Optus partners with the Seven Network to bring you the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in 4K
Optus has partnered with the Seven Network so it can offer 4K coverage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics which will be exclusively available to Optus 5G Home Broadband customers.
The Seven coverage will be streamed through the Fetch Mighty set top box via the Optus 5G home broadband connection.
The Optus 5G Home Broadband service connects exclusively through the Optus 5G network and has a minimum speed guarantee of 50Mbps.
But customers have been reports speeds of more than 300Mbps in some areas.
“This will be the most-watched Olympics and the biggest digital event in Australian streaming history,” says Seven West Media chief revenue officer Kurt Burnette.
“Seven’s coverage of the Olympics will be unprecedented, and with time zones differing by only one-hour, Tokyo 2020 will feel like a home Games for Australians.
“As our Australian athletes go for gold, Seven will be supporting them every step of the way, and through an exclusive partnership with Optus we will be able to deliver live event coverage in 4K Ultra HD exclusively to Optus 5G Home customers with Fetch Mighty set top boxes.”
There are now more than 300 Optus 5G sites around Australia with 1,200 sites expected to go live by March 2020.
Optus has been a long-term sponsor of the Australian Olympic team and will work with the Seven Network the official broadcast rights holders, to create a new pop-up 4K UHD live streamed channel.
“A partnership with Seven will allow us to showcase the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in 4K Ultra HD for the first time over a 5G network in Australia to Fetch Mighty customers,” said Optus VP of product development, TV and content Clive Dickens.
“This exclusive partnership is another element of our 5G ‘Video Experience Network’ which will allow us to ensure end-to-end delivery of 4K Ultra HD Video content to exclusive Optus customers.
“Australian’s appetite for 4K Ultra HD Video content is growing with anticipation following the launch of Optus 5G and we continue to work with premium Video On Demand content partners to build out their 4K Ultra HD offerings.”
To access the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in 4K, Optus 5G Home Broadband customers will need a Fetch Mighty set-top box and an active Fetch subscription as well as, of course, a 4K TV.
Fetch CEO, Scott Lorson, said: “Australians love their sport, and many have invested heavily in-home theatre systems to ensure the biggest and best possible viewing experience. The Olympic games represents the pinnacle in sports viewing, and Seven is set to provide unprecedented access during the 3 weeks of the Olympic Games.”
“As a result of this partnership, Optus subscribers with a Fetch Mighty will be in for a special treat, with access for the first time ever to a 4K Ultra HD channel streaming Seven’s coverage of the Olympics. We are delighted to work with Optus and Seven on this ground-breaking initiative.”