Fetch TV expands partnership with BBC Studios with the introduction of two new channels

Fetch TV has added two new BBC channels to its subscription offering, with the introduction of BBC Earth and BBC Brit.

The additions push the total offering of BBC channels to six on the platform, the most in the market.

Fetch TV’s ‘skinny packs’ [Click to enlarge]

BBC Brit will become the latest of Fetch TV’s Virtual Playlist Channels (VPC) which allows users to access content on a linear format, watch from the beginning of an episode, or access the branded BBC Brit on-demand area to browse all shows and episodes. Fetch TV now offers eight VPCs, including four free-to-air channels (FTA).

BBC Earth will replace BBC Knowledge, and BBC Brit will replace BBC Living in the Fetch Knowledge and Ultimate channel packs.

Alongside Top Gear, BBC Brit will include a mix of motoring, adventure and documentary programming, including Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends, Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and many others.

BBC Earth brings viewers documentaries from around the world including Sir David Attenborough, Louis Theroux, Michael Mosley and Professor Brian Cox.

Scott Lorson, CEO of Fetch TV, said: “We are delighted to expand our partnership with the BBC, and to introduce two great new channels to the Fetch line up – BBC Earth and BBC Brit. The BBC produces some of the highest quality programming in the world and attracts an extremely loyal and passionate fan base.

“We are excited to give Fetch subscribers access to even more of the programs that they love, and with great flexibility in how they can be watched. With a market leading six BBC channels plus European football on Optus Sport, Fetch is the obvious choice for fans of great British entertainment.”

Jon Penn, managing director of BBC Studios ANZ, said: “We are very excited to expand our partnership with Fetch. Since the inception of the partnership in 2015, Fetch has been a key part of the growth story for our world-leading BBC channels in Australia.

“We look forward to offering Fetch subscribers six premium BBC channels, including the exclusive launch of BBC Brit for the first time in Australia.”

Fetch subscribers can view the BBC content live or on demand, on TV or on the Fetch Mobi app, and can use “start over” for a majority of linear channel programs.

All six BBC channels will be available in the 48 channel Fetch Ultimate pack for $20 per month or the channels will also be included in the $6 per month Fetch ‘skinny packs’.


Get the latest media and marketing industry news (and views) direct to your inbox.

Sign up to the free Mumbrella newsletter now.



Sign up to our free daily update to get the latest in media and marketing.