Learn if the end of the D2 Satellite steam will impact you.

D2 Satellite decommission | March 31

At GOOD, we know it’s not always easy to understand the tech talk behind all the ways you can watch GOOD. This page will help you determine if the end of the Optus D2 Satellite Stream will impact your viewing. 

Why is this change happening?

Optus has provided the D2 Satellite stream for use by broadcasters across Australia and New Zealand since 2007, This service enabled viewers to access GOOD’s Live broadcast via a satellite dish and set-top box installed in their homes. Unfortunately, Optus has confirmed that as of March 31, 2023, this satellite stream will be decommissioned. This means that GOOD, along with a range of other broadcasters, will no longer be available to be watched via the D2 satellite service from this date.

In an effort to keep GOOD available for free, for all viewers, GOOD will not be investing in the infrastructures required to transition to another satellite service like VAST or Intelsat 19. We will instead continue to improve the technology needed to get GOOD into even more homes around the country, using a number of other streaming services and content delivery options.

For most of our viewers, this change will have no impact, and you will be able to continue to watch GOOD in the same way you are now. If you are not sure, use the checklist below to help confirm if you are affected.

This change WON’T impact these viewers:

  • You’re watching via a Foxtel Subscription
    • you have a “Foxtel” branded remote & a box connected to your TV
    • you receive the Foxtel Magazine/Program Guide in your mail
    • you receive regular billing from Foxtel
  • You’re watching via FetchTV
    • you have a “Fetch” branded remote & box connected to your TV
    • you may have arranged Fetch as part of your internet bundle or bought the Fetch box from an electronics store
  • You’re watching online using watchgood.com or feelgood.watchgood.com in your internet browser.
  • You’re watching via the GOOD App on a Smart TV, Apple TV, Smartphone or Tablet 

These viewers WILL be impacted by this change and will no longer be able to use their set-top boxes to watch GOOD as of March 31, 2023.

  • You’re watching via an Instal-Life Satellite connection:
    • you have an “Instal-life” branded remote & a box connected to your TV
    • you may have organised your connection through: mychristiantv.com.au
    • you receive emails/mail from Instal-Life
    • you may be contributing with monthly payments to Instal-life’s Missions Plan subscription service.
  • You have had a satellite dish and set-top box installed by an electrician or TV installer.
  • You have purchased a satellite dish and set-top box from an electronics retailer and installed these yourself.

What to do if these changes will impact you and you won’t be able to watch after March 31st 2023?

There are many ways you can still enjoy watching GOOD. Some options include:

  • Download the free GOOD app on your Android-enabled smart TV or Apple TV device. This is the easiest way to access everything you love on GOOD. Simply search the app store on your smart TV for GOOD, download, sign in and enjoy.
  • Purchase a Chromecast with Google TV. These cost-effective, easy-to-install devices connect to the internet and turn any TV into an Android smart TV via a standard HDMI connection. This gives you easy access to the free GOOD app right on your TV. Find out more and purchase one here.
  • Get a Fetch set-top box. You may be able to organise with your internet service provider to add a Fetch box to your account or purchase one from an electronics retailer. A Fetch box is very similar to a satellite set-top box, giving you access to free-to-air channels and other streaming providers all in one easy-to-use package. Getting GOOD on your Fetch box is free and can be easily activated anytime. Visit www.fetchtv.com.au to find out more
  • Check out all the other ways you can watch GOOD here

If you are still not sure if you will be impacted by these changes, request a support phone call from GOOD to help review your current connection.

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