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legal form joint venture
founding 1995
Seat Macquarie Park, New South Wales , Australia
management Patrick Delany ( CEO )
sales 200 million Australian dollars (2009-2010)
Branch telecommunications

Foxtel is an Australian pay TV program provider.


News Corporation holds 65 percent and Telstra 35 percent of the shares.

After the bankruptcy of the satellite operator Galaxy and the merger with the telecommunications group News Corporation (owner of Sky Cable Pty Ltd.), Foxtel grew to become the largest pay-TV program provider in Australia.


Foxtel broadcasts around 20 programs on Australian cable television networks.

4K or UHD-1

On August 14, 2018, CEO Patrick Delany announced that Foxtel would be broadcasting TV programs in 4K since October 2018 (as the first in Australia). However, what is probably not meant is the 4K cinema standard with 4096 × 2160 pixels (see 4K2K ), but the UHD-1 television standard with 3840 × 2160 pixels (see Ultra High Definition Television ), which is often incorrectly referred to as 4K.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Stuart Marsh: News Corp and Telstra give the green light to Foxtel and Fox Sports merger. In: of March 5, 2018.
  2. Foxtel 4K: New high definition channel launched
  3. New Foxtel boss bets on high definition TV and sports streaming to revive its fortunes