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IndustrySubscription Television
SuccessorFoxtel Networks
Defunct24 May 2012
Area served
ProductsSubscription Television Channels
OwnerNews Corporation (50%) & Telstra (50%)
Number of employees

XYZnetworks was an Australian media company that owned, operated and distributed eleven subscription television channels in Australia. XYZnetworks was jointly owned by Foxtel and Austar. Based in Sydney, they had roughly 170 employees, with offices in North Ryde.[1]

Some of the channels owned by XYZnetworks included:

XYZnetworks also distributed Discovery Channel and jointly owned Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. XYZ operated Arena until 1 October 2007, when it became a channel wholly operated by parent company Foxtel, with XYZ still owning the channel.

On 24 May 2012, Foxtel and Austar merged resulting in Foxtel wholly owning XYZ Networks, resulting in Foxtel closing XYZ and moving all channels to Foxtel Networks.[2][3]


  1. ^ XYZ Networks: Home Archived 17 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Foxtel completes Austar merger|TV Tonight". David Knox. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Foxtel, Austar spells end for XYZ|News|C21Media". 'Jesse Whittock'. Retrieved 25 May 2012.

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