Optus unveil EPL app and 10 football channels

Optus have released their English Premier League app and 10 sport channels, which will allow football fans to watch all EPL games simultaneously, along with replays, on demand.

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The Optus Sport app, which was launched on Monday 4 July, is available for Apple and Android devices and 'Yes TV' via Fetch TV - with their channels ranging from Optus Sport 1-10.

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Subscribers can now gain access to archival EPL matches via Fetch or the app, with the telco's first live football broadcast on 22 July, when the International Champions Cup gets underway.

Paul Rybicki, Optus head of television, mobile video and content, recently said that the app has been designed to be easy to use after they consulted fans, the EPL and other comparable sports, including the NFL and NBA.

"(The fans) were very clear, just give me the least amount of clicks to get to my game," Rybicki said.

"So we've designed it so it's literally one click to live."

Just last month, Optus reduced their original pricing for EPL content, in response to a consumer backlash, to a starting point of $30 per month on a 12-month mobile plan.



The price cut is only a short-term offer however, and customers that sign-up after 31 July will be charged as per Optus’ original price point of an additional $15 per month on top of their phone cost.

But Optus have allayed the fears of football fans with other internet service providers, with customers able to purchase 'Yes TV' by Fetch Mini set-top box for only $5 per month, if they sign up to an eligible mobile plan.

This will allow fans to watch EPL and football matches on their television screen, instead of only via the app on their phone or tablet device.


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Published 5 July 2016 at 2:49pm
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