Horse & Country TV Australia on Fetch TV via OPTUS!

Horse & Country TV Australia on Fetch TV Now Available through Optus!

Horse and Country TV is excited to announce that the channel is now available to Australian audiences subscribing to Fetch TV via the Optus Network.

Horse & Country TV, which carries exclusive sports event coverage, news, documentary and personality-led programming to the passionate horse sports and country living audience, broadcasts in the UK and Ireland, the Netherlands and Sweden, and can be found on the web at

At the UK’s Broadcast Digital Awards H&C won “Best Specialist Channel” in 2011 and was shortlisted in two categories in 2015: Best Specialist Channel (Highly Commended) and Best Factual Channel. Fellow contenders for Best Factual were BBC3, BBC4, Discovery, History and National Geographic. Online, H&C publishes blogs and commentary provided by a range of experts and personalities, an extensive range of equestrian video, a calendar of events, as well as program support material for all of the Channel’s featured shows. The award winning UK channel was launched in Australia in February 2015 on Fetch TV services from Dodo and SlimTel and its website can be found at .

Programs being presented throughout July and August on the Australian channel include:-

FEI Nations Cup 2015: Rotterdam – the famous international showjumping competition series continues

Yard Talk: The Philippaerts – meet showjumping sensations Olivier and Nicola Philippaerts at the family yard in Belgium

FEI Classics 2015: Luhmülhen – the FEI Classics 2015 are a series uniting the top end of the international eventing circuit.

Carl Hester & Charlotte Dujardin Shows – from the exclusive series ‘At Home with Carl Hester’, following the lives of Carl, his team and his horses, to programs where Carl and Charlotte take you through preparation and travels to international shows and the Olympic Games in London 2012 and most recently, ‘An Evening with Carl and Charlotte’, which was filmed live at a packed theatre.

Global Champions Tour from Chantilly, Estoril and Valkenswaard – Glamorous global showjumping series including magazine shows behind-the-scenes from each leg

Country Calendar on Horseback – our exclusive New Zealand magazine series on equestrian and countryside themes

Monty Roberts – on tour with the world famous horsemanship trainer, as he works with problem horses in the UK

As an independent network, H&C TV has been motivated to explore all new means of channel distribution, including IP and ‘over the top’ delivery, so we are delighted to have Fetch TV, clearly a pioneer in this area in Australia, as our partner.

Scott Lorson, CEO of Fetch TV, said: “Fetch TV is committed to being the clear market leader in catering to Australia’s diverse interests by providing convenient access to leading speciality channels. H&C TV represents an extremely high quality offering for a very passionate audience, and we are pleased to host it on our platform.”

So now you know who we are and a little about the fantastic programs on offer, how do you get Horse and Country TV Australia?

Existing Fetch TV Customers

Existing Fetch TV customers – via Optus, Dodo or SlimTel – can sign up using your remote control. Just go to Menu>Manage>Subscriptions> Horse & Country TV and press the Green button to subscribe.

Via Optus

To sign up to Optus TV with Fetch go to


Sign up to a deal with DODO – see their website for FETCH TV packages

Via SlimTel

Visit SlimTel at and click into SlimTel TV on the menu bar. Packages are clearly marked there

Whichever option you choose to go through, don’t forget to nominate H&C TV in your package. In addition to Fetch’s $30 per month Entertainment Pack, it will only cost $7.95 (AU) per month for 24 hours of great entertainment daily!

About Fetch TV

Fetch TV partners with leading internet service providers Optus, the iiNet Group (iiNet, Internode, Westnet, TransACT and Adam Internet) and M2 (Dodo and iPrimus) along with leading retailers Harvey Norman, Domayne and Joyce Mayne to provide subscribers with an entertainment service delivered to the TV over a broadband connection to a set top box. In addition to a 1 terabyte personal video recorder for recording TV, the content line up includes an in-home movie store with over 4,000 titles including the latest new releases, a TV store with leading TV shows to purchase, leading SVOD service Netflix, Catch-Up TV services ABC iview, SBS on Demand, Plus 7 and TENPlay, apps including YouTube, as well as the option to add subscription entertainment channels from major content providers. Visit for more information