How to Watch Sports and Drama with Foxtel Sport + Drama HD Pack


sport + drama + entertainment

Foxtel’s Sport+Drama pack is the best plan for those looking to get more out of your Foxtel experience. With this plan, you can catch the latest in drama as well as get a front row seat to every second of the F1 Grand Prix, the AFL and NRL seasons. Everything you need to enjoy is all in crisp high definition.

Why should I get Foxtel’s Sport + Drama Pack?

While Australia is a nation of unashamed sport fans, for many people that’s just one reason they turn on the TV and get settled in on the couch. We’re in one of the best times in history for TV drama, and some of the most acclaimed comes from legendary US network HBO – including, of course, Game of Thrones, which is about to head into its epic eighth season.

The name says it all here – Foxtel’s Sport+Drama pack gives you the very best of premium live sport alongside the premium drama channels you can’t get anywhere else – all of it in HD and joined by 45 other entertainment channels for a total of 63.

What Channels are Included with Foxtel Sport + Drama pack?

Drawing on Foxtel’s vast resources and access to Australian and international content, the channels included in the Sport+Drama pack cover everything you need for your sport fix, your drama craving and everyday TV viewing.

Sport HD

  • Fox Footy
  • Fox League
  • Fox Cricket
  • Fox Sports 503-507
  • beIN Sports 1-3
  • ESPN 1 & 2
  • Eurosport

Bonus: Foxtel 4K (on compatible 4K TVs).

Drama HD

  • Fox Showcase
  • BBC First
  • Binge
  • Box Sets
  • 13th Street

Entertainment

Fox8, UKTV, Arena, MTV, Universal, 111 Funny, TV Hits, Fox Classics, Lifestyle, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Disney Junior, Nick Jr, Boomerang, MTV Music, MTV Dance, V, Max, Smooth/Arts, CMC, Sky News, Fox Sports News, Sky Thoroughbred Central, Sky Racing 1, Fox News, Sky News UK, Your Money, BBC World News, Sky News Extra, CNN, Sky News Weather, CGTN, CGTN Documentary, NHK World, Aurora, Bloomberg, CNBC, RT, Aljazeera English, Expo, TVSN, AccTV, Daystar, SBN, Hillsong, TRT World.

For the full list of channels that you can get with each Foxtel channel pack, check out the table below:

Full list of Foxtel Channels by genre

Channel PackChannels Included
EntertainmentFOX8, BBC UKTV, Arena, MTV, Universal, TVHits, Very Funny, FOX Classics, Lifestyle, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Disney Jr., Nick Jr., Boomerang, MTV Music, MTV Dance, Channel V, MAX, Foxtel Smooth Arts, CMC, Foxtel Music, FOX Sports News, SKY Racing, SKY Thoroughbred Central, FOX News, SKY News, Your Money, SKY News UK, SKY News Extra, SKY News Weather, BBC World News, CNN, CGTN, CGTN Documentary, NHK World, Aurora, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Al Jazeera, RT, EXPO Channel, TVSN, ACCTV, Daystar, Sonlife, Hillsong, TRT World
SportFOX Cricket, FOX Footy, FOX League, FOX Sports 503/505/506, beIN Sports 1/2/3, ESPN, ESPN2, Eurosport
DramaFOX Showcase, Binge, BoxSets, BBC First, 13th Street
MoviesPremiere Movies, Action Movies, Comedy Movies, Masterpiece Movies, Family Movies, Disney Movies, Thriller Movies, Movie Greats, More Movies, Romance Movies
Entertainment PlusThe Comedy Channel, Syfy, Style, TLC, A&E, E!, Lifestyle Home, Lifestyle Food
DocosNat Geo Wild, History, Discovery Turbo, Discovery Science, Animal Planet, Crime+Investigation
KidsCartoon Network, Disney Channel, CBeebies, Nickelodeon, Discovery Kids
Specialty ChannelsBoxSets, Antenna Pacific, RAI International, Sky Racing+

What are the Top Sports and Shows on Foxtel

This plan gives you the best of both worlds, letting you keep up to the second with live global coverage of the latest sports while not missing a moment of the drama and entertainment everyone’s talking about. Take a look at some of the best on offer below:

How Much Does Foxtel Sport + Drama cost?

Considering the sheer amount of content on offer in this comprehensive pack, the price is something that’ll surprise you – only $58 per month on a 12-month contract. Plus, there’s no setup charges, equipment fees or installation fees to worry about – $58/month is all you’ll pay.

