Optus to offer Foxtel's DTV service

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Australian cable operator Optus has announced plans to offer pay-TV subscribers Foxtel's digital TV service.

Optus—which has already digitised its network—will spend A$30m replacing analogue set-top boxes with digital devices and setting up the new digital offering.

"We now look forward to working closely with Foxtel during the implementation phase and to making product announcements once these plans are complete," said Optus CEO Paul O'Sullivan.

Bruce Akhurst, chairman of Foxtel—owned by telecoms group Telstra and media partners Publishing & Broadcasting and News Corporation—said the deal was "commercially attractive and eqitable for Optus and Foxtel".

Lovelacemedia  |  12.04.2005

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