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Optus unlocks free-to-air-TV on your mobile with landmark innovation in mobile entertainment
19 Jul 2011

Optus has today launched Optus TV Now ™, a landmark innovation in mobile entertainment. In an Australian first for a telecommunications company, Optus customers will be able to schedule, record and playback free-to-air television from any compatible 3G mobile device+ or personal computer.

With Optus TV Now, Optus customers can record their favourite TV program using their mobile phone and then play it back on their mobile or PC at a time that's more convenient to them. The service is available across all 15 free-to-air channels.

Austin Bryan, Director of Optus Digital Media said, "While we've been able to record free to air TV on our personal video recorder for years, Optus TV Now is the first service that allows customers from across Australia to record free to air TV using their mobile and play it back on a mobile or personal computer.

"This innovative new product highlights the diverse and exciting potential for consumer cloud services. Optus TV Now, along with the recently launched Optus Smart Safe, proves that Optus is fast becoming a leader in digital services."

All Optus mobile subscribers will get 45 minutes of free storage every month with the Optus TV Now Basic Plan while customers looking for more storage space can add Optus TV Now as a bolt-on to their existing mobile service. The Optus TV Now Standard Plan provides five hours of storage time for $6.99 per month while the Optus TV Now Premium Plan provides 20 hours of storage time for $9.99 per month.

Optus mobile customers are able to clear their recorded content and re-record and store as many times as they like, enabling them to make the most of their allotted storage throughout the month. Customers can also set whole series to record (pending available storage space) – meaning they can catch up on content at the time most convenient to them.

Optus customers will be able to access the Optus TV Now service whenever they want. Customers can download the Optus TV Now Electronic Program Guide where they can select programs to record and playback from the wide selection of free to air channels available at their home address.

"For information on signing up for the product, customers should visit http://www.optustvnow.optus.com.au for all of the relevant details."

Media Contact:
James Wright
Optus Corporate Affairs
02 8082 7565

^Terms and conditions apply. Please refer to Optus.com.au for full terms and conditions

* Short Terms and Conditions: Optus TV Now
Optus TV Now is subject to the terms of use and charges as set out in the SFOA available at www.optus.com.au/standardagreements. No data charges apply when accessing via your mobile. Access to Optus TV Now via PC will count towards your standard data allocation. Coverage is limited to the following ACMA TV broadcast regions: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth. Optus TV Now is for individual and personal use only. It is a breach of copyright to make a copy of a broadcast other than to record it for your private and domestic use. Optus accepts no responsibility for copyright infringement. To use this service, you must be an Optus mobile customer with compatible 3G video capable handset and be in a 3G network coverage area or have a compatible dual band video capable handset and be in a dual band coverage area. 45 minutes free. Optus Fair Go Policy applies.

+Optus 3G dual band is part of the Open Network and refers to our UMTS2100MHz/900MHz coverage. 3G services available throughout the Open Network with compatible 3G dual band handset, subject to network availability. Outside these areas, only GSM/GPRS services where available (excludes video call or content streaming).