Fetch TV and BBC Studios today announced the extension of their channel partnership agreements covering seven BBC channels.
The deals secure Fetch subscribers ongoing access to the broadest range of premium BBC content available on any Australian aggregation platform, and include BBC First, BBC World News, UKTV, BBC Earth and CBeebies, along with Virtual Playlist Channels BBC Brit and BBC Kids which are only available on Fetch.
Sam Hall, Chief Content and Commercial Officer of Fetch TV said:
“We are delighted to continue our decade long relationship with BBC Studios, which thrives on innovation and creativity to deliver the best of British content to our customers.”
Fiona Lang, General Manager, BBC Studios ANZ, said:
“Our partnership with Fetch showcases the breadth and depth of the BBC’s content across world class drama, documentaries, entertainment, children’s programming and news. We’re excited to renew our agreement with Fetch to bring their audiences this comprehensive offering via their unique mix of linear and virtual playlist channels.”
Fetch subscribers can view the BBC linear channels on their TV or on the Fetch Mobi app, with a “start over” option available for the majority of programmes which enables viewers to join the channel at any point and watch from the start. Subscribers can also access a large amount of on-demand channel content from the Fetch Catch-Up menu. The Fetch Universal Voice Search makes it easy to find content from across the whole of Fetch, including channels and on-demand content, with one simple spoken search.
The BBC channels are all available in the 46 channel Fetch Ultimate Pack for only $20 per month, and also in the $6 per month Fetch Channel Packs.
Separate to the renewal of the BBC channels agreements, Fetch has also integrated the BritBox app from the BBC and ITV, providing subscribers with access to even more great on-demand BBC content via Fetch.
About Fetch TV
Fetch TV partners with leading internet service providers Optus, TPG Vodafone (iiNet, Internode, and Westnet), Vocus (Dodo and iPrimus) and Aussie Broadband along with leading retailers Harvey Norman, JB Hi Fi, Bing Lee and The Good Guys to provide subscribers with an entertainment service delivered to the TV over a broadband connection to a set top box. In addition to a 1 terabyte personal video recorder for recording TV, the content line-up includes an in-home movie store with over 9,500 titles including the latest new releases, a TV store with leading TV shows to purchase, leading SVOD services Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime Video, Britbox, Paramount+ and hayu, Free to Air and subscription Catch-Up TV services, Pay per View access to UFC, apps including YouTube, as well as the option to add subscription entertainment channel packs from major content providers. Visit fetch.com.au for more information. Fetch TV is proud to be recognised as a Kincentric Best Employer in 2020 and 2021.
About BBC Studios
BBC Studios, a global content company with bold British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group, supporting the licence fee and enhancing programmes for UK audiences. Able to take an idea seamlessly from thought to screen and beyond, its activities span content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries across both its own productions, and programmes and formats made by high-quality UK independents. Award-winning British programmes made by the business are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms, with brands like Strictly Come Dancing/Dancing with the Stars, Top Gear, Doctor Who and Bluey. BBC.com, BBC Studios’ global digital news platform, provides up-to-the-minute international news, in-depth analysis and features to more than 145 million unique browsers each month.BBC Studios has offices in over 20 markets globally, including ten production bases in the UK and production bases or partnerships in a further seven countries around the world. The company, which ordinarily makes around 2000 hours of content a year for both the BBC and third parties including Apple, Netflix and Migu, is a champion for British creativity around the world. It is also a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector through a mix of equity partnerships, content investment and international distribution for programme titles.
BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group and BBC Studios APAC covers Australia, New Zealand, Greater China and the Asia region. Operating from six offices, with its main bases in Sydney, Beijing and Singapore, BBC Studios APAC comprises of Content Sales and Co-productions, Branded Services, Production, Format Sales, Consumer Products and Live Events.
The BBC Studios business in Australia and New Zealand wholly owns seven channels: BBC First, BBC UKTV, BBC Earth and CBeebies on Foxtel and Fetch TV in Australia; BBC Brit and BBC Kids on Fetch TV; and BBC UKTV, BBC Earth and CBeebies on Sky TV in New Zealand. It distributes great British content from the BBC and other British producers to free-to-air, subscription channels and SVOD platforms and works with partners to bring BBC Studios DVDs, consumer products and live events to the local market. The production arm in Sydney produces BBC formats for the local market, including Dancing with the Stars, Weakest Link and Mastermind.