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Fetch TV adds 10 new channels and confirms price changes

NewsKevin Perry

Fetch TV has today confirmed changes to it's pricing that will see the introduction of four new “Skinny" channel packs, along with the addition of ten new 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 per month. Under existing pricing Fetch TV customers have been able to subscribe to 40 channels for $15 per month.

Existing subscribers will have the option to remain on their current pack, or migrate to the new packs.

The changes to Fetch TV pricing comes after Foxtel recently lowered the entry price of Foxtel Play to $10 per month.

The new “Skinny” packs include content from 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 Australian ISP’s including Optus, iINet, Dodo, iPrimus, Internode, as well as leading retailers Harvey Norman and JB-HiFi.