Optus launches MeTV free on $109 Fusion plan

  • Optus MeTv will use FetchTV
  • Internet television to challenge Foxtel
  • Also available on other ISPs

Optus has partnered with FetchTV to provide free-to-air TV channels and movies on demand over an internet connection.

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FetchTV, the internet TV service used by iiNet and Internode, will provide 30 movies a month that can be streamed to Optus' set-top box, the MeTV personal video recorder (PVR).

Customers can also pay for a selection of new release movies for $5.95 or older releases for $3.95.

In addition to all the free-to-air channels, subscription-based channels including Kids, Music TV and Factual will be available. Customers can use their MeTV box to record, rewind and pause live TV.

The service will cost $9.95 per month over 24 months, which includes a 1TB personal video recorder storing up to 250 hours of standard definition content. However, customers on the $109 Fusion home phone and broadband bundle will have this fee waived.

Austin R Bryan, Director at Optus Digital Media, said: "With an increasingly strong content line-up, thanks to our partners at FetchTV, and an innovative user interface and functionality, Optus MeTV with fetch allows Australians to enjoy a great experience through the content they love, at a time convenient to them.

"Optus Digital Media is dedicated to developing products and services that meet this consumer need and we are thrilled to be bringing this unique TV offering to Australian households."

Other online content such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter will also be accessible from the service, Optus said.

Optus already offers a mobile TV service allowing customers to record TV shows to the cloud and watch later on their mobile device or PC.

Call Optus today on 1300 137 897, or call us on 1300 106 571 to find out what plan would best suit you.