Foxtel has announced its firstservice via the iQ2, which enables customers to download TV and movies through the box's Ethernet connection.
The new service supplements the existingOn Demand service and now offers hundreds of extra movies and up to a thousand TV shows.
TV shows are available for AU$2.95 each and users can download entire series of shows such as Mad Men, Summer Heights High and Australia's Next Top Model (including, presumably, the now-famous gaffe).
Downloaded movies are now available in a separate Movie Library On Demand for AU$3.95 each.
All downloadable content is in standard definition and counts against your download quota with your ISP. Customers with BigPond will receive unmetered usage.
If you have Foxtel iQ2 you will need to connect an Ethernet cable to the back of your device, make sure you have the update or, and ring Foxtel on 131 999 to activate it. Users of the upgraded iQ with Ethernet will be enabled in December 2010.
This is the first time Foxtel has enabled usage of internet content, and last year Foxtel's Patrick Delany explained that the company's iQ2Go backup service would. But no word yet as to whether this is still in development.