BBC Worldwide Australia licenses shows to FetchTV

BCC Worldwide Australia has licensed 1750 episodes to subscriber-based on demand service FetchTV, through Optus MeTV.

The announcement:

BBC Worldwide Australia has concluded another considerable content deal with FetchTV, licensing more than 1750 episodes of Natural History, Entertainment, Children’s, Factual and Lifestyle content to the subscriber-based on-demand service available through Optus MeTV with fetch.

As a result of this latest deal, FetchTV will offer subscribers access to a wealth of BBC Worldwide content across a variety of package deals, including the BBC Good Food package, which contains BBC Worldwide lifestyle content and FetchTV’s Entertainment, House & Home and Factual packages already on offer.

The bespoke BBC Good Food branded package sits alongside the BBC Earth and BBC Kids’ offerings already available to Optus subscribers with the MeTV with fetch digital set-top box. BBC Earth is also available to subscribers to the FetchTV service offered by other ISP partners.

“This new deal with FetchTV reflects not only the value of a crafted package offering to the digital marketplace but the ability of content providers and on-demand platforms to work together to give the consumer what they want, when they want it”, said Louisa Bayles, Head of Digital Sales, BBC Worldwide Australia.

Scott Lorson, CEO, Fetch TV added, “Our content range keeps on growing and with more of the best BBC content now available, viewers can enjoy some of the world’s best entertainment, natural history, food and lifestyle shows.  BBC Worldwide has an established history of providing quality programs and we’re delighted to present more of their content.”

FetchTV currently offers a huge choice of content including free-to-air TV, drama, documentaries, movies, comedy, news, music and social media applications, giving subscribers the ability to record and pause live TV, using a broadband connection and set top box which does not impact download quotas.

This deal was finalised ahead of Showcase 2012, which held a dedicated digital conference day on Wednesday 29th February. Seminars, panels and speeches ran throughout the day addressing areas such as IPTV and connected televisions, trends in over-the-top services and discussions around standardisation in digital formats and delivery.

Source: BBC Worldwide Australia press release


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