Updated 1st July 2020
A new year means one thing to sport fans around Australia – the legends of sport getting ready to launch into another season of competition, pushing the limits of endurance to deliver some of the most thrilling moments you can see on a TV screen. Australians love their sport – that’s undeniable – and for anyone who’s truly passionate about sport there’s only one destination to watch it all – Foxtel.
Why should I get Foxtel’s Sports HD Pack?
While the love of sport that runs deep through Australian TV has meant that there’s plenty to catch on traditional free-to-air TV most weekends of the year, for devoted fans of the many sporting codes that get us excited, it’s just not anywhere close to enough. Sport is all about being in the action live, of stating in the action without annoying breaks, and not missing a single game or match no matter what the day of the week or time of day.
Foxtel’s long been acclaimed for its sports channels, and with good reason – if you love sports of all persuasions, what you’ve been looking for is undoubtedly right here waiting for you, live and direct as it happens – all in crisp high definition.
What Channels are Included with Foxtel Sports HD pack?
While it may have started off small all those years ago, Foxtel’s sports channel range has exploded in recent years, and now boasts a huge range of channels with the ability to be there for your favourite sport live and direct, with the help of the ESPN and beIN teams.
Bonus: Fox Sports Ultra HD (on compatible 4K TVs).
Fox8, BBC UKTV, Arena, MTV, Universal, Fox Funny, Fox H!ts, Fox Classics, Fox Showcase, Fox Sleuth, Fox Crime, Fox One, BBC First, Lifestyle, E!, TLC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, BBC Earth, Animal Planet, Nick Jr, Boomerang, MTV Hits, MTV Classic, Club MTV, Nick Music, Foxtel Music, Foxtel Arts, CMT, Sky News, Fox Sports News, Sky Thoroughbred Central, Sky Racing 1, Fox News, Sky News UK, BBC World News, Sky News Extra, CNN, Sky News Weather, CGTN, CGTN Documentary, NHK World, Aurora, Bloomberg, CNBC, RT, Aljazeera, 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 Pack||Channels Included||Highlights|
|Foxtel Plus||FOX8, BBC UKTV, Fox Arena, MTV, Universal, Fox Hits, Fox Funny, Fox Classics, Fox Sleuth, Fox Crime, Fox One, Fox Showcase, Lifestyle, TLC, E!, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Animal Planet, BBC First, BBC Earth, Nick Jr., Boomerang, MTV Hits, MTV Classics, Club MTV, CMT, Nick Music, Foxtel Arts, Foxtel Music, FOX Sports News, SKY Racing, SKY Thoroughbred Central, FOX News, SKY News, 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||Outlander, Run, Mrs America, The Walking Dead, Westworld|
|Sports HD Pack||FOX Cricket, FOX Footy, FOX League, FOX Sports 503/505/506/507, beIN Sports 1/2/3, ESPN, ESPN2, FOX Sports Ultra HD||NRL, AFL, UFC, Virgin Australia Supercars|
|Movies HD Pack||Premiere Movies, Kids Movies, Family Movies, Action Movies, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Thriller Movies, Hits Movies, Greats Movies, Romance Movies, Ultra HD Movies||Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood|
|Favourites Pack||Crime+Investigation, History, The Comedy Channel, A&E, Nat Geo Wild, Lifestyle Home, Lifestyle Food, Fox SciFi, Box Sets, Discovery Turbo, Investigation Discovery||Titans Of The 20th Century, Jeffrey Dahmer: Cannibal Killer, The Redemption Project, Gino’s Italian Express|
|Kids Pack||Cartoon Network, CBeebies, Nickelodeon||SpongeBob SquarePants, Henry Danger, DC Super Hero Girls, Double Dare|
What are the Top Sports to watch on Foxtel?
With a whole range of new seasons getting into gear – and the vast range of global sporting events back in full swing – there’s always something for the dedicated sports fan across the collection of channels in Foxtel’s Sport pack. Top drawcards among those channels are the trio of them that are dedicated to a single sport, 24 hours a day. Here are just some of the many sports you can watch on Foxtel, live (select sports) and on-demand:
How Much Does Foxtel Sports HD Cost?
