Foxtel’s Binge offers Victorians in lockdown free access for a month

Mariam Cheik-Hussein
By Mariam Cheik-Hussein | 3 July 2020

Newly-launched streaming platform Binge is offering residents re-entering strict lockdown measures in Melbourne a free month of access to the platform.

More than 300,000 people across more than 30 suburbs are now back in stage three restrictions to curb a spike in coronavirus cases in the area. This means residents can only leave their homes for essentials such as grocery shopping, health appointments and work.

In response, Foxtel’s Binge is offering new customers one month of free access, with the offer running from today till Monday.

“It’s a tough time for a lot of people in Melbourne with new restrictions and lock downs. We wanted to help where we could by making the time at home a little more entertaining,” Binge CEO Julian Ogrin says.

“We know that streaming has significantly increased during the COVID-19 pandemic with people spending more time at home. As a brand new service, BINGE is perfectly placed for those looking for fresh content with over 10,000 hours of the best drama, reality, lifestyle and movies from the world’s best creators.”

Foxtel made similar offers with its streaming platform Foxtel Now for Australians at the start of nation-wide lockdowns in March.

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