A quarter of Foxtel subscribers are to receive a price increase of $36 a year as part of a raft of changes to be introduced by the subscription TV company.
But the broadcaster claims it will not gain any increase to the bottom line as some prices are going up, and others down.
Foxtel claims that the price changes will also see 25 per cent of customers pay up to $10 a month less; and 25 per cent will have no change, 25 per cent a rise between 5c and $2.05 a month; and 25 per cent a $3.05 rise per month.
“Naturally, as we are aligning different and quite complex pricing structures, there will be some customers who will pay a little more and some who will pay the same or less than they currently do. This will be true for both regional and metropolitan customers,” spokesman Bruce Meagher said.
A new PVR – the upgraded iQ3 – will also be rolled out later in the year.
The move follows the merger of Foxtel and Austar and comes weeks after a consumer backlash over reductions in the susbcription TV broadcaster’s film offering.
Detailed pricing information can be found at http://www.foxtel.com.au under My Account