In a direct assault on BigPond and Telstra, national ISP, Internode, has launched an all-out effort to try and tempt what it claims are ‘disenfranchised’ – or BigPond ‘refugees’ – away from Telstra over the next three months with an aggressive advertising campaign mimicking Bigpond’s own campaigns.
Telstra has struck a deal with Twentieth Century Fox that will enable it to provide Twentieth Century Fox film and television titles to Telstra customers via IPTV to the T-Box, smart TVs and BigPond.com.
Hot on the heels of taking over BigPond's DVD rental business and appointing former BigPond head honcho, Justin Milne as its chairman, Quickflix (ASX: QFX) has hired another former Telstra executive as its CEO.
Although the Austar deal is yet to be done and dusted, Foxtel is ramping up its Foxtel on Xbox 360 offering nicely with the elimination of data charges for BigPond customers and the free addition of six BigPond TV channels.
The nation's biggest telco Telstra is considering dumping the email, blogging, photos and online storage platforms used by customers of its BigPond internet service provider division and migrating customers to Microsoft's Windows Live platform.