Friday , September 21 2018 Ausdroid » News » Foxtel launches new 4K Channel and iQ4 set-top box


Foxtel has today announced a 4K channel, the first in Australia, and a new iQ4 set-top box through which you’ll be able to receive their content.

The 4K Channel – channel 444 – will launch for Foxtel satellite customers with a Foxtel Platinum HD or Foxtel Sports HD subscription in October.

Foxtel will play live sport including limited NRL and Cricket matches like the Australia v. South Africa, Cricket ODI playing on November 4th in 4K, as well as documentaries, concerts and more in glorious Ultra High Definition (UHD). Foxtel is also looking to expand content on their 4K channel over the next 12 months.

Patrick Delany, Foxtel CEO, said,

Today’s news is just the first step into a 4K future – this incredible experience will continue to expand as we bring even more sport and entertainment programming to life in guaranteed 4K, making the most of today’s ultra-modern 4K TVs. It’s TV like never before.

Foxtel said that the iQ4 will also deliver ‘a host of other linear channels, alongside a massive library of TV and movies to stream On Demand via the internet’.

At this stage there’s no mention of streaming the 4K content through to mobile devices, it’s purely through Satellite connections.

For customers wanting to learn more about both the new 4K Channel, and the new iQ4 Foxtel customers can head over to foxtel.com.au/4K .

Source: Foxtel.

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How is it that paying for constant advertising and crap content is still a thing.

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This is known as Appointment TV, where they set the time of the appointment for when you will watch. And only one of Foxtel’s many channels will be 4K. The vast majority of Foxtel channels will still be in standard HD.

At least for movies and documentaries, Stan originates in Australia and shows content in 4K.

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I had my Foxtel iQ3 box installed in June and reports are saying a software update should make it 4K-enabled. I hope that’s true as I would hate to miss out by only a few months!

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