Fetch TV partnership gives subscribers access to the Metrological app store



Starting in October, Fetch subscribers will have access to a first wave of apps available in Metrological’s app library, including Acorn TV, iwonder, Vevo, Vimeo, Plex, Kidoodle, The Weather Network and a hayu app. rebuilt.

Additional premium, niche and localized apps will be added in the coming months.

Metrological offers a global cloud-based application platform that enables Fetch TV to integrate applications into the Fetch service.

Metrological has partnered with leading global companies including Comcast, Sky, Liberty Global, Vodafone and others. Fetch TV secured the rights for Australia and New Zealand.

The Metrological App Store will complement Fetch TV’s native application integration capabilities and allow Fetch to handle the long tail of content available through OTT applications.

Native app integrations to date include Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime Video, Paramount Plus, Britbox, Optus Sport, YouTube, YouTube Kids, and the six free BVOD apps – 7Plus, 9Now, 10Play, ABC iview, ABC Kids, and SBS on demand.

Fetch also offers over 50 channels from a range of broadcasters and a TV and movie store with around 10,000 titles.

Scott Lorson

Scott Lorson, CEO of Fetch TV, said, “The launch of the Metrological App Store will open up a whole new world of content for Fetch subscribers and provide an easy way to access the things they love to watch, all in one place. This latest innovation is yet another demonstration of Fetch’s commitment to providing a world-class aggregation platform, delivering value never before seen in the Australian market. “

Jeroen ghijsen, CEO of Metrological, said, “We are proud to continue working with Fetch to provide subscribers with a seamless and unified viewing experience, and even more of the world-class content they crave. Now more than ever, consumers want access to long-tail OTT apps, as well as niche and localized content behind a remote control, and with the most compelling user experiences in real time.

Content providers can leverage the open Lightning Software Development Kit (SDK) for rapid app development, with a single app version making it easy to distribute to a global operator footprint. Carrier billing functionality is available in some apps, allowing users to sign up and pay through their Fetch account.

The availability of universal voice search adds to the user experience on Fetch, making it easier for users to find content across Fetch, including all channels, apps and YouTube, with a single request vocal.

Universal search for the latest metrology applications will be added in the next production release of Fetch scheduled for later this year. The new applications will be available on the Fetch Mini, Mini 4K and Mighty boxes.

New Fetch TV apps include:

Acorn tv
Acorn TV curates a world-class library of gripping crime thrillers, addictive dramas and intriguing mysteries. Stream award-winning shows, exclusive originals, must-see dramas and heartwarming comedies from Britain and beyond.
Key shows include My Life is Murder, Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries, Whitstable Pearl, Midsomer Murders, and Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Marple.
The cost of the subscription is $ 6.99 per month with a 7 day free trial.

I wonder
iwonder is a documentary and news streaming service that curates the world’s best feature-length documentaries and factual content on one platform. With a vast library of over 1,000 critically acclaimed, award-winning and festival-favorite films, series and shorts, iwonder marries new trends with compelling and compelling real-life stories about the people and events shaping global business, politics, music, culture, religion, sports, art, nature, history, science, technology and much more.
Priced at $ 6.99 per month or $ 69.90 per year and including a 14 day free trial – the best documentaries available to stream right now on iwonder include: Tales of the Grim Sleeper – An Investigation into the Killing of 25 years of serial killer Lonnie Franklin Jr. and his arrest; The Pickup Game – An Overview of the Multi-Million Dollar Pickup Industry; and Eating Animals – A film exploring the notion of moving away from industrial meat farming practices of the past 40 years.

Vevo is the world’s leading music video network. Vevo offers music fans around the world a huge range of premium content to choose from, featuring official premium music clips as well as an ever-evolving range of live performances and innovative original programming. From your favorite artists and the biggest names in music to discovering the next big thing, Vevo brings high quality music video content right to your screen.

From NBCUniversal, hayu is the first and only subscription-based video-on-demand service of its kind, available in 27 markets around the world, including Australia.
Hayu subscribers can watch on a full range of devices (mobile, tablet, laptop, smart TVs and select consoles) at www.hayu.com
Shows and episodes are downloadable for watching on the go, including Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Its Spinoffs, as well as The Real Housewives, Below Deck, and Million Dollar Listing franchises. The majority of American shows debut on the service the same day they launch in the United States.
The cost of the subscription is $ 6.99 per month with a 7 day free trial.
hayu has been available on Fetch since July 2017. The app has been rebuilt in the Metrological App Store with carrier billing added. Existing subscribers on the Mini, Mink 4K and Mighty boxes will have to connect to the new application using their current information. The previous version of the app will continue to work on older Fetch Gen 2 boxes.

About metrology
Metrological, a Comcast company, allows operators to integrate their TV and OTT content into a unique viewing experience. The cloud-based application platform offers a complete suite of products for monetization, integration and lifecycle management of premium OTT applications and services on any device. Content providers are able to reach over 40 million homes on carrier networks by adding a single application to the metrology application library. Metrological works with cable and telecommunications companies such as Comcast, Liberty Global, Vodafone, NOS, Fetch and Multichoice. Founded in 2005, Metrological is based in the Netherlands with offices in the United States and Europe. For more information, please visit www.metrological.com.

See also: Launch of the Amazon Prime Video app on Fetch TV


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