There are plenty of internet service providers offering IPTV service FetchTV as an option, but the vast majority ask for a 24-month contract. iiNet has broadened its options, offering the Starter package on a 12-month contract and the Entertainment bundle on a six-month deal.
We’ve known for a while that Optus was planning to offer its own version of the FetchTV platform, and it finally goes on sale this week. For $9.95 a month (over a 24-month contract), you get a set-top box with a one-terabyte hard drive and the ability to schedule recordings across FetchTV’s channel suite.
This week, IPTV service FetchTV is adding the YouTube on TV interface, making it simpler to browse YouTube videos via your TV set. That’s just one of a host of new options FetchTV is planning over the next year, including a full HD channel, access to iView, iPhone and Android apps and lots of other goodies.
If you’re an iiNet customer (and many Lifehacker readers are), this might be appealing: the ISP is offering a three-month trial of its FetchTV service for existing customers, giving you a chance to sample the service before signing up for the full-scale 24-month deal.