iiNet fetches new Fetch TV deal
Fetch TV is back on the video menu for iiNet customers.
Prior to its acquisition by TPG, one of iiNet’s clear differentiators was its offer of the Fetch TV PVR to qualifying broadband customers. When TPG took over, the Fetch TV deal was rapidly discontinued, leaving Optus as the primary ISP backer of the Australian PVR brand.
TPG was tipped earlier in the year to be launching new Fetch TV plans and it has now done so, albeit not via its own TPG brand.
Instead, the Fetch TV is back on the menu for iiNet broadband customers, via the Fetch TV Mini set top box. iiNet will supply Fetch TV Mini boxes for $99 outright, and then provide service on top of existing iiNet broadband packages for either $5 per month for the basic iiNet TV with Fetch pack, or with a wider range of channels under the iiNet TV with Fetch + Entertainment Plus Pack for $24.95. Either option is provides on a month-to-month basis.
The basic pack allows for catchup TV as well as movie purchase and rental, along with streaming apps for Netflix and Stan. The Entertainment Plus pack gives you access to Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo People, ESPN, ESPN2, E, Style, Universal Channel, SyFy, TV Hits!, BBC First, BBC UKTV, BBC Knowledge, BBC World News, Comedy Central, Spike, Egg Network, MTV, MTV Music, MTV Dance, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, CNN, C Music TV, Ovation, Baby TV, Fashion TV, ACCTV, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, CNBC, Channel NewsAsia, NDTV, Euronews, France24 and CCTV News.
The Fetch TV Mini is the smaller sibling of the larger Fetch Mighty PVR which focuses on streaming primarily. While it can take in a digital TV signal, its storage is limited to allowing simple play/pause functionality for live TV, rather than recording programs for later watching.