Foxtel's A-League Coverage

Discussion in 'Australian Football' started by Scotty, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. Scotty

    Scotty Active Member

    With a new 'Netflix of Sport' streaming service soon to be revealed by Foxtel, I thought it would be timely to create a thread where we can discuss the major broadcasters coverage of the A-League.

    If you are not yet a Foxtel subscriber and are considering doing so, you may want to wait a few weeks until early October, or November.

    With a rumoured monthly subscription of $20, it would be the cheapest way to watch the A-League legally.

    I gave up my Foxtel subscription once they lost EPL rights. I just couldn't justify paying around $70 a month just for A-League.

    But for $20 a month, I'm in.

    Stay tuned for more details as they come in.
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  2. Tevor

    Tevor Well-Known Member

    I’m not surprised they are doing this as Sport their Ace in the pack is coming under a lot of pressure from future streaming services. All good for the customer.
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  3. Wombat

    Wombat Well-Known Member

    Im sure im getting reamed. Home phone, unlimited internet and top level Foxtel with 3 set top boxes combined but $250 per month.

    Netflix is better and is $11?

    Im lazy but feel im being ripped.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2018
  4. MagpieMariner

    MagpieMariner Well-Known Member

    Netflix is $13.99/month.
    Stan is $11.00.
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  5. Insertnamehere

    Insertnamehere Well-Known Member

    Is it a football streaming service or Fox Sports streaming or Foxtel sports equivalent such as Inc bein and ESPN? That's the Q.
    I'd pay 20-25 for all the foxtel sport channels but not just for a sport or a small grouping of fox channels.
    The what does HD cost. I already stream HD for the cost of a VPN
  6. Scotty

    Scotty Active Member

    It's speculation at the moment. Read the article in the OP for more details.
    It looks like it's going to be a Fox Sports streaming service for around $20. Just sport, nothing else.
    We should know more within the next few weeks.
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  7. JoyfulPenguin

    JoyfulPenguin Well-Known Member

    Would love that, sick to death of being forced to pay for things I don't want. Personally would want it so you could chose the sports you like, I enjoy Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, Athletics and Swimming but everything else is just fluff.
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  8. Capn Gus Bloodbeard

    Capn Gus Bloodbeard Well-Known Member

    25 a month i can stomach. But 54 a month as it currently is? Same for foxtel now or physical box? Makes me stick to streams.
    And I'm sick of streams. Sometimes ccm games don't even get one
  9. Scotty

    Scotty Active Member

    I am willing to pay, but no more than $25 a month.
    Hopefully there will be on demand videos of previous matches.
  10. Capn Gus Bloodbeard

    Capn Gus Bloodbeard Well-Known Member

    given that Foxtel Now have just increased their prices, I doubt we're getting the $20-25 p/m pack the OP was talking about.
  11. Big Al

    Big Al Well-Known Member

    Telstra customers get free streaming I think of both A League and W League could be wrong.

    I went to swap my foxtel box for the internet based one but while the sports pack was only 20-25 the conditions were you had to have another pack like drama etx so it forced the price up to like $50. They know a lot just want the sport so they use it make you get other channels
  12. Scotty

    Scotty Active Member

    Free streaming is only viewable on mobile phones via the My Football app.

    The rumoured service dubbed as the 'Netflix of Sport' will hopefully be just $20-$30.
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  13. Tevor

    Tevor Well-Known Member

    Just don’t see Foxtel losing full paying customers for $30 sports streaming. There will be a catch like having to have the IQ4 box to be legible.
  14. Big Al

    Big Al Well-Known Member

    There was talk about them having a qantas style approach with iqbox being qantas and streaming being jetstar but agree don’t see them making it cheap especially with the costs associated with live sports
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  15. priorpeter

    priorpeter Well-Known Member


    It’s happening!!

    N.b beta release only at the moment. Apple and android native apps due to drop by the end of the year from what I’ve read. Split screen viewing in particular excites me!
  16. Insertnamehere

    Insertnamehere Well-Known Member

    Eggplant emoji...
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  17. Capn Gus Bloodbeard

    Capn Gus Bloodbeard Well-Known Member

    good. $25 is about what I'd be willing to pay ($20 really, but I can accept another $5. I currently use a VPN to access the free stream, but that drops in and out, and it's annoying having no halftime or pre/postgame. So, this might be worth it. Hope the resolution is decent though,
    Actual website says it's not a device limitation - just a simultaneous screen limitation. That's fair enough IMO. Up to 4 videos / angles (not really clear) at once with a split picture mode, key moments feature....this actually looks really good. They're not saying what the resolution is, but I'm fortunate that my TV has exceptional upscaling so I'm okay with 720, although 720 hurts if I'm watching on my laptop/PC.

    Foxtel might actually deliver something people want. 2 week free trial, give it a go.
  18. Insertnamehere

    Insertnamehere Well-Known Member

    In regards to the resolution I think I saw on the site it was HD. It had an * so I assume it's variable res based upon your download rate kind of like what you can get YouTube to do. Hopefully they've planned better than Optus because personally I know more than a few blokes who'll jump ship post haste, inc me.
  19. Capn Gus Bloodbeard

    Capn Gus Bloodbeard Well-Known Member

    Somebody else posted that it's up to 720. So, that's a bit weak....but I'm fortunate that my TV has excellent upscaling, even SD looks great. Feedback is good from what I've heard, sometimes is a little buggy but it is a beta
  20. Scotty

    Scotty Active Member

    Excellent news, thanks for the heads up gents.

    About a month ago, I subscribed to Foxtel Now. I intended to watch it via Chrome web browser. I have a computer attached to my TV which enables this. I can also watch on my computer in the study to keep the girlfriend happy.

    I was not impressed by the video quality, especially for football. The resolution is rather good (HD), but the frame rate was not. The video was a bit jerky. Rather irritating for watching football.

    I invested in a Chromecast Ultra, much better result. Smoother playback. This requires running the Foxtel Now app on my phone and casting the match to the Chromecast. No big deal.

    Until such time as the Kayo smart phone apps are released, I suspect the video playback for Kayo on Chrome will be the same as Foxtel Now.

    It's certainly going to be better than a dodgy stream, but that's free and Kayo isn't.

    14 day trial and a away game this weekend, what is there to lose?

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