Fetch TV To Add Skinny Bundles
Australia’s Fetch TV has revamped its channel packaging and pricing, introducing four skinny bundles at A$6 (US$4.6) each.
The four packs, each offering between 9 and 16 channels, include the 39 linear services in Fetch’s existing Entertainment Pack as well as 10 new additions to the platform.
Subscribers can also buy an Ultimate Pack, combining the four skinny bundles, at A$20 per month.
Fetch's Entertainment Pack retails at A$15-20/month, depending on a subscriber’s service provider.
Fetch TV sells its services through local telcos and retailers, positioning itself as an alternative to Foxtel, Australia's incubment pay-TV operator.
Press release from Fetch TV below:
Fetch TV Goes “Skinny”, With The Introduction Of New $6 Channel Packs
Ten more premium channels added for the launch of the new packs.
Fetch TV today announces the introduction of four “Skinny" channel packs, along with the addition of ten more premium channels. The new packs, available from Monday and priced at $6 each per month, are Kids (10 channels), Knowledge (17), Vibe (13) and Variety (9).
A new Ultimate Pack comprising all 49 channels is now also available for the discounted price of $20 pm. Existing subscribers will have the option to remain on their current pack, or migrate to the new packs. The new “Skinny” packs include premium content from leading channel providers including Disney, ESPN, BBC, NBCUniversal, Viacom, Nickelodeon, Turner, Fox Networks Group, and Scripps among others.
Scott Lorson, CEO Fetch TV said “Fetch TV and our partners are committed to growing the Australian Pay TV market by offering unprecedented choice and value. In response to overwhelming consumer feedback, we have gone ‘skinny’ with the introduction of premium channel packs for just $6 per month. These packs usher in a new era of choice and competition, and are expected to cement Fetch TV’s position in the market and fuel our next wave of growth."
The new packs will include ten channels, not currently available in the existing Fetch TV Entertainment Pack. These are; Disney XD, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, CBeebies, ZooMoo, 13th Street, MTV Classic, 111 Very Funny, Edge Sports, and Garage TV. Additional channel launches are planned for later in 2017.
Lorson said “Fetch TV subscribers have come to expect frequent additions to our content offering. Today represents another major milestone, as we add ten more premium channels to the Fetch TV content packs, with more to come.”
Fetch TV is Australia’s second largest pay TV platform, offering subscribers easy access to content in varying formats from a wide range of providers on one interface. There are two set-top-boxes available, the Mighty (4 tuner,1 TB PVR, 4K capable) and the Mini (streaming box including 1 free-to-air tuner). The Fetch TV service combines free-to-air TV including all five Catch Up services, access to Netflix and Stan, a Movie Store with over 6,000 titles to buy or rent, a TV Store with over 100 leading shows available to purchase, 7 Foreign Language Packs, Media Hub functionality, and companion app for iOS and Android. Fetch TV partners are also in the process of rolling out multi-room, providing an integrated viewing experience across up to three connected Fetch boxes without any additional content charges.
“With so many choices now available, consumers are now looking for a single service that offers all their favourite entertainment in the one place", said Lorson. “Fetch TV has listened, learned, developed and delivered. Fetch TV and our partners now offer this compelling and differentiated service at prices never before seen in Australia. It’s a great time to be an entertainment lover.”
The Fetch TV service is available via leading Australian ISP’s including Optus, iINet, Dodo, iPrimus, Internode, as well as leading retailers Harvey Norman and JB-HiFi.
Source: Fetch TV