IPTV service Fetch TV is contemplating a National Broadband Network (NBN) investment that could see it become a major pay-TV competitor.
The Fetch TV PVR
(Credit: Fetch TV)
The move would allow the IPTV service to create a multicast system that would let its partners deliver the service in a more competitive fashion.
Essentially, the multicast would allow the pay-TV service to be streamed just once to all points of interconnect (PoI) on the network, reducing the network-related costs. NBN retailers would then be able to grab the service from those points and send it on to residences.