The ACCC and FOXTEL have come to an understanding, a court enforceable undertaking in fact, that everyone will receive free FOXTEL! Well, not quite.

If you had seen FOXTEL’s advertising campaign during early 2012, then you probably would’ve signed up for FOXTEL in the anticipation that you were about to be the owner of a brand new and free 22-inch television. The promotion was massively oversubscribed and for many, no TV ever arrived. Travesty.

The rules say that if you make a promise to consumers you have to be able to back it up.

To make up for its naughty behaviour, FOXTEL will be giving a month’s subscription credit to affected customers. We’re still waiting for our free TV.