Ten and Foxtel

This news was from Tuesday (sorry for the delay and thanks to Paul Boxcutter for the heads-up).

Come September, Foxtel will be rebroadcasting Ten’s digital signal which also means they will publish the Ten EPG.

Now we just have to wait for Foxtel to open up their system to allow other pieces of software and hardware to have access and we might actually have a choice over how we watch our television.

Just imagine an openly competitive marketplace. A place where we can buy whichever PVR we want, subscribing to whichever EPG we choose (Ice TV really does have the best service out there), rather than being tied to one system. Alas, I seem to live in a dream world.

Still, I’ve now signed up for an IQ. I’ll be sure to keep the Boxcutters listeners/blog-readers posted on the ups and downs.

via The Age: Foxtel nabs Ten rights

5 Comments

  1. Cool although I am not holding out any hope that 7 will be doing the same any time soon.

  2. Josh, the one thing I’ve found with iQ is that, if you still want to use another device to record Foxtel programs (eg: I was recording stuff from UKTV for my grandmother to view on VCR) the device no longer changes the channel so that you can just record the A/V channel – you have to physically change the channel yourself. If you’re lazy, this also means that you have to change the channel yourself for any programs on reminder, rather than relying on the device to do it for you.
    Also, I haven’t yet been able to make remote recordings (via the iQ website) work, although Foxtel keep insisting that it does work, and the on-screen messages tell me that I’ve set up a recording successfully.

  3. Daniel D Boxcutter says:

  4. Daniel, the previous article… um… oh never mind.

  5. Daniel D Boxcutter says:

    I have no idea how I missed that. Feeling a bit stupid and slow now.

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