Australia’s Fetch TV to Offer Netflix App


SYDNEY: Fetch TV will become the first Australian pay-TV provider to offer the Netflix streaming service, which will be available via an app. 

Fetch TV subscribers will be able to access the Netflix app and sign up for the service, providing them thousands of hours of streaming content. This includes originals such as Bloodline and Marco Polo, along with a host of Disney films, including Frozen and Maleficent. The partnership between Netflix and Fetch TV also includes the New Zealand market, to accommodate planned expansion by Fetch TV.

Netflix launches in Australia at the end next month.

“Working with our ISP partners, iiNet, Optus and Dodo, Fetch TV has established itself as a disruptive force in the Australian entertainment market,’’ said Scott Lorson, Fetch TV's CEO. “We have done this by offering a differentiated and compelling entertainment experience, at a very attractive price point.’’

“As we surveyed the Australian market, Netflix was impressed by the Fetch TV service, unique business model, and the committed coalition of Telco partners,” added Bill Holmes, the head of business development at Netflix. “By partnering with Fetch TV, we are making it easy for TV fans and movie lovers to watch Netflix on their televisions.” 

“Today’s announcement represents a significant milestone for Fetch TV and our partners, and a very exciting development for our 170,000 plus customers,’’ Lorson continued. “Netflix is the clear world leader in online entertainment, with a powerful brand, compelling content, and an unparalleled reputation for innovation and disruption. Netflix perfectly complements the Fetch TV service. We are now able to offer Australian consumers a world-class integrated entertainment offering at unprecedented value.”