M2 launches Dodo IPTV service with Fetch TV
Rebecca Hawkes
| 02 October 2014
Australia's M2 Telecommunications has teamed up with Fetch TV to launch a new IPTV service called Dodo TV with Fetch.

In what is the latest move in the Internet video-on-demand (VOD) space from domestic operators to gain a market foothold ahead of an anticipated 2015 Netflix launch, the basic bundled service comes free with Dodo's A$39.90 unlimited ADSL 2+ plan.

After an A$69 set-up fee for the set-top box, Dodo TV offers 36 channels, a personal video recorder (PVR) and access to a movie library of 3000 titles with 30 pre-selected movies each month.

"Whilst a number of companies have an IPTV offering, it is our job to make sure that we deliver Australians a great value offering, at a cheap price," said Boris Rozenvasser, consumer director, M2.

"It is with this in mind that we have launched what we believe to be some of the most disruptive plans on the market. Our plans give customers the flexibility to combine our renowned high-value unlimited broadband and home phone services with a choice of Dodo TV with Fetch options designed to suit every household."

The 1 terrabyte PVR allows consumers to pause and rewind live TV, as well as record two channels while watching a third. Series link also enables the recording of every episode of a favourite show, while the set-top box also offers apps such as YouTube for TV, My Media Hub, Weather and NASA.

M2's follows the news that rival Foxtel has overhauled it pricing structure and aligned itself with TPG Telecom to help build its IPTV content.