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Difference Between Foxtel and Austar

Foxtel vs Austar

Foxtel and Austar are leading television providers in Australia. These two are different companies that have many different features. Foxtel has both direct satellite and cable services whereas Austar, apart from these two services, also provides mobile telephone and dial-up Internet services.

Foxtel was formed as a mutual venture between News Corporation and Telstra. Foxtel Company was established in 1994. Austar was formed under name of Community Entertainment Television and is owned by Austar United Communications Limited. It was in 1994 that Austar was formed. Liberty Global has a share of 54 per cent, and public shareholders have the rest of the shares in Austar.

While Foxtel is mainly available in the urban region, Austar is available in the rural and urban regions. Foxtel has a larger subscription when compared to Austar. Foxtel has about 1.63 million subscribers. Austar has about 750,000 subscribers.

One can also see difference in the products. Subscription television, Austar mobile, and AustarNet are the products that come with Austar. On the contrary, Foxtel has products that include Foxtel Digital, Foxtel iQHD, and Foxtel iQ.

The Foxtel digital service has features like pay-per-view, channels with wide screen, interactive TV/radio guide, and selected movies coming in Dolby. The Austar’s Anywhere has features such as download options.

Some of the additional features that come with Foxtel include Foxtel on PC for free downloading Foxtel programs. Austra has additional Austra for Business and Austar Broadband.

Foxtel has its headquarters in Macquarie Park, New South Wales and Moonee Ponds, Victoria. Austar has its headquarters in Sydney, New South Wales, and Gold Coast, Queensland.

Summary
1.Foxtel has both direct satellite and cable services whereas Austar, apart from these two services, also provides mobile telephone and dial-up Internet services.
2.While Foxtel is mainly available in the urban region, Austar is available in the rural and urban regions.
3.Foxtel was formed as a joint venture between News Corporation and Telstra. Foxtel Company was established in 1994. Austar was formed under name of Community Entertainment Television and is owned by Austar United Communications Limited. It was in 1994 that Austar was formed.
4.Subscription television, Austar mobile and AustarNet are the products that come with Austar. On the contrary, Foxtel has products that include Foxtel Digital, Foxtel iQHD, and Foxtel iQ.
5.Foxtel has about 1.63 million subscribers. Austar has about 750,000 subscribers.


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