Fetch TV extends deal with NBC Universal International Networks

Fetch TV and NBC Universal Networks and Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) have extended a long-term channel partnership agreement covering five NBC Universal channels, providing Fetch subscribers with access to the broadest range of NBC Universal channels available on any Australian aggregation platform.

The deal includes E!, Universal TV, MSNBC, CNBC, and Oxygen – the virtual playlist channel – securing reality, entertainment, drama, news and true crime content for Fetch viewers.

Fetch TV also announced this week that ABC’s streaming app ABC iView will soon be available as a dedicated virtual playlist channel on the Fetch platform.

Fetch TV’s chief content and commercial officer, Sam Hall, said: “We are excited to continue to build on our strong partnership with NBCUniversal International Networks & DTC, delivering much loved channels to Australian audiences.”

NBC’s ANZ’s managing director, distribution, international networks and DTC, Chris Taylor, said: “We are pleased to extend carriage of E!, Universal TV, MSNBC, CNBC and Oxygen – continuing to bring Fetch TV customers the breadth of NBCUniversal’s top-quality reality, entertainment, drama, news and true crime content that keeps viewers coming back for more.”

Fetch subscribers can view the NBCU linear channels on TV or on the Fetch Mobi App, with a “start over” option available for the majority of linear channel programs.

The channels also offer a range of on-demand content available to watch any time from the Fetch “catch-up” menu. Universal Search, available across all Fetch content, makes it easy for viewers to find what they are looking for anywhere on Fetch with one simple typed or spoken search request.

The NBCU channels are all available in the 46 channel Fetch Ultimate Pack for $20 per month, and also in the $6 per month Fetch “channel packs”.

Last week, it was announced that Fetch subscribers would also have access to apps such as Vevo, Vimeo, Hayu and more.


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