Presto TV to launch on Sunday

2015-01-15_2226Foxtel and Seven joint venture, Presto TV, launches on Sunday, ahead of Stan and Netflix entering the market.

The streaming service will offer ad-free television for $9.99 per month, with no lock-in contract, on PC, MAC, iPads and via Google Chromecast (selected Android tablets coming soon). Subscribers can register up to four compatible devices and watch two devices simultaneously.

It includes full seasons of shows from suppliers including HBO, Showtime, CBS, Seven and ABC.

Titles will include The Sopranos, The Wire, Sex and the City, Entourage, True Blood, Girls, Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, The Borgias, Californication, Ray Donovan, Packed to the Rafters, All Saints, Wentworth, Love My Way, Tangle, Summer Heights High, We Can Be Heroes, A Moody Christmas, The Librarians, Rake, Redfern Now and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

Presto Movies, also available at $9.99 per month, can be bundled together for a total of $14.99 per month.

Shaun James, Director of Presto and On Demand, said “Presto TV will provide a fantastic television experience for subscribers for just $9.99 per month with a terrific line up of hit shows, quality dramas and hidden gems which can be streamed ad-free and watched instantly on demand.”

“Presto TV will cater for viewers of all ages and we are committed to adding new programming to our offering over time giving our subscribers the opportunity to watch complete series and full seasons from some of the biggest producers such as HBO, CBS Studios International, SHOWTIME and locally from Foxtel, Seven West Media and ABC Commercial. We will also have more exciting content announcements to make in coming weeks.

“Presto TV can also be bundled with Presto Movies for just $14.99 providing a value for money way to access television and movies in one place. Presto also offers an intuitive customer interface with curated collections, recommendations and critics’ reviews.”

Presto TV will bring together a vast collection of TV shows from quality production houses including HBO, SHOWTIME®, CBS Studios International, Viacom International Media Networks and Hasbro Studios as well as a range of some of the best local content from Foxtel, the Seven Network and ABC Commercial.

Presto TV will feature “complete seasons” of programs which are available to stream and watch instantly on demand. There will be something for all ages with programming covering key genres including drama, comedy, reality and kids and family.

Presto TV will be the only Australian SVOD service to offer acclaimed HBO programming including full seasons of The Sopranos, The Wire, Sex and the City, Entourage, True Blood, Girls and Boardwalk Empire from HBO as well as Deadwood, distributed by CBS Studios International.

Subscribers can also watch full seasons of SHOWTIME original series from CBS Studios International including Dexter®, The Borgias, Californication, Nurse Jackie and Ray Donovan with new seasons coming first to Presto TV for the standalone SVOD window.

Foxtel’s award-winning local dramas Wentworth, Love My Way and Tangle will be available as will a range of popular programming from the Seven Network including Packed to the Rafters, All Saints, Always Greener, overseas dramas Mr Selfridge, Rosemary and Thyme and A Touch of Frost, as well as full series of a number of Seven’s locally-produced factual, drama, comedy and entertainment programs.

Presto TV will also feature complete series of the hit CBS Studios International comedies Frasier, Cheers and Everybody Loves Raymond.

Presto TV will also include full seasons of a range of ABC Commercial comedy, drama and kids titles including Summer Heights High, We Can Be Heroes and Ja’mie: Private School Girl, all starring Chris Lilley, A Moody Christmas, The Librarians and dramas such as Rake, Redfern Now and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Popular children’s series and specials such as Bob the Builder, Thomas the Tank Engine, Angelina Ballerina and the hugely popular pre-school series The Wiggles will also be available. Subscribers can expect to see popular ABC Commercial franchises such as Sesame Street, Postman Pat, Pingu and Fireman Sam being added to the service in coming days.

Young viewers will have access to a massive selection of on demand programming on Presto TV. Kids can go on undersea escapades with the hilarious SpongeBob SquarePants; watch the hijinks of the gang at the Littlest Pet Shop; take an entertaining and educational journey with Arthur; or go on an adventure with the shape-shifting Transformers; the mighty morphing Power Rangers; and the crime fighting Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation.

Preschool viewers can join Dora the Explorer as she explores the world in English and Spanish with her friends Boots and Backpack as well as enjoy popular favourites Bubble Guppies and My Little Pony.
TV and movie titles on Presto are easily discovered through collections specially curated by Presto and content will be regularly updated with new programs being added over time. We encourage subscribers to check back regularly or to follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/presto) and Twitter (@presto).

www.presto.com.au

29 Comments:

  1. I agree about the quality of the streaming so far. I’m using airplay and my apple tv but I would hope they bring out an app for the gaming consoles like Netflix has.

  2. I got an invite to Stan today too. Signed up and don’t feel overly excited about the range. Its probably worth the $10/month assuming they continue to add content. If not, I’ll run out of stuff to watch in month or two. (The stream quality is pretty crap too, even the HD – I am assuming HD is available. Clicking HD doesn’t seem to change much. Reminds me of iView quality. ick. I get better streaming from US services!)

    But anyway, some of those shows listed for Presto seem to be on Stan. How does that work? Summer Heights High, Phryne Fisher, Dexter. They aren’t complete series, just a few seasons of each. Does that mean I will need multiple services to see a complete series? Because, no.

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