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Foreign-language channels now available on Optus MeTV

Optus is beefing up the number of streaming television channels offered for its MeTV PVR (turned online media streamer), with a choice of four foreign-language packs.

Optus is beefing up the number of streaming television channels offered for its MeTV PVR (turned online media streamer), with a choice of four foreign-language packs.

From this week, the company will offer streaming foreign language channels to its MeTV customers. The channels are divided into four different packs, targeted at different audiences: Chinese in Mandarin; Indian in Hindi; Korean; and a combined group for Singapore and Taiwan.

The cost of these language packs is in addition to the base cost of MeTV, which is currently set at AU$9.95 for a minimum of 24 months. Although the MeTV box has a 1TB hard disk, these streaming channels cannot be recorded onto the device.

Chinese Mandarin pack — AU$19.95 per month:

  • Anhui TV
  • Beijing TV
  • CCTV 4
  • CCTV Entertainment
  • CCTV News
  • CCTV Opera
  • China Movie Channel
  • China Yellow River TV
  • Chongqing TV
  • Fujian Straits TV
  • Guangxi TV International
  • Hunan TV World
  • JSBC International
  • MTV China
  • Phoenix Europe
  • Phoenix Infonews
  • Shanghai Dragon TV
  • Sichuan TV
  • SZTV-1 (Shenzen)
  • Taishan TV
  • TJTV TV (Tianjin)
  • Xiamen Star
  • Zhejiang TV.

Indian Hindi pack — AU$19.95 per month:

  • Colors
  • Imagine Dil Se
  • Masala TV
  • MTV India
  • NDTV
  • NDTV 24x7
  • NDTV Good Times
  • Sahara One
  • Sanskar
  • Star Gold
  • Star Plus
  • Zee Cinema
  • Zee TV
  • Zing.

Korean pack — AU$14.95 per month:

  • Arirang
  • KBS World
  • KMTV
  • MBN
  • Nat Geo Adventure Korea
  • One (Sony Pictures)
  • TVN.

Singapore and Taiwan pack — AU$19.95 per month:

  • 8 International (Singapore)
  • Celestial Classic Movies (Singapore)
  • MACTV (Macroview TV Taiwan)
  • Xinya Azio (Taiwan)
  • CCTV News (China)
  • MTV China
  • KMTV (Korea)
  • One (Sony Pictures Korea).