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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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