FetchTV adds five Cantonese channels to its line-up

Louise Duffy | 09-03-2012

Australian IPTV service FetchTV has added a five-channel Cantonese pack its line-up, aimed at Australia's quarter of a million (or so) Cantonese speakers.

The pack is available as an add-on to a FetchTV subscription (for A$49.95) and delivers the following channels: TVB Jade: Hong Kong drama series and extensive news and information about mainland China and Hong Kong, plus selected Australian shows; TVB Junior: Cantonese language learning programmes, general knowledge, cartoon and drama series; TVB Xing He: the world's first Chinese TV drama channel showing TVB's classic drama series; TVB Lifestyle: up-to-date and practical information on health, travel, food and fashion trends in China and abroad; and TVBN: 24 hour news and current affairs from Hong Kong and around the globe.

FetchTV CEO Scott Lorson said: "The TVB Cantonese pack offers the very best of programming for Australia's large Cantonese speaking population. The TVB channels are extremely popular in Australia, but this is the first time they have been available without a satellite, making it an ideal choice for customers living in multi-dwelling units, or for those customers looking to combine the very best of Cantonese and English programming."