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Foxtel to finally broadcast Ten, EPG

Channel Ten has seemingly buried the hatchet with Foxtel and will allow its digital signal and EPG to be broadcast on the cable provider from September 2007.

Following the recent announcement of a free digital EPG, Channel Ten has seemingly buried the hatchet with Foxtel and will allow its digital signal and EPG to be broadcast on the cable provider from September.

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Channel Ten digital and EPG will be broadcast on Foxtel in September.

For the first time, Ten's signal will be available to FOXTEL and Foxtel iQ satellite subscribers in Brisbane, Melbourne and Geelong, Sydney and the NSW central coast.

Ever since Foxtel Digital began transmissions in 2004 it has only re-broadcast the analog version of Channel Ten and Channel Seven.

The two companies also announced that Ten's High Definition (HD) service will also be available when FOXTEL launches its own HD service in 2008.

"With this agreement, viewers will find it easier than ever to access TEN regardless of how they choose to receive their television services", said Grant Blackley, Ten's chief executive officer.

Last month, industry body Free TV announced it would make the EPG's of all digital broadcasters (excluding cable) available to all TV manufacturers to pass on to customers.

This move was seen to be a precursor to the Channel Seven-backed TiVo service, which is due to be available in Australia next year.