Internode launches FetchTV

  • FetchTV service now available on Internode
  • FetchTV offers movies on demand and extra TV channels
  • 20 new channels include MTV, National Geographic, and Fox Sports News

Internode's FetchTV service will be available to all customers from today, offering movies on demand and extra TV channels over an ADSL2+ broadband connection.

FetchTV subscribers receive all the free-to-air channels plus more than 20 new channels, including MTV, National Geographic and Fox Sports News. A set-top-box allows viewers to pause, record and rewind live TV on a one terabyte hard drive.

The service, delivered over Internode's broadband network, is unmetered. Internode has been trialling the service over the last six months and can now compete with iiNet, which has been offering its own fetchtv service since July last year.

Internode managing director Simon Hackett, said: "FetchTV is a new, leading edge, digital entertainment and information service.

"We expect demand to grow strongly as people recognise just how great it is. Our six-month trial identified how customers use this sort of service, so we've optimised our national network and our service to ensure that FetchTV delivers a great customer experience."

Internode is offering two versions of the service: FetchTV Lite and FetchTV Full. Every customer will at least have access to FetchTV Lite, which includes on-demand movies and all the free-to-air channels.

Internode customers accessing their service from an Internode-direct DSLAM port can upgrade to the Full service, which also includes 20 new TV channels plus 30 free movies to choose from every month and a variety of TV show episodes.

The FetchTV Full service costs just $29.95 per month (with free setup) while FetchTV Lite costs $14.95 per month (with free setup), which includes supply and rental of the FetchTV Set Top Box on a 24-month contract.

If customers instead elect to purchase the Set Top Box up front for $399, the subscription service is available for FetchTV Lite at $5.95 per month and for FetchTV Full at $19.95 per month on a month-by-month basis.

The FetchTV Full service costs just $29.95 per month (with free setup) while FetchTV Lite costs $14.95 per month (with free setup), which includes supply and rental of the FetchTV Set Top Box on a 24-month contract.

While iiNet will only allow customers to access its fetchtv service through a BoB modem, Internode has a range of modems that are IPTV compatible, including its FRITZ!Box 7390 and 7270 routers and its Billion 7800 series routers.

Internode will also supply the configuration details to customers with different modem brands, although the broadband provider added it cannot guarantee that other brands will work with the service.