We’re partnering with Fetch TV, to evolve Telstra TV

Today we’ve announced we’re partnering with Fetch TV as our new platform for Telstra TV and to create our future home and entertainment experience.

Fetch TV is a lot like Telstra TV in that it combines free-to-air TV, catch-up, premium channels, streaming apps, and movies all in one place.

Will my Telstra TV continue to work?

Absolutely. There are no changes to the Telstra TV you use today and we look forward to sharing how we will make your overall streaming experience better with our partnership with Fetch TV.

If you have subscribed to content partners like Netflix, Binge or Kayo via your Telstra bill, nothing will change for you.

Will I need to need change my Telstra TV to Fetch TV in the future?

Over the next year we’ll be in touch directly to help you migrate from your current Telstra TV to one powered by Fetch TV.

Will Fetch TV have all the same apps and features as my Telstra TV?

Fetch TV supports many of the same streaming services as Telstra TV today including Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, Paramount+, Stan and YouTube, along with free-to-air. We’ll have more to share about additional apps and streaming services later in the year.

Why are you changing Telstra TV?

Telstra TV launched in 2015 with a focus on bringing together a wide range of streaming services for our customers. While the current Telstra TV product remains popular for streaming and free-to-air TV, the underlying technology platform needs to evolve, to support new content offers, help you manage your Telstra account on the device and help you unlock rewards through Telstra Plus. We also want to make Telstra TV even better, by adding support for future entertainment options.

As homes become more digitally connected, the integration of technology – including things like our Smart Modem, smart meter and the platform you use for streaming media – will become even more critical. While they all do different things, if they can work together seamlessly, it will help our customers get the most out of their connectivity – and that’s a big area of ​​focus for us.

And so for these reasons, we have selected Fetch TV as the partner to help us build our future home and entertainment experience. Fetch already provides a very popular platform with over 670,000 subscribers that offers local and international content, including Australian digital free-to-air television.

What does this mean for existing Fetch TV customers?

Existing Fetch TV customers can continue to maintain their Fetch relationship directly or via their current telco.

By Kim Krogh Andersen

Group Executive – Product & Technology – Telstra

Kim Krogh Andersen joined Telstra in January 2020 as Group Executive, Product & Technology. In this role, he leads Telstra’s Product & Technology function, responsible for delivering Telstra’s product and technology roadmap, including creating and delivering products and solutions for all of Telstra’s customers, as well as driving profitable growth. He has accountability for Telstra’s product strategy and lifecycle, and technology and innovation where products are incubated and brought to scale. Before joining Telstra, Kim was Senior Vice President, Head of Global Technology Strategy with the Telenor Group, a leading telecommunications company with operations across Scandinavia and Asia. He had responsibility for defining global technology roadmaps as well as leading Telenor’s Global 5G Execution Program as it prepares for the launch of 5G across all of Telenor’s markets. Previous to this role, Mr Krogh Andersen held a very broad range of roles with Telenor including Director Customer Services Denmark with end to end responsibility for customer service and Chief Marketing Officer for Telenor Global Services with responsibility for product development and management. Prior to joining Telenor in 2008, Mr Krogh Andersen served as an officer in the Danish Army for 13 years. Kim is a father of three and is living in the beautiful city of Sydney with his wife and children.

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