After picking itself up and dusting itself off, due to the recent and unfavourable copyright court decision, Telstra has now finalised pricing for their new AFL Live mobile service. AFL Footy fans seeking to watch live AFL matches on their Telstra mobile device will be able to access the Telstra AFL live mobile site using an AFL live application and choose from an array of various pricing options.
Telstra AFL live broadcast pricing starts from as little as $5 per game, however if you know that you’re going to be watching more than one game of AFL live, you may want to consider a season pass to any and all AFL matches for just $50. Other payment options include a $10 per month subscription and like the season pass, Telstra AFL live customers will have access to around 90 hours of AFL matches per week.
In contrast to the Optus TV Now service, which provides users with a delayed telecast and charges of $10 per month for 20 hours of recording, the Telstra AFL live options appear to be priced very competitively. Both Telstra and Optus do not count the AFL or TV Now streaming data toward personal data allowance either, however the one thing I cannot speculate on at the moment is the quality of service.
It remains to be seen just how good the Telstra AFL and Optus TV Now services will be both delivered, from a reliability of streaming point of view, and viewed, from a quality of service and picture viewing perspective.