More Premium Content coming to Fetch TV
Fetch TV today announces its next major content initiative, becoming the first Pay TV provider in Australia to offer subscribers the option to purchase their favourite TV shows and the latest movies.
Starting today, Fetch TV subscribers are able to download-to-own TV shows from leading content providers such as HBO®, 20th Century Fox, Roadshow Entertainment, Disney, Entertainment One, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, ABC Commercial, and Viacom International Media Works. The new TV Store will feature hugely popular titles including Game of Thrones®, Veep®, True Detective®, Entourage®, and True Blood® from HBO, Wonderland, Empire, The Walking Dead, Broadchurch, Sons of Anarchy, Nashville and many more.
“Fetch TV is committed to providing access to the very best in premium content,” said Scott Lorson, CEO of Fetch TV. “Fetch TV subscribers can now purchase entire seasons of the most popular TV shows, including the latest season of Game of Thrones.”
“There are many avid viewers and fans of HBO series in Australia,” said Sofia Chang, EVP, Worldwide Digital Distribution and Home Entertainment, HBO. “We are delighted to partner with Fetch TV to offer their customers the ability to download and keep their favourite HBO shows”.
Fetch TV will be supporting the launch of the TV Store with a major outdoor campaign featuring Season 5 of Game of Thrones.
From today, Fetch TV subscribers are also able to purchase, as well as rent, movies from its extensive library of over 4,000 titles from 15 leading studios. Many new release titles will be available for purchase on Fetch TV two or more weeks prior to their DVD release dates.
Lorson continued, “Australians love their movie collections, and we are now seeing a rapid shift in preference from physical to digital ownership, as consumers embrace the convenience, early windowing, attractive pricing and multi-device viewing options.”
TV shows and Movies can be viewed via the Fetch TV box, with purchases also available to stream to smartphones and tablets via the Fetch TV app. Pricing for TV shows will be $2.99 (SD) and $3.49 (HD) per episode, with discounts available for the purchase of full seasons. Movie pricing will vary by title.
“Fetch TV is enjoying record subscriber growth on the back of a series of bold content initiatives. In February, we introduced nine more leading channels including the highly acclaimed BBC First. The launch of Netflix in March has proven wildly successful, and we are expecting another very strong response to the popular TV shows and movies now available for purchase on Fetch TV.” said Lorson.