So what do Foxtel subscribers get for Nine in WIN Land on the east coast?
Do they get WIN or Nine from the nearest capital city?,
Simple. They get nothing.
For starters, Foxtel is only available in the 5 major cities, with exception to some areas like the Gold Coast and regional WA. The rest of the country, including nearly all WIN markets, is covered by Austar. These guys don't carry free-to-air on satellite at all. They rely on their trusty satellite+terrestrial set-top-box (aka MyStar) so viewers can watch their local free-to-airs and subscription channels on the same box, just like Foxtel viewers.Foxtel via Satellite:
Sydney: Only ABC1/2/3, SBS 1/2, 7, 72, 9, Go, Ten
Melbourne: Only ABC1/2/3, SBS 1/2, 7, 72, 9, Go, Ten
Brisbane: Only ABC1/2/3, SBS 1/2, 7, 72, 9, Go, Ten
Adelaide: Only ABC1/2/3, SBS 1/2
Perth: Only ABC1/2/3, SBS 1/2
Regional WA/Gold Coast: Only ABC1/2/3, SBS 1/2Foxtel via Cable:
All free-to-air channels available (incl. HD) except local D44's.
because WIN won't want to put their channel on a rival subscription TV platform. Thanks.
That was the case up until a short while ago. WIN were refusing to offer their full services on Foxtel Cable in Perth and Adelaide. However, soon after dotty arrived, they reversed that decision and now Channel 9, 9 HD and Go from WIN are available on Foxtel Cable.
As for Foxtel Satellite free-to-airs in Perth and Adelaide; Seven and Ten don't even bother with it, so it isn't just WIN.
Edited by Smacca, 19 June 2010 - 03:26 PM.