Fetch TV looks to take on Foxtel with NBN deal

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IPTV service Fetch TV is contemplating a National Broadband Network (NBN) investment that could see it become a major pay-TV competitor.

The Fetch TV PVR
(Credit: Fetch TV)

The Australian is reporting that Fetch TV is contemplating an NBN deal that would see it become a network backhaul operator.

The move would allow the IPTV service to create a multicast system that would let its partners deliver the service in a more competitive fashion.

Essentially, the multicast would allow the pay-TV service to be streamed just once to all points of interconnect (PoI) on the network, reducing the network-related costs. NBN retailers would then be able to grab the service from those points and send it on to residences.

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