Foxtel will finally be available using the internet without a cable or satellite subscription through a new service called Foxtel Play.
A similar service is already available using the Xbox 360, but there is little for the wider market -- like those without an Xbox.
Foxtel Play will bring pay TV to smartphones, tablets, internet-enabled TVs, PCs, Macs and games consoles (remembering that it's been on Xbox 360 for over a year now).
Subscriptions are monthly, with no contracts, and start at $25.
"This is a perfect new way for those people who have not yet experienced Foxtel to enjoy our popular content at flexible price points offering value to suit varying budgets and needs. Foxtel Play combines the ease and portability of internet connectivity with fantastic entertainment to welcome a whole new set of customers to Foxtel," said Foxtel CEO Richard Freudenstein.
On tablets, smartphones, PC and Mac, Foxtel Play will use the existing Foxtel Go app, which is currently only available to residential (set top box) subscribers.
Over 40 live channels will be available at launch in June, alongside more than 2000 catch up programmes.
Access to catch up programming is based on the consumer's subscription. You can only watch on-demand shows from the channels you subscribe to.
Further details were not specified. All Foxtel needs to do is remove the shackles from Foxtel Go that require a cable or satellite subscription. The app is already operating on iOS devices, PC and Mac.
Meanwhile, Internet Foxtel is already on Xbox 360 and in a basic form on Samsung TVs.
It's unknown if the Foxtel Play announcement will extend to PlayStation, TVs from different manufacturers or Android devices.
By Ben Salter