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Introducing Main Event


Some events are just too big to be confined to a slot on a busy TV schedule – in fact, some events are outright must-see occasions that bring some of the most-wanted competitors into your living room live and direct as the action happens – events that would normally mean you’d have to jump on a plane and fly half way around the world to be part of the adrenaline-fuelled action.

The Main Event channel gives dedicated fans a front row seat to the big-ticket occasions you simply won’t see on regular TV.

What Makes Main Event Unique

Main Event is Australia’s source for the biggest live boxing, UFC and WWE showdowns, as well as other top pay per view events.

When ordering Main Event you need never miss a minute of the action as it‘s brought to you live, accessible in high definition (HD) and completely free of any advertising. Every history making moment is delivered right to the best seat in the stadium, your home.

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How to Order an Event on Main Event

First of all, to access Main Event you need to be a subscriber of Foxtel or Optus TV featuring Foxtel. Event ordering is generally done a few days in advance unless the event is being ‘fast tracked’.

If you aren’t a Foxtel subscriber yet, you might like to check the latest Foxtel offers and get “More of the entertainment you want, more often.” There are some excellent-value Foxtel packages to be had right now, giving you access to a huge range of premium content, from global sports to drama to movies and beyond.

If you’re viewing your event online, just visit the Main Event website and click on the ‘Watch Now’ tab under the event of your choice. You’ll be asked to log in with your Foxtel account, then follow the system prompts to order your event.

By phone, just click here for Foxtel’s number and follow the menu prompts to get to the Main Event ordering department, which is completely automated. Keep in mind that when ordering Main Event by phone, payment is required in advance.

Alternatively, you can hop onto your Foxtel iQ3 or iQ4 box, press the Home button on your remote control, navigate to “Store” then “Main Event”. From there you can choose the event you want to order – or rent access to a range of events from the Vault, featuring key clashes from UFC, WWE and boxing.

Max Holloway vs Dustin Poirier

UFC 236 features an unmissable championship double-header, with Holloway taking on Poirier once again in a fight for the interim lightweight title. And on the same bill, Kevin Gastelum takes on Israel Adesanya for the interim middleweight crown. Exclusive to Main Event, this massive bill is beamed direct via satellite to you at midday on April 14th – and you can order it right now on Main Event.

Want Main Event But Don’t Have Foxtel?

If this and other events sound like the sort of thing you want beamed in high definition direct to your TV, then you’ll need some Foxtel in your life, with the latest iQ4 set top box delivering all the main event action, as well as letting you record the event to rewatch for 24 hours after it’s happened – and even rent replays of past events to relive those magic moments. There are a wide range of bundles of Foxtel channel packs to choose from, to suit just about every budget.

Stream the UFC Prelims Live and Free

If you subscribe to Foxtel and have access to the Fox Sports channel pack, you have the option to stream the UFC prelims free via the Foxtel Go mobile app. But if you want to check out what you could have access to before you sign on the dotted line and get yourself a Foxtel subscription, you can try out Foxtel Now for 10 days completely free – with access to live streaming of all channels for the duration!

Check out the complete list of eligible Foxtel Now devices below:

Device Available? User Guide
iQ2YesNo streaming option, or apps. No HD playback
iQ3YesNo app access
iQ4YesAccess to 4K content included
PC/Mac Yes Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)
iOS Mobile Devices Yes Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
Android Mobile Devices Yes Via native app (Android 5 and above)
Google Chromecast Yes Via casting (only on Multiroom service)
Apple TV Yes Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
Telstra TVNo
Smart TVsYesVia casting only (only on Multiroom service)
Gaming Consoles (PS4, Xbox One, etc)No

How Early Should You Order an Event?

The Main Event call centre recommends that new Foxtel subscribers order early. You can do so by using the click to call number provided above, via your Foxtel My Account page, through the My Foxtel app for iOS and Android, or using your remote if you have an internet-enabled iQ set-top box.

Contact Foxtel Customer Service

If you need to get in touch with Foxtel customer service with any questions about Main Event or the Foxtel service in general, you can ring 131 999 for the price of a local call. Technical support is available from 7.30am to midnight, seven days a week, while for channel pack questions and changes, call between 9am and 9pm weekdays or 10am-8pm on weekends. If you’ve got any questions about your account, billing or your Main Event orders, call 1300 760 579 any time between 9am and 7pm Monday to Saturday.

Main Event Review

For over two decades, Main Event has been broadcasting some of the biggest sporting events from around the globe directly into the living rooms of Australian sports fans.

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