IPTV service could be about to become mainstream and looks set to reveal new ISP partners.The service currently has three distributors of its internet based movie and TV service, namely iiNet, Adam Internet and Internode.
However, it appears the web based service is looking beyond its current partner set and seeking to expand its distribution network and will announce new ISP partnerships “shortly” according to its CEO Scott Lorson.
However, Lorson, declined to specify any further.
The service, which costs under $30 a month with a set top box, offers world channels, pay and free digital TV as well as movies, games, and Facebook applications. However, it doesn’t affect download quotas.
Broadband customers already on Optus or TPG broadband services are deterred from using the service and the huge customer base such partnerships with other big name ISPs is clearly proving very tempting for Fetch.
Reports last month suggested the IPTV wholesaler, was in discussions with the country’s second largest ISP, Optus, in an effort to pit their IPTV offering up against rivals Telstra who have 120,000 customers between its T Box and Big Pond movie service.
However, the telco refused to comment on a possible deal with Malaysian owned Fetch.
Last month, Cptus CEO Paul Sullivan admitted his company is set to re-enter the
content world after getting out of pay TV some years. “This time we have
to get it right” he said.
Content customers in the
future will base their decisions on “the quality of service and carriage
as opposed to the person who is throwing the biggest amount of money
around,” he added.