Seven West Media chief revenue officer Kurt Burnette said: “This will be the most-watched Olympics and the biggest digital event in Australian streaming history.”
With over 300 5G sites currently in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and other key locations in NSW, Victoria and Queensland and 1200 sites planned by March 2020, Optus recently launched 5G in the home and on the mobile.
Optus VP product development, TV and content Clive Dickens said: “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.”
To access the 4K Ultra HD channel of Seven’s coverage of Tokyo 2020, Optus customers will be required to have a Fetch Mighty, with an active Fetch subscription, a 4K-ready television and Optus 5G home broadband plan.
Fetch CEO Scott Lorson added: “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 three weeks of the Olympic Games.”
For people in areas where 5G Optus broadband is available, a package with the internet connection, an Optus Sport subscription and a Fetch Mighty set-top box will cost $100 monthly.