TransACT partners with FetchTV in Australia

Friday, May 11th, 2012
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TransACT delivers a new breed of entertainment with fetchtv

TransACT has partnered with FetchTV to offer premium television services in Ballarat, Geelong and Mildura, ushering in a new era in entertainment services on its market-leading DOCSIS 3 network.

Launching today, the fetchtv service offered by TransACT will deliver the very best of digital free-to-air TV, subscription TV, internet entertainment, and the video store.

“We’re proud to supply our Victorian customers with the latest, feature-packed broadband delivered TV service,” David Parkes, TransACT General Manager Sales and Marketing said.

“Fetchtv represents the future of entertainment in Australia and we’ll be offering the service from as little as $20 per month over 24 months when bundled with a 10GB broadband connection,” David said.

For $20 per month, TransACT broadband customers in Victoria will have access to:

  • three digital tuners to receive all available free-to-air digital TV channels
  • the ability to record two channels while watching a third
  • a 1 terabyte personal video recorder that can record up to 650 hours of live TV
  • the ability to pause and rewind live TV
  • access to rent over 1000 movies on-demand including all the latest new releases from major Hollywood studios
  • thirty pre-selected movies included every month at no extra charge
  • a range of 25 premium subscription channels
  • TV on-demand channels including leading kids and documentary content, plus popular TV series
  • applications including YouTube on TV, Facebook, Twitter, Wiki, Weather and Mathletics.

“Now the latest movies are just a click away, and customers can choose from the best in entertainment from the comfort of their own home,” David said.

A free mobile application for the iPhone and iPad is available from the App Store. The app turns a smart device into a fully interactive remote control with rich content browsing capability, giving people the freedom to control and interact with their fetchtv service wherever they are.

“In partnership with TransACT, we are now able to offer a compelling entertainment service at an accessible price to the residents of Ballarat, Geelong and Mildura,” FetchTV CEO Scott Lorson said.

TransACT’s partnership with FetchTV follows the successful trial of the fetchtv service over the past six months.

On 31 May 2012 TransACT’s analogue TV service in regional Victoria will be retired. Existing residential customers have been contacted to upgrade to fetchtv. TransACT TV services in the ACT will continue to be provided over TransACT’s VDSL, ADSL and FTTP networks.