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October 29th, 2014

Optus Satellite's Optimistic Project... Expand FOXTEL's HD Services 

[SatNews] Optus officially announced it has signed a new agreement with long-time customer FOXTEL, to provide additional satellite services on a five-year term.

The new agreement will see FOXTEL take up additional capacity on Optus’ D3 satellite to increase the number of high definition (HD) entertainment, sport and educational channels available to FOXTEL customers.

D3 Satellite rendering

This agreement gives FOXTEL customers with an IQ2 or MyStarHD set-top box service and that are currently signed up to an HD package, access to nine new HD channels including Arena, Fox Sports News and History, bringing the total number of FOXTEL HD channels available to 36.

“FOXTEL has been an Optus customer for over 15 years and we’re pleased to continue working together to provide a broader variety of HD content to FOXTEL customers across Australia,” said Optus Satellite VP Paul Sheridan. “Optus works closely with customers such as FOXTEL to design the highest quality satellite services to meet customers’ specific needs.”

FOXTEL was the first customer to take capacity on the Optus D3 satellite when it launched in 2009, enabling the expansion of FOXTEL channels to its customers. The D3 satellite was the first use of the Broadcast Satellite Service (BSS) spectrum in Australia and is the only satellite in the Optus fleet to operate exclusively as a broadcast satellite.

For more information, please visit the Optus infosite.