Australian FetchTV Launches with Orca Interactive RiGHTv Middleware

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
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FetchTV to Deploy Wholesale, Broadcast Quality TV Service to Australian ISPs

SYDNEY, Australia & RA’ANANA, Israel — Australian based FetchTV has selected Orca Interactive, an innovation leader in IPTV middleware and applications and a Viaccess subsidiary, to supply its RiGHTv IPTV as the middleware platform for FetchTV’s wholesale subscription TV service.

FetchTV offers the full range of Free-To-Air (FTA) digital channels, high quality subscription channels, new release pay-per-view movies in Standard and High Definition, leading interactive and social networking applications, and a highly advanced personal video recorder (PVR). The service will be available under the FetchTV brand via leading Australian ISP’s, and is delivered to the TV as an unmetered service via a standard broadband connection and the FetchTV set top box (STB).

CEO, Mr. Scott Lorson of FetchTV comments: “FetchTV is a wholesale provider of subscription TV services to ISPs. Our business model requires maximum flexibility for development, for both ourselves and our ISP partners, and needs to support both IPTV and mobile applications. RiGHTv provides a world class solution that meets our complex requirements for both capability and flexibility.”

FetchTV brings to the market a refreshing service and a wealth of content partnerships that allow their ISP partners to tap into a comprehensive selection of on-demand content that can be made available over fixed and mobile broadband connections.

Haggai Barel, CEO of Orca Interactive, added: “In today’s competitive market, new TV operators must differentiate themselves and update their service with new services on a regular basis. Orca’s advanced capabilities and unique SDK enables FetchTV to innovate with minimal time to market and optimized cost. Orca provides them a unique, field-proven combination of flexibility, innovation.”