Less than a month after canning music channels MAX, CMC and [V], Foxtel has launched their new $10-a-month streaming service, Binge.
Joining Australia’s streaming market alongside the likes of Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime Video and Disney Plus, Binge is boasting 10,000 hours of content (scaling up to 20,000 in the next 12 months) in what looks to be a pretty impressive catalogue of titles, thanks to a multi-year agreement with WarnerMedia.
Working in a similar way to Netflix, the new streaming platform will feature shows from Sony, WarnerBros, HBO Max, FX, NBC Universal and the BBC – with some shows unavailable on any other platform. You’ll also find hit series like Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies Seinfeld, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and David Attenborough documentaries, and films like Fast & Furious, Jurassic Park, Mission Impossible and DC Universe collections.
Foxtel also recently obtained exclusive rights to air HBO Max content in Australia, so if you want to glimpse shows like the Gossip Girl reboot, Tokyo Vice or Adventure Time: Distant Lands, you’ll need a subscription for Binge.
“There has been a lot of speculation about our new streaming service and its name, and we are pleased to finally be ready for the big reveal to Australia next week,” Foxtel Group CEO Patrick Delany said in a statement.
“It brings an exciting new brand to younger streaming audiences with a very different and compelling product experience, and a distinctly curated mix of the best drama and movies from the world’s best entertainment brands,” Delany said.
It also includes a ‘Surprise Me’ feature where a film or television show will appear on screen at random to help viewers who can’t decide what to watch.
Foxtel’s new streaming service is available now. You can trial it for free for 14 days or sign up from $10 a month here.