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New FetchTV boxes arrive for iiNet subs

Australian broadband provider iiNet has introduced new-look set-top boxes for its IPTV service, offering a new slimline look, faster processor and increased memory.

The new boxes are available in black or white and offer the same interface and choice of content as the original STBs, developed by local firm FetchTV, a provider of white label IPTV services which also serves other alternative Australian ISPs such as Adam Internet and Internode.

“Customers will love the new styling, colour choice and enhanced performance,” said Stephen Harley, Chief Product Officer at iiNet. “The Gen 2 STB makes it even easier to access a huge range of movies and content at a great price.”

The new boxes are available as part of a starter package for AUD 10 (US$ 10) per month, or as part of a bigger package costing AUD 20 per month called ‘iiNet TV with Fetch Entertainment’.

iiNet recently revealed underwhelming figures for its IPTV service – reporting just 24,000 customers for the end of 2012 despite launching it back in mid-2010 – and will surely be hoping that these new boxes give it the boost is so plainly needs.

The company had reached a total of 837,000 broadband customers by the end of 2012, of which 545,000 were on-net, 280,000 were off-net and 11,000 were receiving fibre-based NBN services.

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