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The other morning my iQ3 did a software update and I noticed that the Freeview channels became quite complicated.

They’re now named like this:

100 - NBN
107 - Prime7 Northern, Newcastle
110 - Southern Cross TEN Northern NSW
131 - SC ELEVEN, Northern NSW
137 - 7TWO NSW
139 - 9Go!
207 - 7mate on Prime NSW
210 - ONE Southern NSW


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Mumbrella reporting that up to 100 staff have been let go at Foxtel today, most in call centres.

Ours has done the same, still havent added SBS Food either :frowning:

Is iQ3 working any good now? I sent mine back and downgraded (upgraded I feel) back to iQ2.

I did the same out of frustration with the iq3 going to sleep and not waking up (even for timed recordings) so had to power off at wall and do a full rescan every time I wanted to watch something!

Next to no issues with mine. It still has some menu lag, apart from that the only issue I had was it froze once when I was watching Hopman Cup on 7mate.

The last update did change the FTA names for me.

the only issue I used to have was when deleting programs recorded from iQ3, it could take a minute or so to delete - after the most recent software update, it’s perfect.

I read somewhere on their community forums that SBSF won’t be happening - daresay because LifeStyle FOOD would be annoyed.

hang on!

Might have spoken too early there - it’s showing up on my Online Guide at D143

yep just checked, screening on D143

Thanks Foxtel :slightly_smiling:

2 things of note in the February Foxtel mag:

1 - no more daily sports listings (NOT happy)
2 - from Feb 29, new channel called “YESSHOP” on D180 (YAY! Not.)

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Ten and Foxtel will have their content played in shopping centres - more in this thread.

Foxtel hasn’t announced any new drama series or mini-series for this year. Its all stuff they held over from last year. They still haven’t aired the Kittering Incident.

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no more daily sports listings (NOT happy)[/quote]
Starting times for sporting events around the world change frequently with little notice and it is always hard for Foxtel to publish an advance schedule.

Yes they have…the miniseries set in Canberra written by Chris Uhulmann … Can’t remember the name of it.

I couldn’t give two hoots and nor can all the people complaining on their facebook page. Leave the listings in. Yes we get it’s subject to change often, but we still like to know when certain sports are likely to be on.

Secret City. Airs in March.

That was announced a long time ago. I’m talking about original programs that should be airing mid to end of year.

Foxtel will make history in 2016 with a record breaking line-up of live Australian sport on FOX SPORTS featuring every game LIVE, in High Definition, and ad-break free of NRL, AFL, Super Rugby, A-League and NBL and as well as every race, practice and qualifying session of Formula 1 and V8s.

Also in 2016, Foxtel’s sports channels – FOX SPORTS, ESPN, Eurosport and Sky Racing – will broadcast hours of live and exclusive coverage for subscribers across major sports including golf, cricket, tennis, cycling, racing, surfing, netball, NBA and NFL.

Only on Foxtel will Australians see this huge comprehensive line-up of the major sporting codes live – for the first time ever – every game, every team, every week.

Richard Freudenstein, Foxtel CEO said: “Foxtel is very proud to start 2016 with such a strong must-have exclusive sport offering for our customers. We are thrilled to bring the best viewing experience possible with a fantastic line-up our subscribers around the country have not had before.

“We’ve worked incredibly hard with our channel partners and the sporting codes to bring sports fans what they love most across NRL, AFL, Rugby, Motorsport and more. To be able to offer, for the first time, every footy team, every round, live, ad-break free and available in HD is a game changer for Foxtel in 2016.”

Patrick Delany, FOX SPORTS CEO said: “2016 will see in a new era for sports fans, with the ability to showcase every NRL game live reinforcing our commitment to delivering the biggest and best sports coverage in Australia. Uninterrupted broadcasts during play of all Australia’s most scintillating sports, enthusiastically overseen by the most respected presenting teams on TV, will make FOX SPORTS everyone’s essential sporting companion across the action-packed year ahead.”

Foxtel and FOX SPORTS will launch a major marketing and promotional campaign on Sunday, February 7 to launch the 2016 sports season. The “FOXSporting Nation” campaign reminds all Aussies that we are a sport loving country, and home to some of the most remarkable sporting legends of all times.

The campaign will feature a series of television commercials, print campaigns and above the line marketing to promote the incredible line-up of sport Foxtel has to offer Australians in 2016.

Brian Walsh, Foxtel Executive Director of Television, said: “Foxtel has an absolute focus on promoting our extensive sports content throughout 2016. Sport, for us, is an absolute differentiator in this market. Our new campaign will target a number of touch points, including an extensive on air campaign featuring a number of Foxtel personalities and sports stars. The intention is for this work to unfold as a key marketing and promotional pillar for the year. Together with our expanded local production slate across Lifestyle, Drama, News and Entertainment, we now have Foxtel’s most solid content offering of all time.”

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