Updated 10 Feb 2021
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, Fox Arena, MTV, Universal, Fox Funny, Fox Comedy, 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, Sky Racing 2, 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
Channels included – FOX8, FOX Comedy, BBC UKTV, FOX Arena, MTV, Universal TV, FOX Crime, FOX SHOWCASE, FOX One, BBC First, FOX Sleuth, TLC, E!, FOX Classics, FOX Funny, Lifestyle, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, BBC Earth, Nick Jr., Boomerang, Animal Planet, MTV Hits, MTV Classic, Club MTV, CMT, Nick Music, Foxtel Music, Foxtel Arts, FOX SPORTS NEWS, Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2, Sky Thoroughbred Central, Sky News, Sky News Extra, Sky News Weather, Sky News UK, BBC World News, FOX News, CNN, Expo, CGTN, CGTN Documentary, NHK World, Aurora, Bloomberg Television, CNBC, Aljazeera, Daystar, SBN, RT, TVSN, Australian Christian Channel, TRT World, Hillsong Channel
Highlights – Wentworth, His Dark Materials, The Undoing, The Third Day, The End, The Flight Attendant
Sports HD Pack:
Channels Included – FOX CRICKET, FOX LEAGUE, FOX SPORTS 503, FOX SPORTS 505, FOX SPORTS 506, FOX FOOTY, FOX SPORTS MORE, ESPN, ESPN2, beIN SPORTS 1, beIN SPORTS 2, beIN SPORTS 3
Highlights – NBA, NFL, NRL, AFL, AFLW, A-League, F1, Cricket, Supercars, UFC
Movies HD Pack:
Channels Included – Movies Premiere, Movies Action, Movies Comedy, Movies Drama, Movies Family, Movies Greats, Movies Hits, Movies Kids, Movies Romance, Movies Thriller, Lifetime Movie Network
Highlights – 1917, The Invisible Man, Like A Boss, Judy, The Gentlemen, Dark Waters, Birds of Prey
Channels Included – Crime + Investigation, HISTORY, A&E, Nat Geo WILD, Lifestyle Home, Lifestyle Food, FOX SciFi, BoxSets, Discovery Turbo, Investigation Discovery
Highlights – Pawn Stars, Backyard Builds, OJ & Nicole: An American Tragedy, Deadly Women, Field Trip with Curtis Stone, Decoding the Great Pyramid, Eat Well For Less
Channels Included – CBeebies, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network
Highlights – The Gumball Chronicles, Side Hustle, Andy’s Safari Adventures, Go Jetters
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 with the first month free and 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 and including
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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. Even better, getting Kayo from Telstra gets you
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 included 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 action from AFL, Supercars, NRL, A-League, T20I Cricket and more – 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!
Devices supported on Foxtel/Foxtel Go
– 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)
– Google Nest: Yes – Via compatible Chromecast device connected or built-in to your TV
– 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.