Fetch are reaching out to 244,000 Cantonese speakers in Australia with launch of new TVB pack.
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244,000 Cantonese speakers in Oz are now being offered five of the “most popular” channels from TVB, one of Hong Kong’s largest broadcasters, including TVB Jade, Junior, Xing He and Lifestyle.
Fetch’s IPTV Cantonese pack costs $49.95 per month, plus basic subscription which starts at $9.95 and the five channels available include:
TVB Jade (TVBJ), boasts Hong Kong latest drama series, news and information from mainland China and Hong Kong and access to Australian shows including Australian News, Public Forum, Today Tonight, Finance Caf_ and Smart Guide.
TVBN is another current affairs station in the pack showing 24/7 news and current affairs from Hong Kong and around the globe.
TVB Junior for young viewers and parents, screening Cantonese language learning programs, general knowledge, cartoon, and dramas series, while Xing He – the world’s first Chinese TV drama channel showing TVB’s classic drama series.
TVB Lifestyle screens shows hosted by celebs and other professionals on health, travel, food and fashion trends in China and abroad.
Because FetchTV is delivered over broadband from ISP’s Optus, Internode, iiNet, Adam Internet, Westnet, Netspace and MyTelecom, the new service can be accessed by those in apartments and rented accommodation.
Programming is also unmetered, meaning it doesn’t count towards internet downloading quotas.
The FetchTV IPTV service includes: a 1 terabyte personal video recorder to record live TV, access to on-demand new-release movies, and other content from providers.
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Last month, Optus announced expansion of its fetchTV IPTV service, MeTV, introducing 51 new foreign language channels and 4 world packages – offering Hindi, Chinese Mandarin, Korean, Mandarin (Singaporean / Taiwanese) programs.
iiNet also has several Chinese and Mandarin world packages for Asian audiences as well as others from India, South Korea and Hong Kong.
The Cantonese channels are live on all ISP services, except Optus, which will commence later this month, Fetchtv confirmed.
“The TVB Cantonese pack offers the very best of programming for Australia’s large Cantonese speaking population. The TVB channels are extremely popular in Australia, but this is the first time they have been available without a satellite, making it an ideal choice for customers living in multi-dwelling units, or for those customers looking to combine the very best of Cantonese and English programming,” said Scott Lorson, FetchTV CEO.
“TVB is pleased to partner with FetchTV in making our Cantonese channels available to those Australian households who are not currently able to access them,” said Patrick Wong of TVB.
Together, TVB & FetchTV will now be able to connect even more Australian Cantonese speakers with home. ”