Dodo, a part of the M2 Telecommunications group, is the newest entrant to the growing Australian IPTV segment. On 1st October, they announced their alliance with Fetch TV and began offering their services immediately. Their product, called Dodo TV, is available for $0, ie free, with their unlimited standalone broadband plans (with a $69 installation fee).
Dodo has been one of the leading providers in the Australian broadband segment for over 12 years, providing high value services at low rates. Their foray into IPTV with Dodo TV is expected to continue the brand legacy. Dodo TV hopes to shake up the market and lead the IPTV wave from the front.
Dodo TV presently provides two distinct plans, Fetch Lite at the entry level, and a premium Fetch Entertainment Plus plan. These can be taken standalone or bundled with their unlimited broadband plans, or some of their phone plans. The Fetch Lite plan is a mere $15/month, or available for free along with the unlimited broadband package. Premium World TV package add-ons are also available. The Fetch Entertainment Plus plan, at $30/month, includes more than 30 premium channels and has special interest add-ons available. Fetch Lite subscribers can try Fetch Entertainment Plus for the first month at no extra cost.
Both plans include access to free to air channels (aerial antenna required), Catch-up TV, 30 pre-selected movies each month, and a PVR set-top box with a 1 terabyte hard drive capable of recording almost 600 hours of SD content. In fact, viewers can record up to two channels in the background, while viewing a third. Dodo TV with Fetch can also be viewed on a wide range of mobile devices with the Fetch TV app.
As the triple-play battle heats up with many players joining the game, it’s definitely a promising sign for Australian viewers.