FOXTEL SIGNS CONTENT AGREEMENT WITH HBO

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Foxtel signs new HBO® deal 
Foxtel is the home of award-winning drama 
Foxtel has signed a landmark new agreement which will provide its customers 
with exclusive first run HBO® content as well as access to HBO library content 
including premium drama series. The deal is an output agreement that gives 
Foxtel exclusive access to new HBO series, miniseries, comedy specials and 
documentaries. 
HBO has developed an outstanding reputation for critically-acclaimed original 
programming and is responsible for producing some of the most-watched and 
talked about series on television. Series titles include the multi-award 
winning Boardwalk EmpireSM and Game of ThronesSM, as well as GirlsSM, True 
BloodSM, TremeSM, VeepSM and Eastbound & DownSM, among others. 
Richard Freudenstein, Foxtel CEO said, “This deal will ensure our customers 
will always see these compelling HBO shows exclusively first-run, with many of 
the key dramas broadcast express from the US as soon as the day after their 
original air-date.” 
“HBO content will premiere on Foxtel’s premium drama channel, Showcase, which 
will become Australia’s ‘home of HBO’. In addition, subscribers will be able to 
rediscover a library of classic HBO shows like The SopranosSM and Six Feet 
UnderSM on our newest channel, SoHo which successfully launched to all 
subscribers in August with the premiere of HBO’s latest hit series, The 
NewsroomSM.” 
“I can also announce that one of the first of the new offerings that we will 
bring to customers will be HBO’s forthcoming police drama True DetectiveSM, 
starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson,” added Freudenstein. 
“We believe Foxtel will be a terrific partner and we look forward to working 
with them to bring the latest and greatest HBO entertainment to audiences in 
Australia,” said Simon Sutton, President, HBO International and Content 
Distribution. 
Customers will be able to watch HBO shows in stunning High Definition. The deal 
includes the right to deliver HBO content via linear channels and on demand on 
Foxtel’s iQ set-top-box and IP delivered services such as Foxtel on Xbox 360. 
About Foxtel
Foxtel is one of Australia’s most progressive and dynamic media companies, 
directly employing around 2,500 people, and delivering a diverse subscription 
television service to both regional and metropolitan areas over cable, 
satellite and broadband distribution. We offer a better entertainment 
experience every day to each one of our 2.3 million subscribing homes through 
delivery of exclusive and inspiring programming across all genres, the world’s 
most popular channel brands, and investment in high quality local content. As 
constant champions of innovation we have brought customers the latest personal 
digital recording technology, Australia’s largest HD offering, Foxtel 3D, and 
this year, the most comprehensive Olympic Games coverage Australia has ever 
seen. Foxtel is owned by Telstra Corporation Limited ACN 051 775 556 (50%), The 
News Corporation Ltd (25%), and Consolidated Media Holdings Ltd (25%). 
foxtel.com.au 
For more information:
Bruce Meagher, Director Corporate Affairs
bruce.meagher@foxtel.com.au<mailto:bruce.meagher@foxtel.com.au>
(02) 9813 7439
0412 254 690 
(rml) NY
 
 
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