Optus launches $10 per month web TV service

Optus has joined forces with Fetch TV to launch a digital TV service. Called Optus MeTV, the service will cost $9.95 per month over two years.

According to a press release from Optus, the service will include:

– An ultra-modern user interface providing a rich and expansive browsing experience on multiple screens
– A set top box with in-built digital tuner and PVR with a one terabyte hard drive that allows for over 250 hours of storage in standard definition
– The ability to watch, pause and record free to air and digital channels
– Fetchtv’s popular Movie Box service which offers 30 preselected, on-demand movies per month, including seven additional films every week

The press release also highlighted the following:

With only 33% of Australian’s currently subscribed to pay TV services, Australians will now be able to access ondemand TV and rent up to 500 movies in standard and high definition with Optus MeTV– including the latest releases on-demand from as little as $5.95 per movie and other titles from $3.95 per movie.

Subscription TV packs will also be available for just $6.95 per month. The initial packs available will be Kids, Music TV and Factual, with more genres and World Channels (foreign language channels) to be added soon.

Austin R Bryan, Director, Optus Digital Media said, “With an increasingly strong content line-up, thanks to our partners at FetchTV, and an innovative user interface and functionality, Optus MeTV with fetch allows Australians to enjoy a great experience through the content they love, at a time convenient to them.’

Optus MeTV also lets you access the new YouTube™ on TV application, play games, check the weather and connect to social media applications such as Facebook and Twitter – at no extra cost. Exclusive Optus digital apps such as Optus News will also be integrated into the internet TV service, whilst popular mobile apps such as Go Places and Smart Safe will soon be made available through Optus MeTV.

Expanding the innovation into mobile, Optus and FetchTV have developed a dedicated Optus MeTV with fetch app, allowing customers to access programming information and remote record their favourite shows from anywhere in Australia. The app will also transform the smartphone or tablet into a remote control and keyboard while at home.

“The way we consume content is rapidly changing. Optus Digital Media is dedicated to developing products and services that meet this consumer need and we are thrilled to be bringing this unique TV offering to Australian households,” Mr Bryan said.


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