|Independent Pay TV Provider|
|Headquarters||Pymble, Sydney, Australia|
|Products||Independent, IPTV, Pay television, Pay-per-view|
|Slogan||Show TV who's boss!|
Fetch TV is an Australian Internet Protocol television (IPTV) founded in July 2010, operating a subscription television service over a user's regular internet service. Fetch TV launched in 2010, backed by its Malaysian parent Astro All Asia Networks, which owns 40%. Fetch TV can be purchased at retailers Harvey Norman and Domayne and through Optus, Dodo and SlimTel. The service ceased to be sold through iinet and its subsidiaries Internode, Westnet, Adam Internet and TransACT following a takeover by TPG on 26 August 2015. The service resumed on 23 September 2015 after renegotiations.
Fetch TV provides a set top box with a digital TV tuner, personal video recorder and up to 35 subscription channels, radio, video on demand, pay per view movies, web applications, and a mobile app.
On 16 February 2015, Fetch TV announced plans to become the first Australian pay-TV provider to integrate the Netflix service into its platform, allowing users with a separate Netflix subscription to access Netflix content though the Fetch TV set-top box.
The service is delivered by either multicast or ITLS adaptive bitrate streaming. The minimum internet sync speed required varies by ISP delivery method. The majority of Fetch TV content is unmetered when delivered over a broadband connection from a Fetch TV ISP partner.
Fetch TV Australia faces significant opposition in the market place from competitors such as Foxtel and Telstra T-Box, leading to comments by mainstream technology and financial media sources that the service needs to ramp up its subscriber base to progress. In response the company says it has strategies in place to produce success and increase its subscription base significantly.
As of April 2016, adding FTA channels, the following channels are offered through Fetch TV:
Note: 1 These channels are exclusively available through Fetch TV in Australia.
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