TELSTRA et FOXTEL signe un accord sur T-Box / Netbox

Rappel du 6/01/11Foxtel et Telstra concluent un accord de distribution historique sur la T-box ! Toutanumerik.com

Après six mois de pourparlers entre les deux géants de la télévision en Australie, un accord est enfin conclu sur T-box. Les clients T-Box de Telstra Bigpond TV vont pourvoir accéder à l’offre de télévision payante de Foxtel !

« Telstra and Foxtel are close to a TV deal

FOXTEL is close to finalising a deal to supply internet television channels to Telstra’s T-Box digital recorder.

This is seen as a significant move for the pay-TV company and its largest shareholder. Sources close to both companies said the deal, which would allow Telstra to show selected Foxtel channels to T-Box customers, would be announced in coming weeks after six months of talks. Telstra and Foxtel have a complicated relationship when it comes to media content, given the T-Box could be regarded as competition for Foxtel’s iQ digital recorder. But both sides hope the deal will offer a cheaper service that will add to Foxtel’s subscriber base and give consumers a reason to stick with Telstra broadband.  » 6 janvier 2010 – Source

David Thodey Chef executive de TELSTRA ajoute : « I think of the T-Box as more a different distribution vehicle for this wonderful content that Foxtel provides, rather than competing,« . Toutanumerik.com

Pour info : Foxtel est une filiale de Telstra à hauteur de 50% du capital, toutes deux détenues à 25% par News Corporation / Rupert Murdoch / Sky

Rappel – Foxtel
Rappel – Telstra T-Box