Australian pay-TV operator Optus is linking with OTT supplier Fetch TV to offer would-be subscribers a number of low-cost packages of channels and downloaded content.
At a cost of A$9.95 (€7.45) subscribers get a 1 Terabyte set-top box that can record, pause and replay free-to-air and digital channels, as well as tap into Fetch TV’s Movie Box system which includes 30 on-demand movies a month.
Fetch TV and Optus say that with only 33 per cent of Australian’s currently buying into pay-TV, there is plenty of scope for a low-cost service. Subscription TV packs will also be available for just $6.95 per month. The initial packs available will be Kids, Music TV and Factual, with more genres and World Channels (foreign language channels) to be added soon.
Austin R Bryan, Director, Optus Digital Media said, “With an increasingly strong content line-up, thanks to our partners at FetchTV, and an innovative user interface and functionality, Optus MeTV with fetch allows Australians to enjoy a great experience through the content they love, at a time convenient to them.”
Optus MeTV also lets viewers access the new YouTube on TV application, play games, check the weather and connect to social media applications such as Facebook and Twitter – at no extra cost. Exclusive Optus digital apps such as Optus News will also be integrated into the Internet TV service, whilst popular mobile apps such as Go Places and Smart Safe will soon be made available through Optus MeTV.