I usually ignore milestones. This milestone is worth a mention. Thanks to everyone who has read & provided valuable feedback for Petesmusic’s Blog so far. More content to come. Watch for any updates.
The 2021 Academy Awards (Oscars) was held at Union Station, Los Angeles instead of Kodak Theatre (then Dolby Theatre), Los Angeles on April 25, 2021.
The 2022 Oscars will be at the Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles on March 27, 2022. For a Oscars nomination, the film had to be released from March 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.
A film called “The Power of the Dog” has the most nominations for this year with a number of 12 nominations.
Thanks Wikipedia for research relating to this article.
I have decided with not getting the National Broadband Network in Australia was not to subscribe to the Foxtel cable service by Foxtel & instead get Foxtel Now (formerly Foxtel Play) which uses an online connection to get a set of Foxtel channels. The main difference between Foxtel and Foxtel Now is the prices you pay & the number of channels you receive. The packages you get on Foxtel and Foxtel Now are completely different. With Foxtel, you need a set top box. I am currently using Foxtel Now through the Samsung smart Blu- Ray Player. No need for a professional installation. Can use Foxtel Now as well on the personal computer & get the Smart phone app if I want to. Foxtel Now for people who live in the United Kingdom & Ireland is Australia’s version of Now TV.
With Foxtel Now, there a few base packs to choose from:
- Pop pack
- Lifestyle pack
- Drama pack
- Docos pack
- Kids pack
You can use every pack on a one month trial before choosing to pay for any of the packs. You can either choose from one base pack or choose every base pack after the one month trial. For financial reasons, I have chosen the Pop pack because I like the programs more with this pack compared with the other starter packs. The Pop pack & Drama pack by themselves cost $A15 per month while the Kids pack, Docos pack & the Lifestyle pack costs $A10 per month. Not to forget the Pop pack & the Drama pack combined costs $A25 per month.
With the Pop pack, the channels you receive are:
In addition of the base pack(s), you can choose the next tier:
- Sports pack ($A29 per month)
- Movies pack ($A20 per month)
You can either choose wither the Sports pack or the Movies pack or both packs but must get the base pack(s) first. Included if you pick one of the packs as the minimum are the channels you receive in addition:
- Fox Sports News
- Sky News Live
- Sky News Business
- Sky News Weather
- Sky News Extra
- Sky News UK
- Fox News Channel
- [V] Hits
The main positive with Foxtel Now is the opportunity to watch channels like Showcase & The Comedy Channel through a pack worth $A15 per month. With Foxtel, to get those very channels would cost a lot more money in a month. The main drawback is I feel is the cutting the number of channels that were available from Foxtel Now earlier this year. For more information, go to the Foxtel Now website.
NOTE: This information is only related to the Australian market. This is an independent review & I have no relationship with Foxtel as an employee or contractor. This post has all the information updated as at May 28 in 2018 from the original post from December 20 in 2017.
Welcome back everyone. I have not being able to do a post for personal reasons & health reasons. I do thank everyone for their interest in the past blog posts.
I have being a subscriber of Optus TV featuring Foxtel in Australia for quite a while now. I used to be a Foxtel subscriber in Australia as well. I still have pay TV but with a reduced plan these days. I used to have the Sports pack but had to drop the plan for financial reasons. Till this month, the Sports pack was $25 but has being increased to $29. Foxtel have being claiming they had to increase the price of the Sports pack due to the price of production costs. My current plan is the lowest plan which is called the Entertainment plan which is the $25 plan plus the high definition viewing tax of $10. It is handy there for free to air reception & watching the news channels that are available on this pack. I feel it is best available option for me at the present time since I have very horrible free to air television reception via the indoor antenna that I have. All prices in this article are all in Australian dollars. Bye for now & have a good day.
The biggest news in music from a number of sources is all The Beatles’ music is on available on all streaming services from Christmas Eve 2015. It is already available in Australia and major markets like the UK and the USA. This includes all the music catalogue. This is a chance for the current generation to listen to the sounds of The Beatles.
So far the main players in the streaming market are Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Tidal and Microsoft’s Groove.
I have no commercial interest myself which is related to The Beatles. It is happy holidays from myself Peter from Sydney, Australia.
I do apologise that I said that the First Ashes Test is in city of Swansea in Wales. I do correct myself to say it will be held in the city of Cardiff in Wales. This is Cardiff’s second ever Ashes Test. The first Ashes Test was held in 2009.