As a part of the agreement, NDTV 24x7 will be available to all FetchTV subscribers along with channels like CNBC Australia, BBC World News, Fox Sports News and other international news channels. NDTV India & NDTV Good Times will be available along with the bouquet of all other Indian channels.
Rahul Sood, Head – Distribution & Affiliate Sales, NDTV Limited said: “With India firmly on the global stage, there is a need to reach out to the broader audiences looking to keep abreast with events unfolding in the region. NDTV 24x7 has been available to the South Asian Diaspora for the last 4 years and we are delighted to now be available on Fetch TV’s base pack with all other leading international channels. We are also happy to further enhance the news & infotainment offerings with the launch of NDTV India and NDTV Good Times as well.”
Scott Lorson, CEO, FetchTV said: “FetchTV is committed to providing quality programming options for Australia’s diverse population and the inclusion of channels from South Asia is just the beginning. We will continue to introduce multicultural programming to cater for Australia’s diverse range of cultural backgrounds.”
Greg Bader, iiNet’s Chief Technology Officer said: “We’re proud to be the first internet provider in Australia to offer this revolutionary service. This announcement is part of iiNet’s commitment to adding value for our customers and look forward to making further announcements on new FetchTV content in the future.”
Saba Zaidi Abdi, South Asian Media Expert who worked with FetchTV on the creation of these packages, said: “We have selected only the premium channels and best quality content available from South Asia. Acknowledging the diverse cultural, linguistic, religious and entertainment needs within the South Asian community we have created compelling and comprehensive bouquets which offer a rich variety of channels for all generations.”
New Delhi Television is, and has been for the last 21 years, a pioneer in India’s news television. It is today, the most watched and the most respected news network of India. Its three news channels – NDTV 24/7, NDTV India, and NDTV Profit – continue to raise the standards of journalism with its innovative programming and uncompromising integrity. Over the years, NDTV has expanded its brand portfolio to seize opportunities in the ‘beyond news space’ and in 2007 the company launched NDTV Good Times, an up-market lifestyle channel for the global urban Indian. NDTV has 23 offices and studios across the country and hosts India's most modern and sophisticated production, newsgathering and archiving facilities; award winning production and creative team.
FetchTV is an Australian founded and owned business, with backing from the Malaysian based ASTRO ALL ASIA NETWORKS subscription TV group.FetchTV is a wholesale subscription TV provider to leading Australian ISPs. The fetchtv service is unique in that it provides access to digital free-to-air channels, subscription channels, video on-demand and interactive content via an unmetered broadband connection. FetchTV Australia is not affiliated with Fetch TV UK of the same name. The technology deployed and business model are substantively different.
iiNet is Australia’s second largest DSL Internet Service Provider (ISP) and the leading challenger in the telecommunications market. We employ more than 1800 inquisitive staff across four countries and support over 1.3 million broadband, telephony and Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) services nationwide. We’re a publicly listed company and we maintain our own super-fast broadband network.
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