The Seven Network has announced plans to work with Optus to develop an exclusive Fetch channel, featuring Seven’s coverage of Tokyo 2020 in 4K Ultra HD, for Optus 5G Home customers.
The channel will deliver unmatched streaming picture quality across a live linear channel for Optus 5G Home customer on the Fetch Might set top box.
Seven West Media chief revenue officer, Kurt Burnette, said the partnership will allow Optus 5G Home customers to get an unrivalled view of the 2020 Olympics.
“This will be the most-watched Olympics and the biggest digital event in Australian streaming history,” Burnette said.
“Seven’s coverage of the Olympics will be unprecedented, and with time zones differing by only one-hour, Tokyo 2020 will feel like a home Games for Australians.
“As our Australian athletes go for gold, Seven will be supporting them every step of the way, and through an exclusive partnership with Optus we will be able to deliver live event coverage in 4K Ultra HD exclusively to Optus 5G Home customers with Fetch Might set top boxes,” he said.
Optus’ vice president of product development, TV and content, Clive Dickens, said Optus is looking forward to working with Seven to showcase the best premium live events from Seven’s coverage of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
“A partnership with Seven will allow us to showcase the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in 4K Ultra HD for the first time over a 5G network in Australia to Fetch Might customers,” Dickens said.
“This exclusive partnership is another element of our 5G ‘Video Experience Network’ which will allow us to ensure end-to-end delivery of 4K Ultra HD video content to exclusive Optus customers.
“Australian’s appetite for 4K Ultra HD video content is growing with anticipation following the launch of Optus 5G and we continue to work with premium Video On Demand content partners to build out their 4K Ultra HD offerings,” he said.
Fetch CEO, Scott Lorson, said Fetch is excited to begin working with Optus and Seven to get the new channel up and running for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
“Australians love their sport, and many have invested heavily in home-theatre systems to ensure the biggest and best possible viewing experience,” Lorson said.
“The Olympic Games represents the pinnacle in sports viewing, and Seven is set to provide unprecedented access during the three weeks of the Olympic Games.
“As a result of this partnership, Optus subscribers with a Fetch Mighty will be in for a special treat, with access for the first time ever to a 4K Ultra HD channel streaming Seven’s coverage of the Olympics.
“We are delighted to work with Optus and Seven on this ground-breaking initiative,” he said.
The partnership will only be available for Optus customers who have a Fetch Might set top box, an active Fetch subscription, a 4K television and an Optus 5G home broadband plan.