Foxtel is reportedly launching a new streaming service, titled ‘Binge’, at the end of next week and will give Australians yet another option to stream content in an already competitive market.
According to Lifehacker, Foxtel has confirmed that a streaming service will be launching on Monday, 25th May but have yet to confirm the title.
The service will offer over 10,000 hours of both local and international content. The one big feature that will undoubtedly set it apart from direct competitors like Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime and Disney+ is that Foxtel has the Australian distribution rights to HBO productions, which include some of the world’s most popular shows like Game Of Thrones, Westworld, Succession and more.
“Our new entertainment streaming service, which launches next Monday, provides a different curation of the Foxtel Group’s entertainment content focused on mobile devices and the streaming generation who want to share on the big screen,” Foxtel CEO Patrick Delany said in a press statement.
“It is distinctly branded and aimed at part of the Australian market who either don’t want to pay for our premium product or who have decided Foxtel is not for them.
“We have been beta-testing the service for a few weeks and we are sure Australians will love everything about it. It brings an exciting new brand to younger streaming audiences with a very different and compelling product experience, and a distinctly curated mix of the best drama and movies from the world’s best entertainment brands.”
More details around the service is set to drop in the next few weeks, including its confirmed name, price and content list.