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Optus and Foxtel Partnership Extended Until 2031

By | July 27, 2020
Optus D2 Orbital

Artist’s rendering of the Optus D2 satellite. Photo: Optus

Optus extended its partnership with Foxtel, with an extension for the provision of satellite services until 2031. Foxtel is a media company, while Optus Satellite owns and operates Australia and New Zealand’s largest fleet of spacecraft with five satellites currently in Geostationary Orbit (GEO) that service broadcast, corporate, and government customers.

Foxtel and Optus have been partnered since 1998, delivering live sports, movies, drama, news, and entertainment content – including Australia’s only dedicated, live 4K broadcast channel – to both regional and metropolitan areas across two Optus satellites in orbit over Australia.

“As we look to the future of the satellite business, this expanded services agreement builds on our legacy of delivering world-class satellite services and further strengthens Optus’ position as Australia and New Zealand’s leading provider of satellite services,” said Ben White, Optus managing director, wholesale, satellite and strategy. “Our collaboration provides resilience for existing services and an opportunity for future expansion as Australians continue to embrace 4K viewing and see 8K video on the horizon. This commitment provides Foxtel a proven and reliable platform for the delivery of high-quality video images watched on the large screens in homes and other venues over the next 11 years.”