The ben­e­fits of satel­lite de­liv­ery

SmartHouse - - CONTENT - Writ­ten by DAVID RICHARDS

As tech­nol­ogy evolves or­gan­i­sa­tions like Fox­tel have moved to ex­pand their de­liv­ery of con­tent via satel­lites or­bit­ing over Aus­tralia and their new iQ4 set top box.

Dur­ing the past decade satel­lite tech­nol­ogy has been de­vel­oped to the ex­tent that it is fast be­com­ing a key part of com­mu­ni­ca­tion net­works around the world.

TV sta­tions in Aus­tralia have been us­ing satel­lites to stream live cov­er­age of royal wed­dings, big foot­ball matches and break­ing news events for years.

Now Fox­tel is us­ing the lat­est in satel­lite tech­nol­ogy to de­liver their new 4K real time Ul­tra High Def­i­ni­tion chan­nel to Aus­tralian house­holds who want the most dra­matic 4K cut­ting edge con­tent de­liv­ered to their new TV’s.#

If you have pur­chased an el­i­gi­ble 4K UHD TV you can now get real time and live high def­i­ni­tion cricket, mo­tor rac­ing and foot­ball cov­er­age as well as movies and doc­u­men­taries that these TV’s have been de­signed for.

The new iQ4 box har­nesses a fast, sta­ble satel­lite con­nec­tion, which will en­sure con­tin­ued oper­a­tion af­ter Tel­stra’s ca­ble ceases in 2023.

Tel­stra’s cur­rent agree­ment to bring Fox­tel sub­scribers us­ing the car­ri­ers ca­ble net­work ex­pires in 2023, and, with the vast ma­jor­ity of their sub­scribers al­ready ben­e­fit­ting from satel­lite, they are tak­ing the op­por­tu­nity to sim­plify things us­ing more ef­fi­cient tech­nolo­gies like stream­ing and satel­lite de­liv­ery.

With some cus­tomers still on the older ca­ble sys­tem, Fox­tel have started to up­grade sub­scribers to the more sta­ble, high per­for­mance satel­lite sys­tem.

Cus­tomers who are on ca­ble won’t be au­to­mat­i­cally swapped over for a few more years, un­less you call in and ask to switch early or you have cho­sen to in­vest in the new Fox­tel iQ4 box and view 4K con­tent that is sig­nif­i­cantly su­pe­rior to HD con­tent cur­rently be­ing de­liv­ered for live sport­ing events by free to air net­works.

#Re­quires iQ4 set top box, com­pat­i­ble HDMI ca­ble and com­pat­i­ble 4K TV. Avail­able with Sports + HD packs.

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