TPG Forces iiNet To Ditch Fetch TV Following Acquisition Because Foxtel

It starts.

Just days after TPG-buyout of iiNet was approved, iiNet has stopped selling its Fetch TV product at the direction of its new owners.

A message on iiNet’s TV page serves a disappointing message for those looking to pick up a Fetch TV.

“This product is no longer available for purchase.”

Fetch TV is a competitor to Foxtel, which probably explains the reason for the stop-sell: TPG has a deal with Foxtel to resell a few of the pay TV provider’s channels. That means the two could never co-exist happily, which means Fetch had to go.

Optus and Dodo will continue to be resellers of the Foxtel TV alternative.

The Fetch CEO spoke to mUmbrella following the quiet shuttering of iiNet’s TV offering, and seemed pretty upbeat despite losing a major partner:

“From the Fetch TV perspective we are on a wonderful run. We are profitable, debt free and experiencing record growth with nearly 95 per cent of our growth currently coming from other partners.

Existing Fetch TV users on iiNet haven’t been given a huge amount of information to go on following the stop-sell, with a message on the website reading simply: “iiNet customers with an existing iiNet TV with Fetch service can manage their account via Toolbox and the iiNet TV menu through their set top box.” Gee, thanks.

Are you a Fetch TV user? What do you think of the stop-sell? Tell us in the comments!

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