But before you head straight for the “buy” button, it’s worth checking out the alternative – Foxtel from Telstra. The name says exactly what is is – full-fat Foxtel complete with the iQ4 box, but billed through Telstra (and therefore really handy if you already have other Telstra services – it can just be bundled onto your monthly bill).

Foxtel from Telstra’s Sports+Drama pack is priced exactly like Foxtel’s, at $58 per month with the iQ4 box and installation supplied free of charge. But what sets Foxtel from Telstra apart is their lack of a lock-in contract – if you change your mind, you can cancel at any time (you’ll just have to pay the balance of the equipment fee that was waived). The lack of lock-in also gives you the freedom to experiment with other plans and packages – for example, you might decide to bump up to the all-included Platinum HD pack for only $99, or drop back to just Entertainment+Sport for the bargain price of $39. Options are good, and Foxtel From Telstra gives you more of them – always a good thing.

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What are the Foxtel Streaming Alternatives

Of course, you’ve always got the option of not going with hardware-based Foxtel at all. The rapid rise of streaming TV has made a huge impact on the way we view TV of all types, and when it comes to both sports and drama, you can cover the bases without even needing to stick a satellite dish on your roof.

Key to the concept of going with streaming is Kayo Sports, the new sports streaming service that’s getting rave reviews from its rapidly growing customer base. Armed with the hefty resources of Fox Sports – in other words, everything sport that’s on Foxtel – Kayo delivers your sport to you in a fresh, interactive way. You can stream live as it happens, watch on delay or days later on demand. Kayo adds innovative interactive features into the mix, too, such as real-time statistic, the clever Split View feature (enabling you to watch several games at the same time) and Key Moments so you can jump right to the action with ease.

Costing only $25 a month, it’s available as a free two week trial so you can try out the future of sports streaming for yourself.

And as for drama – well, look no further than global giant Netflix, which boasts a huge library of TV drama – both big names from other networks such as Outlander, and a huge collection of its own original productions, including acclaimed shows like Stranger Things. With a monthly subscription starting at only $9.99 a month, it’s a must-have – and gives you a whole lot of content you can’t get anywhere else.

If you’re looking for the ideal device to stream Kayo, Netflix and many other services on, then the new Telstra TV 3 should do the job perfectly. Designed by Roku in the US, this advanced box acts as a central hub for streaming and free to air TV, complete with interactive menus and voice control. It’s available for free with Telstra broadband plans – give them a call on
1800 007 769 to find out more.

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Want to watch Foxtel Sport + Drama on iQ4 box?

iQ4

Included with the Sport+Drama pack for their cable product is the new iQ4 box, Foxtel’s newest and most feature-packed device that lets you watch with ease, record hundreds of hours of TV and stream on demand all from the one easy user interface. It’s a compact powerhouse that’s ready to receive Foxtel’s new 4K channel as well. If you’re on a cable Foxtel connection, meanwhile, you’ll have a choice between the iQ3 (full featured but without 4K) or the classic iQ2.

Alternatively, you can stream everything available in the pack with Foxtel Go. Available on everything from mobile phones and tablets to desktop and laptop computers, Foxtel Go gives subscribers full access to their channels – live and on demand – from wherever you are, at home or out and about. With HD streaming now included and the ability to remotely set your iQ4 recording a show on the go, it’s incredibly handy and easy to use. And you can even start using Foxtel Go as soon as you’ve signed up for your pack – before the technician has even arrived to install your service! Check out the table below for a complete list of compatible Foxtel Go devices:

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 TVYesFoxtel only
Smart TVsYesVia casting only (only on Multiroom service)
Gaming Consoles YesPS4 and Xbox One (Foxtel only)
Fetch TVNoNo casting available
Amazon Fire TV StickNoNo app available
Nintendo SwitchNoNo app available

Watching in 4K

With the Sports HD pack and the new iQ4 box, if you’ve got a 4K-capable TV you’re in for a treat. Foxtel’s new 4K channel delivers live sport, movies, music and documentaries in razor-sharp 4K quality, direct from the satellite – and at no extra charge. If you’ve been wanting to show off that new 4K TV, then this package could be just the way to do it!

Foxtel Review

With a huge range of channels delivering premium sport, drama, documentary and entertainment to millions across Australia, Foxtel’s a must-have for anyone who loves TV. Our in-depth Foxtel review explains why Foxtel’s something you want to have as a key part of your everyday life.

Contacting Foxtel

To get started with Foxtel from Telstra, you can get in touch by calling 1800 007 769, and customise your Foxtel service precisely to your needs.

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