Optus is reportedly set to renew a 5 year contract with Fetch TV as it prepares to broadcast the English Premier League in Australia.
“[The new deal] will be done well in advance of the new [EPL] season,” Optus chief executive Allen Lew told Fairfax. “But it definitely will be done.
“Fetch is our partner in TV and we’ll definitely get that nutted out long before the season starts.”
The article suggests the EPL service on Fetch TV will be limited to customers that have signed up with Optus, but it may sell viewers access to the games.
The deal with Optus is also vital for the success of Fetch TV, which industry sources believe have about 325,000 devices in the market.