Hybrid TV and vividwireless partner to deliver unlimited CASPA downloads across Australia's first 4G wireless network
This marks Hybrid TV's first 4G unmetered partner to support its CASPA On-Demand broadband entertainment content and services portal
Sydney, Australia., 21 April, 2010 - Hybrid Television Services (ANZ) Pty Ltd, the creator of CASPA™ On-Demand and the licensee of TiVo® products in Australia and New Zealand, today announced that vividwireless, Australia's first 4G wireless broadband network, has agreed to unmeter all CASPA On-Demand content which includes more than 350 new release and library movies, over 2000 TV shows and a range of music concerts and music videos.
vividwireless joins other ISPs including Internode, Primus, iiNet, Apex Internet and Adam Internet in making the CASPA broadband content story a compelling consumer proposition as their customers will not experience any impact to their monthly download quota when they download CASPA content to their TiVo media device.
Launched in March in Perth, the vividwireless broadband network is Australia's first 4G wireless network with enormous capacity to support at home or 'on the go' internet access. vividwireless has already announced plans to extend across five capital cities focusing around major universities.
"We are thrilled with the warm reception we have received since our March launch. We are even more delighted we are able to offer our customers affordable broadband with exceptional speeds but also unmetered access to a world of broadband entertainment through CASPA On-Demand movies and TV content which customers can download to their television." said Martin Mercer, CEO vividwireless.
Ryan Stokes, Chairman of vividwireless and Director of Seven Network Limited commented: "Of particular significance is the fact that both vividwireless and Hybrid TV are in the same family under the Seven umbrella. This is a clear demonstration of how the over-arching strategy of digital entertainment and delivery is cohesive across our businesses."
The Australian wireless broadband market has grown 162 per cent over the last year and vividwireless customers will be a welcomed addition to the 20% of broadband users in Australia who already have unmetered access to CASPA On-Demand entertainment on their TiVo media device.
The outlook will continue to gain momentum both with Hybrid TV unmetered partners and more broadly with ISPs like Optus and AAPT who have experienced growth in unmetered plans or unmetered 'happy hours' generally.
"Our business model is about the best of broadcast and broadband entertainment on the television. With more than 350 movies and over 2000 TV episodes, CASPA is the number one telco-agnostic on-demand service in the market today.
"It is essential that all Australians are afforded the freedom to download and enjoy on-demand entertainment direct to their living room, without worrying about their data cap. No one wants bill shock - for their electricity, phone or internet bill. In addition, the fact that companies like vividwireless choose to help their customers find legal pathways to outstanding broadband content is a win for both our businesses - but more importantly it is a win for the Australian consumer." said Robbee Minicola, CEO of Hybrid TV.
About Hybrid Television Services (ANZ) Pty Limited
Hybrid Television Services (ANZ) Pty Limited is the creator of CASPA™ On-Demand and the licensee of TiVo products in Australia and New Zealand. In late 2009, Hybrid TV launched its proprietary content and service platform CASPA On-Demand in both the Australian and New Zealand markets, premiering in the TiVo device. CASPA offers a range of broadband entertainment on-demand through the TiVo media device; including movies, TV shows, music videos and concerts.
CASPA is a trademark of Hybrid Television Services (ANZ) Pty Limited. The TiVo media device is HD Digital Ready in accordance with the Australian Government's Digital Ready Scheme, Freeview compliant in Australia and Freeview|HD compatible in New Zealand. Hybrid TV is owned by the Seven Media Group (Australia) and TVNZ (New Zealand). For more information see www.mytivo.com.au, www.mytivo.co.nz, www.hybridtv.com.au, www.hybridsmartstreet.com.au
vividwireless, wholly owned by Seven Network Limited, is Australia's first 4G wireless network. The network is launching in Perth, with metropolitan extension networks focused on main University campuses currently under development in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra.
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