innovation we have brought customers the iQ personal digital recorder, Australia’s largest HD offering and the Foxtel Go App. Foxtel is owned by Telstra Corporation Limited ACN 051 775 556 (50%) and The News Corporation Ltd (50%). foxtel.com.au