Welcome to the September edition of What’s What. It’s an exciting sport filled month with the Rugby World Cup and our own super star in the NFL – Jarryd Hayne.
There’s lots of footy on over the next month, with the Rugby World Cup
starting on the 18th of September, NRL & AFL finals, plus the NFL season has started. For the Rugby World Cup all of the Wallabies games are on GEM on free-to-air, between 1:30am and 4:45am, so customers can take advantage of the Fetch TV PVR by recording all the games to watch when they’re awake. Plus with so many footy games on at the same time, customers can easily record 2 games while watching a third so they don’t need to worry about missing the winning try or goal. See all the fixtures below:
September sees the kick off of a new season of NFL giving fans of American football a short, intense season where skill, strategy and hard-hitting action are the name of the game. ESPN presents LIVE coverage all season, and while the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and the team they beat for the title, the Seattle Seahawks, return favored in the preseason rankings, fans know the NFL is highly unpredictable and a lot can happen in 16 games.
It starts with some stellar matches, including Jarryd Haynes first official game with the 49ers on September 15. Coverage of the NFL airs live all season on ESPN. Games air on short turnaround this month on ESPN 2, generally at 7.30pm. A large number of games are also on 7Mate, so customers can record them to watch after work.
The Fetch TV box has 3 tuners. 1 is allocated to watching live TV and the other 2 for recording. Currently, customers can record 2 channels while they watch a third.
Quad recording which is launching in October increases the total concurrent recording capability from 2 to 4. The box will be able to make up to 4 recordings at the same time (with those recording capable of being a mix of Free-to-Air or subscription channels).
The Free to air channels have channel families. e.g:
Quad recording allows customers to record 2 channels from the same channel family on one tuner at the same time. For example, with 3 tuners you can record 2 shows from the Ten family and 2 from the Seven family while you’re watching another channel.
There are no channel families within subscription channels, so you can for example record Ten & 11 on one tuner, record a program on E! on your second tuner whilst you watch any other channel.
This feature will automatically added to all Gen 2 Fetch TV boxes, customers simply set recordings as normal, they will just be able to set more within channel families at the same time. The only time the interface will ask for user input is if there is a recording conflict.