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A Brief History

November 2005

OPTUS launches a digital offering to its subscribers

March 2005

FOXTEL IQ (FOXTEL's personal digital recorder) is launched

March 2004

AUSTAR relaunches its digital services as AUSTAR Digital offering new services and channels

March 2004

FOXTEL Digital is launched introducing digital television and services to FOXTEL subscribers

May 1998

Australis ceases to operate

November 2002

ACCC approves content sharing between OPTUS Television (previously OPTUS Vision) and FOXTEL

March 1999

Foxtel launches satellite service

July 1998

AUSTAR acquires East Coast Television following Australis' demise

October 1995

FOXTEL service commences

September 1995

OPTUS VISION service commences

August 1995

AUSTAR service commences

January 1995

Australis, branded as Galaxy, distributes Australia’s first broadcast subscription television service to Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney

October 1992

New broadcasting legislation introduced to allow new sectors of broadcast services – the first competition for incumbent TV and radio broadcasters in almost 40 years

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