Australia’s Telstra plans to rollout the Telstra T-Box later this month, bringing HD free-to-air TV, BigPond TV and YouTube videos to one set top box and one remote. BigPond TV includes seven sports, news and music channels plus a library of on-demand videos. BigPond content is unmetered and exclusive for BigPond customers with no monthly subscription fees on top of their regular Internet connection.?
“Internet connectivity is the biggest thing on TV since the launch of cable television, opening the door to boundless options for on-demand entertainment, and Telstra’s new T-Box is the best way to access it all,” said Telstra CEO David Thodey in a statement. “Our line-up of downloadable BigPond movies has been expanded for the T-Box launch, with more than 1,300 titles from Hollywood’s biggest studios."
“T-Box also enhances free-to-air TV by working as a personal video recorder, meaning customers can record, pause and rewind live TV or watch one channel while recording another. It has 320GB of storage and an easy-to-read seven day TV guide, making recording and viewing programs simple,” he said.
T-Box, with full personal video recorder functionality, twin HD tuners and 320GB of hard drive storage, will be priced at $299 outright, or eligible customers can add it to one of Telstra’s bundles and pay it off in installments over 24 months.
The T-Box provides HDMI, composite and component video connections to the TV and requires a high speed BigPond broadband connection.