This week iiNet dropped the price of its fetchtv packages. Being that it’s such a hot topic at the moment, we thought we might shed some light on the questions circulating online. To get the goss, we caught up with our Content Manager Robert Buckler.
Tell us about the new fetchtv pricing
Since iiNet partnered with fetchtv in 2010, it’s grown in popularity to the extent we’re now able to lower prices. It’s also a lot simpler, with our fetchtv Starter package now at $10 per month and fetchtv entertainment at $20 per month.
What has the take-up been like?
Our customers are really engaging in iiNet’s fetchtv. The product has continued to get better and better and as a result, more customers are finding it’s the right product for them. We recently ran a three-month free fetchtv trial campaign to give our customers a taste of the product without any commitment. It’s been encouraging that the majority of these customers have signed on to keep the product after their trial had finished.
The price drop seems to be attracting the attention of a lot of potential fetchtv customers. Of course now they’re wondering how iiNet shapes up to its competitors. Could you tell us?
We’ve been offering fetchtv for the longest so we’ve been able to tailor our product a bit more. We offer 30 additional channels in our base package that are exclusive to iiNet. That includes five football channels. There are also extra video on demand channels with the best of our Freezone.
The set top box is different as well. Most others on the market will give you between 320 GB and 500 GB of space, while ours has 1 terabyte of space. The interface is very user friendly and you get some pretty nifty iiNet apps. Lastly, we’ve taken the time to develop a comprehensive app for fetchtv that lets our customers control their fetchtv service at home and while they’re out and about. You can check the fetchtv guide and do a bunch of other things. So I’d say we shape up pretty well.
Where can people get a better idea of what’s on offer on fetchtv?
I’d say the best way is to download the fetchtv app. You don’t need to have a fetchtv service to download it. If you check out the fetchtv guide you’ll be able to see all of the TV shows that are on for the month. Either that or hit up iiNet’s fetchtv website.
Now that fetchtv is even more affordable, we’re looking forward to seeing more and more customers in Australia go fetch. Keep an eye out for our latest fetchtv ads that will be spreading the good news from Sunday. If you’d like to check out the new fetchtv plans, head to the fetchtv website. If you’re already convinced and you’d like to sign up now, head to the fetchtv sign up page.