Subscription TV (sometimes known as ‘pay TV’) is a paid service offered by companies such as Foxtel, Telstra, Optus and TransACT.
What do I get with subscription TV?
Subscription TV offers a larger variety of channels than free-to-air services. The number of channels available depends upon your subscription level. Subscriptions often include a set up fee and a regular payment, usually monthly. Most subscription TV services include the installation of a satellite dish and set-top box. Some subscription TV services include a personal video recorder (PVR), allowing you to record, pause and rewind live TV.
Can I get digital free-to-air TV with subscription TV?
Your subscription TV provider will usually offer you digital free-to-air TV. If you’re considering subscription TV, check with the provider to find out which free-to-air channels you’ll be offered. Also, find out what will happen to your free-to-air channels if you end your contract.
For more information on being digital ready with subscription TV, see Subscription TV
in the equipment section.