Subscription provider Fetch TV is no longer being resold through iiNET or subsidiary Internode following TPG’s purchase of iiNET.
Fetch TV was founded in 2010, backed by Malaysian company Astro All Asia Networks, as well as local companies Harvey Norman and Domayne, as a competitor to Foxtel. Via its set top box it serves as a PVR and streaming Pay TV channels through broadband. It was one of the first providers in Australia to facilitate customers watching Netflix through its service.
While the service will still be available to subscribers it will no longer be resold as a product by either ISP but remains available via Optus, Dodo and SlimTel or retail.
iiNET’s website advises, “This product is no longer available for purchase. iiNet customers with an existing iiNet TV with Fetch service can manage their account via Toolbox and the iiNet TV menu through their set top box.”
Internode’s site says, “Fetch TV was available from 23 November 2011 and was grandfathered on 25 August 2015. Fetch TV remained available to customers with existing Fetch TV services, but no further signups were available.”
A Fetch TV spokesperson on Facebook told users, “…it’s true that TPG, the new owners of the iiNet group of ISPs, has suspended all new sales of Fetch TV. They do have a large and engaged Fetch TV customer base including our earliest & most loyal customers whom we value so much (Thank you!). We are not able to comment on behalf of TPG what this decision means for existing customers like you and we encourage you to contact them for more information.”
TPG took over iiNet for $1.56B last month.