Foxtel Play launches on PlayStation®3
Expanding the suite of digital entertainment services on PS3, coming soon to PS4
Sydney, 1st April, 2014 – Sony Computer Entertainment Australia (SCE Aust.) is pleased to welcome Foxtel Play to its entertainment service portfolio. Today marks the launch of Foxtel Play for PlayStation®3 (PS3™) owners, with the service coming soon to the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) system, Australia’s number one next generation home console1.
Just in time for the 7 April Game of Thrones Season 4* premiere on showcase, the addition of Foxtel Play to the PS3 entertainment service offering means that the 2 million Australians that own a PS32 can use their console to subscribe to Foxtel Play’s great line up of programming. Owners can download the Foxtel Play app using a PlayStation®Network (PSN) account.
“Whether it’s music, TV, movies or games, PlayStation fans love all forms of digital entertainment and we remain committed to delivering the most immersive digital entertainment experiences on our platforms through PlayStation Network,” said Michael Ephraim, Managing Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Australia. “Foxtel Play is a fantastic addition to our suite of entertainment services, one that all the family can enjoy.”
Rohan Lund, Foxtel’s Chief Operating Officer, said, “We’re thrilled to continue our drive to expand availability of Foxtel Play for Australian subscribers. With the addition of PS3, that expansion just got a massive boost for the 2 million Australians already enjoying great digital experiences on their PlayStation 3 consoles. Today that experience gets even better.”
Foxtel Play on PS3 also comes as Foxtel begins its drive to increase the number of Complete Seasons available, on-demand, to subscribers. Foxtel has upped its offering to a record 13 Complete Seasons from 11 programs, which means access to an even bigger library of Complete Seasons from popular shows including seasons two and three of fantasy series Game of Thrones and seasons one and two of comedy series Veep available on showcase; season one of critically acclaimed prison drama Wentworth available on SoHo; and season one of Coast Australia available on History.
1 Cumulative next generation unit sales from November launch up to week ending 23rd March 2014; The NPD Group Australia
2 Total PS3 console sales to date including retail and business-to-business channels