news Foxtel is offering a discounted subscription to its Premium plan for the broadcast of HBO’s much anticipated Game of Thrones Season 6, which the company will commence airing on Monday, 25 April.
Customers who sign up to Foxtel Play between 18 and 29 April will be able add Premium Movies and Drama to their first $25 a month “genre pick” for only $5 extra a month for the first three months. Unfortunately, customers that already subscribe to Premium Movies and Drama are not eligible for the offer.
As well as the latest season, subscribers will also be able to catch up with Game of Thrones seasons 1-5 via the company’s on-demand service, Foxtel Anytime.
In addition to Game of Thrones, a library of other premium dramas will be available including, Veep (Series 5), Orange is the New Black (Series 4), Penny Dreadful (Series 3), Hap and Leonard (Series 1), Turn: Washington’s Spies (Series 3) and the popular Throne Cast, which recaps on the previous episode.
Customers will also have access to Foxtel’s BoxSets channel, which features a number of dramas, along with blockbuster and library movies as part of the subscription.
Game of Thrones has seen unprecedented popularity on its service, Foxtel said, with Season 5 achieving nearly 900,000 viewers on average – up 57% on Season 4.
The show has also received widespread acclaim from critics, although frequent use of nudity and violence has brought some criticism. The series has won 26 Primetime Emmy Awards and many other awards and nominations.
Foxtel Play enables customers with a broadband connection to stream and watch content from a range of devices, including eligible Samsung, Sony and LG Smart TVs, games consoles, some Samsung Blu-Ray and home theatre systems, and PC and Mac computers. Those with smart phones and tablets may be able to use the service via the free Foxtel Go app.
Customers get instant access to content within minutes of signing up and can subscribe by the month and pay as you go without lock-in contracts.
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