The Australian has a story on Canberra’s own TransACT getting to market first with an internet TV box.
The Canberra-based telco launched its TransTV IPTV, broadband and personal video recorder package on Wednesday after several months of testing. It included about 50 pay-TV channels, broadband subscription and a Motorola high-definition-capable PVR, priced from $75 to $139 a month.
Telstra is today expected to unveil more details about its T-box internet protocol TV service and PVR, the launch of which is imminent, after it announced a trial in Victoria last year.
New entrant Fetch TV, which is backed by Malaysian billionaire T. Ananda Krishnan, is expected to announce packages and pricing for the pay-TV style IPTV product and PVR set-top box it will launch in partnership with internet service provider iiNet as early as next week.
The ISPs all seem desperate to be cable TV companies. But is the content sufficiently better than what comes off the broadcast airwaves to be worth the cost?