Louise Duffy ©RapidTVNews | 17-08-2011

Australian IPTV platform FetchTV has launched a YouTube TV application, optimised for HD TVs, and viewers simply use the TV remote to navigate the interface, to watch YouTube clips

Explained Scott Lorson, CEO of FetchTV, said: "FetchTV is the first IPTV platform in Australia to offer this YouTube experience for the TV. YouTube offers some of the most compelling content in the world, with an increasing proportion available in high definition. We're bringing a whole new YouTube experience to the TV. The only thing better than the YouTube on your PC is the YouTube experience enjoyed on your big screen."

Francisco Varela, global director of platforms partnerships at YouTube, added: "We are very pleased to be able to offer our new YouTube on TV experience with FetchTV. We believe FetchTV customers will benefit from easy access to thousands of popular channels, new content and personalised playlists on YouTube."

Youtube is now available to all Fetch TV subscribers alongside Facebook, Twitter, Wiki, Weather and Mathletics; a learning tool for children.