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Updated: iiNet releases IPTV into the market

Updated: iiNet releases IPTV into the market

fetchtv 2 is officially up and running and features the ability to stream digital TV, movies, games and music via a broadband connection

iiNet’s IPTV product has finally been released into the market.

In February, iiNet CEO, Michael Malone, told ARN the IPTV service, which had been in the works for several months, was slated for a March release.

The service called fetchtv 2, can stream digital TV, movies, games and music through a broadband connection . It is packaged into a set top box which doubles as a personal video recorder (PVR) and TV data is un-metered.

The ISP started a soft launch one week ago and the service currently has around 120 customers, according to an iiNet spokesperson.

iiNet partnered with Fetch TV to provide the service.

Free-to-air TV is available alongside a number of pay-to-view channels.

Internode is another ISP working with Fetch TV to launch an IPTV service. It is in the process of registering interest for the product.

iiNet, which is still involved in a copyright infringement case with the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT), had maintained different delivery models for TV and film content that can lower piracy on the Internet.

AFACT represented a number of Hollywood film studios to sue iiNet for authorising movie piracy by users on the ISP’s network. iiNet won the case but AFACT has launched an appeal.

Court hearings start again in August.


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