Optus Goes Head-To-Head With Teltra’s T-Box
- MeTV starts from $9.95
- PVR has 1 Terabyte of storage
- $5.95 for newest released movies
Optus has launched of Optus MeTV with fetchTV; a new internet TV service that will take on Telstra’s T-Box in the streaming content market.
Available on-demand over an existing broadband connection, Optus MeTV brings digital free-to-air and subscription television together with a personal video recorder (PVR) and user interface, for $9.95 a month.
Optus MeTV will be available to all Optus fixed and mobile customers from $9.95 per month. This monthly cost will be credited back when Optus MeTV is combined with Optus’ Fusion $109 home phone and broadband bundlei.
For $9.95 per month over 24 months, Optus customers will receive:
- A user interface providing a experience on multiple screens
- A set top box with in-built digital tuner and PVR with a one terabyte hard drive that allows for over 250 hours of storage in standard definition
- The ability to watch, pause and record free to air and digital channels fetchtv’s Movie Box service which offers 30 preselected, on-demand movies per month, including seven additional films every week.
With 33 percent of Australian’s currently subscribed to pay TV services, Australians will now be able to access on demand TV and rent up to 500 movies in standard and high definition with Optus MeTV– including the latest releases on-demand from $5.95 per movie and other titles from $3.95 per movie.
Subscription TV packs will also be available for $6.95 per month. The initial packs available will be Kids, Music TV and Factual, with more genres and World Channels (foreign language channels) to be added soon.
Optus MeTV also lets you access the new YouTube on TV application, play games, check the weather and connect to social media applications such as Facebook and Twitter – at no extra cost. Exclusive Optus digital apps such as Optus News will also be integrated into the internet TV service, whilst mobile apps such as Go Places and Smart Safe will soon be made available, too.
Expanding the innovation into mobile, Optus and FetchTV have developed a dedicated Optus MeTV with fetch app, allowing customers to access programming information and remote record shows from anywhere in Australia. The app will also transform the smartphone or tablet into a remote control and keyboard while at home.