Fetch TV

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Fetch TV
Independent Pay TV Provider
Industry Internet television
Founded July 2010
Headquarters Pymble, Sydney, Australia
Area served
Australia
Products Independent, IPTV, Pay television, Pay-per-view
Slogan Show TV who's boss!
Website www.fetchtv.com.au

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,[1] 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.[2] The service resumed on 23 September 2015 after renegotiations.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6] In response the company says it has strategies in place to produce success and increase its subscription base significantly.[7][8]

Subscription channels[edit]

Fetch TV has broadcast rights to channels from Viacom, BBC Worldwide, NBCUniversal, Disney & Scripps. As of July 2016, adding FTA channels, the following channels are offered through Fetch TV:[9]

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.

Former Channels[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New FetchTV box + service: Review: It's a game changer". Delimiter. LeMay & Galt Media. 3 April 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "TPG forces iiNet to dump Fetch TV". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2015-12-24. 
  3. ^ "TPG lets iiNet resume Fetch TV sales". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2015-12-24. 
  4. ^ Turner, Adam (16 February 2014). "etch TV v Telstra T-Box: which is the best PVR?". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "FetchTV: An updated review for 2012". Delimiter. LeMay & Galt Media. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Ramli, David (25 January 2014). "Optus, iiNet join Fetch in ad campaign". Australian Financial Review. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Polites, Harrison (22 July 2013). "Poor metrics cast shadow over Fetch TV's growth plans". Technology Spectator. Business Spectator Pty Ltd. 
  8. ^ Hutchinson, James (11 May 2011). "FetchTV eyes top 10 ISPs to take on Telstra". Computerworld. IDG Communications. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  9. ^ http://www.fetchtv.com.au/announcement

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