The revamp includes the addition of 18 new cable channels in the Optus/Fetch Entertainment Channel pack, including E!Entertainment, MTV, The National Geographic Channel, Fox Sports News, BBC World News, Discovery Home & Health and more.
SingTel Optus Vice President of TV and Video, Tim Carmichael said the company had looked at what its customers loved to watch and felt the “sharpened channel offering” would “strike a real chord with entertainment-hungry Australian households looking for enticing viewing options, functionality and a state-of-the-art PVR, all at a very attractive price.”
“With only 27 per cent of Australians currently subscribed to pay TV services, Optus TV with Fetch continues to give Australians a compelling low cost alternative.”
“A range of speciality channel packs such as the World Channel Packs and Setanta Sports rounds out wide variety of entertainment options for customers.”
With its latest offerings, over an existing broadband connection, Optus is giving its customers its Connect package with the best of digital free-to-air and subscription television, and with rental access to the latest movies.
With the new Connect deal, Optus also includes a state-of- the-art personal video recorder (PVR) for $9.95 a month, and its Entertainment Pack can be added for an additional $10 per month with the freedom to add and remove packs at any time.
Carmichael says the service is available to Optus fixed broadband or post-paid mobile customers from as little as $9.95 per month (minimum total cost over 24 months is $289.30).
And, subscribers to the new Optus $110 or $140 Home Phone and Broadband bundles can also elect to include the Optus TV with Fetch service on the Connect package for no additional cost.