Access to all of the channels across the vast Foxtel sports universe alongside over 50 entertainment, news, music and doco channels is surprisingly affordable, coming in at only $74 per month on a 12-month or month-to-month plan. Though if you lock it in for 12 months you can have it for only $59/month with zero upfront costs. That gets you all the channels – plus HD where available, which includes each and every Foxtel sports channel. And as a Sports HD customer, you’ll also get bonus access to the brand new Fox Sports Ultra HD 4K channel, which delivers flawless, ultra-high-definition sport to your 4K-capable TV, via the new Foxtel iQ4 set top box (which is also included for 12-month contract plans).
But before you pull the trigger, wait just a moment – because there’s an even better option if you’re keen to get your sports beamed in via the Foxtel satellite – Foxtel from Telstra. As the name says pretty plainly, you’ll be getting real Foxtel – the exact same service, still supplied by Foxtel itself – but billed through Telstra. And the reason that’s good news is because of the pricing.
Instead of $74/month directly through Foxtel, you can get the Sports HD + Foxtel Plus bundle through Foxtel from Telstra – for a total of only $50 a month for the first year! That’s over 20 bucks a month cheaper. If you’re keen to find out more about this bundle as well as Foxtel from Telstra’s other well-priced offers, give their friendly team a call on 13 22 00.
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What are the Foxtel Streaming Alternatives
Before you decide that getting a full Foxtel service installed is what you need, it’s worth checking out some alternative options that have opened up thanks to the fast uptake of streaming services in Australia. And right at the top of your list should be Kayo Sports.
Designed from the ground up as a streaming service exclusively for sports, and engineered with groundbreaking special features that enhance the viewing experience, Kayo Sports just happens to be backed by the resources of Fox Sports. In other words, if it’s on Foxtel, it’s on Kayo Sports.
You can stream events live, start watching on delay if you come in late, or stream past games on demand. You can control the action with the multi-window Split View feature, pull up live stats, jump to the best bits with Key Moments, and take in entire games in less than 20 minutes with Kayo Minis. Every sport is streamed in full HD with a high frame rate for crystal-clear viewing, and you can watch on your phone, tablet or big-screen TV just as easily.
And the price of all that is a mere $25 per month – no catches, no contracts, just wall to wall sports. Check out the free two-week trial and see for yourself what the future of sports viewing might be.
And a great choice of device to get Kayo onto your TV is the Telstra TV 3 – an advanced streaming device made by US giants Roku especially for Telstra. It features full support for Kayo, including the ability to subscribe to it directly on your Telstra bill. You can get a Telstra TV free with selected Telstra broadband bundles, or buy it outright at any Telstra shop.
Sign up to Kayo’s FREE 14 day trial offer
Live sport returns to Kayo, with every game and every round from the NRL and AFL, action from the Super Rugby, UFC and V8 Supercars – all available on Kayo’s 14 day trial.
How to watch Foxtel Sport HD?
As part of the Sport HD pack, you get Foxtel’s latest and most advanced set top box, the brand new iQ4. Built on the iQ tech that millions of Foxtel customers have enjoyed for many years, the iQ4 is a substantial upgrade with its blazingly fast interface and ability to receive full 4K channels direct from the satellite. If you’re still on a Foxtel cable connection, you’ll get the choice between the classic iQ3 or, if you prefer, the iQ2.
Watching Foxtel in 4K
Included at no extra cost with the Sport HD plan, Foxtel’s new 4K channel is Australia’s first ever broadcast 4K sports TV channel. Delivering perfect ultra HD picture quality straight from the satellite, it delivers live sport and replays in crisp 4K. Among the sports set for 4K coverage in 2020 are the AFL, NRL, Rugby World Cup and the Formula One Grand Prix. All you need to view the 4K channel is an iQ4 box and a compatible TV.
What about Foxtel Go?
Also included with the plan is access to Foxtel Go, the easy to use live and on-demand streaming service that delivers all your Foxtel channels to you no matter where you are – whether that’s on your mobile phone or at your computer. Foxtel Go can also be accessed as soon as you sign up – meaning you’ll be able to start streaming live sport even before the technician arrives to install your service!
|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)|
|Smart TVs||Yes||Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)|
Offering a diverse range of channels delivering premium sport, drama, entertainment and docos to customers all around Australia, Foxtel’s an essential part of your viewing life. Check out our in-depth Foxtel review to find out what adding Foxtel to your home entertainment can do for you.
To get started with Foxtel from Telstra’s Sports HD plan, you can get in touch with a Foxtel from Telstra representative who’ll get you all set up – just call 13 22 00.