Foxtel goes full Game of Thrones in streaming war

The battle for worldwide streaming supremacy looks like a fast-motion version of Westeros. Foxtel's latest deal gives it Binge, a new streamer which even has The Game of Thrones.

You have to hand it to Foxtel. It just won’t lie down. As of today it is the owner of a streaming service which looks just like every other streaming service, available outside Foxtel technology, so branded around binge watching it is called Binge.

The key to Binge content is a deal between Foxtel and WarnerMedia announced on May 6. Foxtel now has exclusive rights to all HBO material, most of the new HBO Max projects, and extends exclusive licenses for Warner Bros.TV and non-exclusive rights for Warner Bros. extensive movies catalogue.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.