ss multiple new platforms. FOX SPORTS Australia is distributed through longstanding carriage agreements with pay-TV providers (mainly Foxtel) in Australia and generates revenue primarily through affiliate fees payable under these carriage agreements, as well as advertising sales. Competition FOX SPORTS Australia competes primarily with ESPN, beIN SPORTS, the Free-To-Air (FTA) channels, and certain telecommunications companies in Australia. Digital Education segment This segment consists of Amplify, the brand for its digital education business, which it launched in 2012. Amplify’s technology solutions transform the way teachers teach and students learn in two primary areas: Amplify Insight: Amplify Insight provides assessment products and services to support teachers and school districts, including student assessment tools and analytic technologies, intervention programs, enterprise education information systems, and professional development and consulting services. Amplify Learning: Amplify’s curriculum business is developing digital content for K-12 English Language Arts, Math and Science, including software that combines interactive, game-like experiences, rich immersive media, and analytics to make the classroom teaching and learning experience more engaging, rigorous, personalized and effective. Amplify Learning’s digital curriculum incorporates the Common Core State Standards adopted by most states in the U.S. and is available for use on multiple platforms. Amplify also operates Amplify Access, a platform business that delivers a tablet-based distribution system, which includes a tablet designed for the K-12 market, instructional software and curated third-party content. The company has initiated a strategic review of its digital education business. The Company is reviewing strategic alternatives with respect to the Insight and Learning businesses. Amplify’s digital products are or would be available on a subscription basis. The company also markets and sells some supplemental print-based materials, as well as instructional and information technology-related services. Competition Amplify competes with existing K-12 education publishers and content providers, such as Pearson plc, McGraw-Hill Education, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Equity Investments Foxtel The company and Telstra, an ASX-listed telecommunications company, each own 50% of Foxtel, the major pay-TV provider in Australia. Foxtel had approximately 2.8 million subscribing households throughout Australia as of June 30, 2015 through cable, satellite, and IP distribution. Foxtel delivers approximately 200 channels (including standard definition channels, high definition versions of some of those channels, and audio and interactive channels) covering news, sports, general entertainment, movies, documentaries, music and children’s programming. Foxtel’s premium content includes FOX SPORTS Australia’s suite of sports channels, such as FOX SPORTS 1, FOX SPORTS 2, FOX SPORTS 3, FOX SPORTS 4, FOX SPORTS 5, FOX FOOTY and FOX SPORTS NEWS and TV shows from HBO, FOX and Universal, among others. Foxtel also owns and operates 32 channels, including general entertainment and movie channels, and sources a range of movie programming through arrangements with major U.S. studios. Foxtel’s channels are distributed to subscribers through both Telstra’s hybrid fibrecoaxial cable network and a long-term contracted satellite platform provided by Optus. Foxtel also offers versions of its services through the Internet through Telstra’s T-Box platform, Foxtel Play, an Internet television service available on various compatible devices (including the Xbox platform, the Sony PlayStation platform, select Samsung, LG and Sony televisions, select Samsung Blu-ray players and personal computers), and Foxtel Go, an Internet television service that allows subscribers to watch Foxtel channels through mobile devices and tablets. In addition, Foxtel launched a subscription video-on-demand joint venture with a subsidiary of Seven West Media Limited to distribute television programming to subscribers. This product complements Foxtel’s existing Pre
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