FETCH TV LAUNCHES TURNER’S CNN INTERNATIONAL IN AUSTRALIA
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
-Timing ideal to cater for the unprecedented interest in the US Election-
SYDNEY, October 5, 2016 – Fetch TV today announced the launch of CNN International, which will be available this week to Entertainment Pack subscribers at no additional cost.
CNN international is the number one international TV news channel across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific region and Latin America. The brand reaches more than 425 million households around the globe, including more than 77 million across Asia Pacific.
CNN International carries news, current affairs, politics, sports, opinions, features and business programming worldwide.
"The timing couldn’t be better for the launch of CNN International. Fetch TV subscribers now have access to unparalleled, round-the-clock coverage of this historic US presidential race, which culminates in the election on November 8,” said Robi Stanton, General Manager of Turner Australia, which operates CNN International locally.
Fetch TV now offers unmatched access to international news with 10 leading English language news channels; CNN, BBC World News, CNBC, Bloomberg, Channel News Asia, Al Jazeera, EuroNews, France 24, CCTV4 (China), and NDTV (India). Fetch TV also offers several foreign language news channels.
Scott Lorson, CEO, Fetch TV, said: “We’re delighted to add a channel the calibre of CNN International to our Entertainment Pack. This is the third channel we have launched this year, joining Comedy Central (April) and Spike (June), with more to come. We are also thrilled to add Turner to our growing list of Tier 1 channel partners, which now includes; Turner, BBC, NBCU, Viacom, Nickelodeon, Fox International Channels, Disney, ESPN and Scripps.”
Fetch TV is available via ISPs including Optus, iiNet and Dodo, and leading retailers Harvey Norman and JB-HiFi.
About CNN International
CNN’s portfolio of news and information services is available in seven different languages across all major TV, digital and mobile platforms reaching more than 425 million households around the globe. CNN International is the number one international TV news channel according to all major media surveys across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asia Pacific region and Latin America and has a US presence which includes CNNgo. CNN Digital is a leading network for online news, mobile news and social media. CNN is at the forefront of digital innovation and continues to invest heavily in expanding its digital global footprint, with a suite of award-winning digital properties and a range of strategic content partnerships, commercialised through a strong data-driven understanding of audience behaviours. Over the years CNN has won multiple prestigious awards around the world for its journalism. CNN has 41 editorial offices and more than 1,100 affiliates worldwide through CNN Newsource. CNN International is part of Turner, a Time Warner company.
About Fetch TV
Fetch TV partners with leading internet service providers Optus, the iiNet Group, and M2 along with leading retailers Harvey Norman and JB Hi Fi to provide subscribers with an entertainment service delivered to the TV over a broadband connection to a set top box. In addition to a 1 terabyte personal video recorder for recording TV, the content line up includes an in-home movie store with over 6,000 titles including the latest new releases to buy or rent, a TV store with leading TV shows to purchase, leading SVOD services Netflix, Stan and Presto, and free to air Catch-Up TV services plus the option to add subscription entertainment channels from major content providers. Visit fetchtv.com.au for more information.
For further information, please contact:
James Moore / Turner Asia Pacific / James.Moore@turner.com