iiNet has secured the rights for the club channels from two Premier League teams, Chelsea and Manchester City. This will allow the ISP to stream the club channels on the web through its Freezone, as well as its fetchtv 2 IPTV service.
iiNet will include all Barclays Premier League matches; UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa games (where applicable); Carling Cup; and FA Cup games for the two clubs – all in addition to hundreds of hours of content designed especially for Chelsea and Manchester City fans. In addition, the iiNet’s fetchtv 2 now comes with Fox Sports News.
Chief Technology Officer, Greg Bader said: “These world-class sports channels are fantastic additions to our fetchtv 2 package, which is already a market leader when it comes to value and quality. We expect sport fans will love what’s now on offer, especially considering these new channels are available at no additional charge.”
“FOX SPORTS News is the latest channel addition to the fetchtv 2 lineup, alongside twenty leading subscription channels that include six video-on-demand channels (featuring BBC, National Geographic, MTV and many more). And we promise there’s plenty more to come,” said Bader.
iiNet’s fetchtv 2 service includes an High Definition (HD) set top box with a 1 terabyte hard drive that lets you watch one channel and record two others. It also offers 30 movies per month included in a basic subscription and access to the latest new release pay-per-view movies.
Eligible iiNet broadband customers have the option to rent the fetchtv set top box for $29.95 per month (with a once-off $99 setup fee) or purchase the box outright for just $399 (with the service costing just $19.95 per month).