Fairfax speculates that bundles for “triple play” Foxtel – pay TV, broadband and telephone – will be structured to cut the price of a traditional premium Foxtel subscription to below $100.
There is also speculation it will offer more options to pay for Foxtel shows on different devices plus a major refresh of its main channels.
While Netflix is yet to confirm an Australian launch, the content war is on with other players including FetchTV, Quickflix and upcoming launches from FreeviewPlus, StreamCo and an increasing number of Australians sourcing overseas subscriptions through Virtual Private Networks.
Foxtel has recently cut its Presto fees in half to $10 a month.
A spokesman for Foxtel said: “Foxtel has previously announced we would launch a triple play of TV, broadband and home phone. We are gearing up within the company to launch these new products. That includes hiring significant numbers of call centre and technical staff.
“We will also be launching iQ3. Both of these initiatives will be supported by significant marketing campaigns. We’ll be making announcements about pricing of the new box and the triple play bundles in due course.”
TV Tonight understands the iQ3 is tipped for a November campaign.