BBC Worldwide Australia Closes Deal with FetchTV


LONDON: BBC Worldwide Australia has concluded a content deal with FetchTV, licensing more than 1,750 episodes to the subscriber-based on-demand service.

FetchTV subscribers will have access to BBC Worldwide content across a variety of package deals, including the BBC Good Food package, which contains BBC Worldwide lifestyle content and FetchTV’s entertainment, house and home and factual packages already on offer. BBC Earth and BBC Kids’ package offerings are already available to Optus subscribers with the MeTV with Fetch digital set-top box. BBC Earth is also available to subscribers to the FetchTV service offered by other ISP partners.

“This new deal with FetchTV reflects not only the value of a crafted package offering to the digital marketplace but the ability of content providers and on-demand platforms to work together to give the consumer what they want, when they want it,” said Louisa Bayles, the head of digital sales at BBC Worldwide Australia.

Scott Lorson, the CEO of FetchTV, added, "Our content range keeps on growing and with more of the best BBC content now available, viewers can enjoy some of the world’s best entertainment, natural history, food and lifestyle shows. BBC Worldwide has an established history of providing quality programs and we’re delighted to present more of their content.”