Fetch TV

I noticed today that my Fetch has a couple of channels with the “Start Over” feature enabled. MTV and I think Nat Geo were two I noticed a little icon for. Pressed the button and instantly had the start of the program which was nearly finished. Worked so much better than the Foxtel one!

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It seems to be an Australian version of BBC Lifestyle. I’m guessing they don’t want to be confused with FOXTEL’s Lifestyle channel, so they call it BBC Living here.

Ahh, so it appears. Interesting

TLC has been SD only from launch until now. Discovery, however, is HD.

Since no one has posted it yet, I’ve capped the pre-launch loop for BBC Living.

Apologies about the audio quality.

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Fetch subscribers can now enjoy three new beIN Sports channels at additional cost.

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Have been using my Fetch box for a few months now and it has been awesome. Brilliant how I can program recordings using my mobile phone app so I have practically never missed anything. And a few times when I have, the catch up services through Fetch have been excellent too.

And have enjoyed the free access to some of their subscriber channels. For August they provide free access to the Variety pack which includes catch up for some shows. Channels are:

  • Universal
  • Syfy
  • BBC First
  • 13th Street
  • TLC
  • BBC UKTV
  • 111 Funny
  • MTV Classic
  • TV Hits
  • Country Music TV C MusicTV

Watched Patrick Melrose on BBC First catch up last night and it was free.

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I think you will find that C Music TV is actually a classical music channel, not country music.

Thanks. I just copied that from their website. Must need updating.

Last night it was described as Chill Out music. I see it described as C Music TV on the EPG. Their website says Classical and cinematic Music channel.

C Music TV the award winning classical & film soundtrack music-video channel.

That’s good to hear. In terms of entertainment I think they do a better job than Foxtel Now to be honest.

Fetch has now signed up 700,000 subscribers.

An impressive effort, but one wonders how many subscribers via the various ISPs have Fetch included in their plans but they dont use it

I’ve got it free through Optus, use it everyday at out primary stb and pvr. So far haven’t bought any of the packs, but do use the free ones from time to time and Netflix.

I love Fetch, as long as it doesn’t get more expensive.

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I have Fetch. This month purchased the vibe package for ‘E’ after rescuing all of my Foxtel packages.

If Fetch had Arena, I’d get rid of Foxtel completely.

You can get Hayu (thru Fetch I believe), that has all the Arena stuff plus more.

Interesting that Fetch is selling a stack of movies and television series. I haven’t bought any as I find them too expensive, and some titles are available on Netflix and Foxtel anyway.

I have the option to get it for free from Optus but chose not to as I see no need for it, I have my own equipment which is no locked down.

PVR? check via a MPEG4 HD STRONG STU and my own SSD.
Streaming various platforms? Check via chromecast and smartphone/computer and that also includes old school DLNA method
Certain Pay TV channels? Check? The vast majority I have no interest in so that is easily bypassed legally mind you.

A good exampe of that is music, I somply go to Youtube and find a playlist and pump that audio through my system, its about the same quality as you would get from lets say MTV Classic.

As for rest of what fetch offers, it would only be stability in that its there ready for you to view over having to source various content yourself.

I should note that it helps having 500GB 100/2.5 broadband cable from Optus since NBN HFC wont be at my place till at least mid 2020 according the current NBN adress check.

So some new news about Optus Sport.

The team at Redfern VOC are doing internal trial testing of UDH streaming for Fetch system

Locally produced content potential for live UHD streaming of other sports that Optis have the rights to but at this stage it will only be for Fetch hardware cuatomer and only for Ootus direct customers (it will be IP matched so if you are Fetch Optus but get internet from lets say TPG you wont be able to get the UHD content as the IP is not from Optus).

When will this start? I’m told as early as October.

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