EPL For Optus Customers: Pricing Revealed
Optus has today revealed its English Premier League (EPL) pricing across its postpaid mobile, mobile broadband and home broadband bundles.
Prices start at $15 per month on plans under $80, while plans priced at $85 or more see the EPL included at no extra cost, with streaming over the Optus mobile and fixed network to be data free on eligible plans.
Pre-orders open on May 15, with Optus stating that existing customers will be able to check online whether they are already on an EPL-eligible plan.
Prepaid mobile, home wireless broadband, and other older selected postpaid mobile and mobile broadband plans, will not carry the EPL.
Optus states its 24/7 EPL channel, which will have up to nine sub-channels, will carry all 380 live matches of the 2016/17 season, along with EPL news and analysis, with shows like Match of the Week, News, Fanzone and Match Day Live.
Optus will launch new mobile and tablet apps, with a dedicated website allowing customers to synch up to four devices via their subscription, with the website supporting up to four screens for when games are on at the same time.
Optus is also offering EPL access via its Yes TV by Fetch set-top box, with Optus also launching its Yes TV by Fetch Mini device from July, extending Yes TV by Fetch to postpaid mobile customers from an extra $5 per month on eligible plans. Optus states that this device will work over any fixed broadband network in Australia, also providing customers access to EPL content.
Optus will also offer a satellite option for Optus customers who live in areas where it is unable to provide a broadband service or with a home broadband service that doesn’t support HD video content, with eligible plans to provide EPL for an extra $20 per month, with a $250 one-off installation fee.
“While you’ll need to be an Optus customer to get all the EPL action, Optus research shows that close to two in three (63 per cent) football fans, who are not already Optus customers, are out of contract for at least one of their fixed broadband or mobile services,” Ben White, Optus managing director of marketing and product, commented.
“We’re confident that when these fans see our range of great value EPL-ready plans, they’ll be convinced that now’s the right time to switch. And for those not quite ready to make that extra commitment, we also have a great postpaid BYO mobile plan that will provide access to the EPL.”