Foxtel is under the pump right now, their call centre is overwhelmed by people calling to alter or even cancel their packages as hard times hit many Aussie households.

CEO Patrick Delaney apologised to customers and asked for patience as they freed up resources to deal with the overwhelming demand.

At the same time, just last week it was announced that those on the lower package plans with limited channel access were getting a boost to their channel numbers, access to Drama, Entertainment and more.

Sadly, that left some people complaining that they were paying full freight and getting nothing.

Not quite in response, but perhaps as a sign of just how reliant Foxtel is on Live Sport – today, Foxtel has offered the Movies package to customers signed up to Sport.

Here’s how they word it:

While we miss live sport, all our Sports subscribers will have access to the Movies pack until 30 June 2020 on us. You can also continue to enjoy the Sports Pack with a combination of sports archive specials, new sport documentaries and more.

With Foxtel Movies you’ll have access to thousands of hours of movies, to make things a little easier to keep the family entertained at home. Discover new blockbuster movies from Hollywood studios, old favourites and constant new titles added every month. Whether you’re into Action adventures, award winning Drama, want a laugh with a Comedy, need a family friendly flick for the Kids, want to fall in love with a Romance or be on the edge of your seat with a Thriller. You’ll always find something great to watch with our wide selection of Movies available to watch live on 10 ad-break free channels or anytime On Demand. Settle in with a new movie at home tonight.

  • Foxtel’s ten dedicated Movies channels – Movies Premiere, Movies Kids, Movies Family, Movies Action, Movies Comedy, Movies Drama, Movies Thriller, Movies Hits, Movies Greats and Movies Romance.
  • Thousands of hours of movies on demand1 drawn from Foxtel’s movies catalogue of over 1,000 movies.
  • Continued access to Sport while major sports codes are on pause with a refreshed sports line up including archive specials, new documentaries, pop-up channels and live shows with the best personalities.

Find out more about Foxtel Movies here.
Foxtel Now customers find out more about Movies here

So, If you’ve got the sports package but didn’t have Movies – enjoy some flix to take your mind of the world around us…

If you’re paying for the full package, stop complaining about what other people are getting.