Optus goes IPTV with FetchTV

Australian telco Optus is partnering with FetchTV jointly to develop an IPTV service with integrated mobile functionality for smartphones and tablet devices.

The service is scheduled for launch in the second half of 2011 and is part of Optus’s broader TV strategy to develop a suite of converged video services, delivering choice and control for customers whether they’re at home or on the move.

Austin R Bryan, Director, Optus Digital Media, noted that the way people view and engage with video content is changing rapidly. “Optus wants to be at the forefront of this change which is why we’re partnering with FetchTV to develop a unique TV offering across multiple devices,” he explained.

Scott Lorson, CEO, FetchTV said that FetchTV had spent the past three years developing advanced IPTV capabilities and a compelling catalogue of content, and described the partnership as “a significant milestone for FetchTV”.

Pricing and specific details of the Optus service will be available closer to launch.

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