I am a Foxtel SD subscriber.
Really, I am. Because there is no other cable companies. Except it isn't a cable company any more, forcing people to move to satellite reception. And Austar doesn't count, they're basically an arm of Foxtel by now.
So what do I get for my money? Yes, I get access to *some* channels I want to see, and a s*tload I could not care about. And only so long as I watch them on Foxtel-approved hardware (i.e., their own) because they've now locked things down to not only having a Foxtel decoding card, but it must be in a Foxtel decoder.
Which means I can't watch Foxtel through my HTPC the same as I can free-to-air. So, more hardware, more remotes, and having to swap inputs on my amp.
But what about their website offering? Only if you watch through a web browser - forget trying to get it streamed to any HTPC software.
"On demand"? Don't make me laugh - I'd have to upgrade to a more expensive-to-hire Foxtel box. *And* connect it to my ISP. I don't think so. Ditto with HD or recording options.
Portable devices? Absolutely, so long as by "portable" you mean "iOS".
So no, as far as I am concerned Foxtel is NOWHERE near having made things easy for me to watch where, when and how *I* want.