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|Independent Pay TV Provider|
|Headquarters||Pymble, Sydney, Australia|
|Products||Independent, IPTV, Pay television, Pay-per-view|
|Slogan||Show TV who's boss!|
Fetch TV is an Australian Internet Protocol television (IPTV) founded in July 2010, operating a subscription television service over a user's regular internet service. Fetch TV launched in 2010, backed by its Malaysian parent Astro All Asia Networks, which owns 40%. Fetch TV can be purchased at retailers Harvey Norman and Domayne and through Australian ISP's (Internet Service Providers) such as Optus, Dodo and SlimTel. The service ceased to be sold online through iiNet and its subsidiaries Internode, Westnet, Adam Internet and TransACT following a takeover by TPG on 26 August 2015, but can still be purchased via phone sales. The service resumed on 23 September 2015 after renegotiations.
Fetch TV provides a set top box with a digital TV tuner, personal video recorder and up to 35 subscription channels, radio, video on demand, pay per view movies, web applications, and a mobile app.
On 16 February 2015, Fetch TV announced plans to become the first Australian pay-TV provider to integrate the Netflix service into its platform, allowing users with a separate Netflix subscription to access Netflix content though the Fetch TV set-top box.
The service is delivered by either multicast or ITLS adaptive bitrate streaming. The minimum internet sync speed required varies by ISP delivery method. The majority of Fetch TV content is unmetered when delivered over a broadband connection from a Fetch TV ISP partner.
Fetch TV Australia faces significant opposition in the market place from competitors such as Foxtel and Telstra T-Box, leading to comments by mainstream technology and financial media sources that the service needs to ramp up its subscriber base to progress. In response the company says it has strategies in place to produce success and increase its subscription base significantly.
- ACC TV
- Al Jazeera English
- Baby TV1
- BBC First
- BBC Knowledge
- BBC UKTV
- BBC World News
- BeIN Sports
- CCTV News
- Celestial Classic Movies
- Channel NewsAsia
- CNBC Australia
- C Music TV
- Channel NewsAsia
- Disney Channel
- Disney Junior
- Food Network12
- Comedy Central
- Fashion TV
- France 241
- Hillsong Channel
- Horse & Country TV1
- MTV Music
- MTV Dance
- National Geographic Channel
- Nat Geo People
- NDTV 24x7
- News18 India
- Nat Geo Wild
- Nick Jr
- Optus Sports 1-10
- Style Network
- Travel Channel1
- Universal Channel
Note: 1 These channels are exclusively available through Fetch TV in Australia.
2 This channel is an different version to the one proven by SBS on free-to-air television.
- MTV Classic (replaced by Comedy Central)
- Animal Planet
- Fox Sports News (replaced by TVH!TS)
- Discovery Home & Health
- DW (Deutsche Welle)
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