FetchTV for Indo-Pak viewers

Saba Abdi with Scott Lorson, CEO of Fetch TV

Hindi and Urdu TV viewers now have a new subscription-TV provider, FetchTV, which has launched two packages featuring a range of channels from the sub-continent for less than $50 per month.

The first package has 14 leading Indian channels; the other features 13 channels popular in Pakistan.   The basic package includes features channels such as Discovery, National Geographic and MTV, as well as 30 movies each month and access to a pay-per-view new-release titles from top Hollywood studios.

FetchTV installation does not need a satellite dish or a specialist cable as broadband connection and set top box delivers content straight to the TV. It does this without impacting the normal internet connection or download quotas, and because it doesn’t touch the open internet, the quality is the same as that of a normal TV service.   The set top box also allows to pause, record and rewind live TV and can store over 500 hours of recordings.

The Hindi package includes five entertainment channels ”“ ZeeTV, Star Plus, Colors, Imagine and Sahara One ”“ featuring prime time comedy, drama series, Bollywood movies, mini-series, children’s programmes, game shows, late night shows and reality TV. It also has two movie channels (Zee Cinema and Star Gold), MTV India and Zing for music, NDTV India & NDTV for news, travel and food from NDTV Good Times and Masala TV, and Sanskar featuring spiritual and religious programmes.

The Pakistani package offers leading Urdu channels ARY Digital, Geo Entertainment and Hum TV in entertainment category, two news channels – Geo News and ARY News, one music channel AAG, Food and Fashion from Masala TV and   Style 360   and ARY QTV for religion. It also includes Indian channels popular in Pakistan ”“ NDTV 24×7; Zee TV; Zee Salam and Zee Cinema.

The basic package is available from iiNet at $29.95 a month with no installation charge. The South Asian packages are available for an additional $19.95 per month each.

South Asian Media Expert who worked with FetchTV on the creation of these packages, Saba Zaidi Abdi, 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 packages which offer a rich variety of channels for all generations.”

FetchTV CEO, Scott Lorson, said the packages were designed to appeal to those expatriate families that wanted a mix of both English language TV as well as Indian and Pakistani shows.

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