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Optus and FOX SPORTS broaden the mobile playing field for sports fans
22 May 2008

Optus together with FOX SPORTS have launched the ultimate in sports mobile packs available to Optus Pre-Paid and Post-Paid 3G mobile customers.

The all new FOX SPORTS mobile packs will allow sports fans to stay on top of all the action with access to the latest sports news even when they're on the run.

AFL and NRL fans can get the inside story by signing up to Optus' Sports Fanatics Pack which includes FOX SPORTS video news content, NRL and AFL news, tips, previews and reviews.

The full FOX SPORTS news service includes video sports news, images, stats, behind the scenes stories, press conferences, updates and results from all the major sporting codes and content from FOX SPORTS popular magazine programs including:

  • Before the Bounce - check in with the team from Before the Bounce for their preview of the weekends games
  • On The Couch - join Gerard Healy On the Couch for the latest news following the weekend of AFL
  • The Back Page - the lighter side of the sporting world each week
  • Inside Rugby - tips and opinions from a team of dedicated Rugby experts
  • Inside Cricket - all the latest cricket news from Australia and around the world

Mark Mulder, General Manager, Optus Content and Portals said, "Our customers are increasingly turning to their mobiles as a PC surrogate when on the move. They are also passionate about their sports, which is why we have teamed up with FOX SPORTS, a leading and trusted brand in sports.

"With this new service, live scores, breaking news and match previews and reviews will be only a click away," Mr Mulder said.

Jon Marquard, Chief Operating Officer, FOX SPORTS said, "This is an exciting and innovative expansion for FOX SPORTS, offering Optus customers all the latest sports news direct from FOX SPORTS to their mobile phones."

For ease and convenience Optus Pre-Paid and Post-Paid 3G mobile customers can choose from three service packs designed to fulfil each fan's individual sporting needs with a dedicated AFL and NRL news package as well as a sports fanatic pack.

All pack pricing includes unlimited access to the content within the pack with no additional data charges. Standard Optus GPRS charges apply to navigate to the Service within OptusZoo.

See below for pricing packs:

$4.95 per month (AFL or NRL Video Sports Packs)
$5.95 per month (Sports Fanatic Video Pack)
$1.00 24 hour day pass (AFL or NRL Video)

Media Contacts:
Siobhan Quinn
Optus Corporate Affairs
Tel: (02) 8082 8432
Rebecca Jacobsen
Premier Media Group
Tel: (02) 9776 2554

About Optus
Optus is an Australian leader in integrated telecommunications, delivering cutting-edge communications, information technology and entertainment services. In 2001 SingTel became the parent company of Optus, paving the way to become a strong and strategic telecommunications player within the Asia-Pacific region.

About Premier Media Group
Premier Media Group is Australia's leading sports producer and broadcaster. PMG compiles and produces the FOX SPORTS TV channels, FOX SPORTS NEWS, FUELTV, How To Channel and a range of video, text and statistical content for television, mobile phone and online delivery. FOX SPORTS broadcasts an average of around 21 hours of LIVE sport per day into more than 2 million homes around Australia on subscription television with six million potential viewers through FOXTEL, AUSTAR and OPTUS TV. Premier Media Group also produces FOX SPORTS mobile phone content. The FOX SPORTS channels are also available in more than 3,600 hotels and licensed venues as well as 190,000 hotel rooms throughout Australia.<=