Stan launches on Australia Day
Nine / Fairfax streaming service kicks off with a free one month trial from Monday.
The joint venture, which will compete for subscribers against other players including Presto, Netflix and Quickflix, will be available “in up to full HD on your TV or favourite device, including tablets and smartphones.”
It launches with a 30-day free trial.
Mike Sneesby, CEO of Stan, said: “We know there’s been some speculation around Stan’s launch date, and while we’ve had to keep it under wraps we’re really proud to be able to announce that Australia’s new streaming service will launch on Australia Day.”
Better Call Saul, the prequel to the award-winning Breaking Bad, will premiere on Monday, February 9, fast-tracked from the US.
Nine will present a special screening of the first two episodes of Transparent on Tuesday, January 27, at 10.00pm, ahead of the entire season available on Stan.
Mozart in the Jungle starring Malcolm McDowell, Saffron Burrows, Bernadette Peters, and Gael García Bernal, will also offer the entire season while Fargo’s first season will also available at launch.
Joining the lineup of exclusives will be an extensive range of award-winning TV shows including Masters of Sex, Hannibal, Ray Donovan, Californication, The Good Wife, Sherlock, Call the Midwife, Top Gear and Doctor Who. A selection of quality Australian programming will also be available on Stan, such as Ja’mie Private School Girl, Redfern Now and Rake, plus all seasons of Underbelly, House Husbands and Love Child.
On launch, the entire collection of James Bond films will be available as an SVOD exclusive, as well as recent releases including The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, plus more of the biggest film franchises including The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, Robocop, Rambo and Terminator. Showcasing the best in international cinema, Stan will be the SVOD home of SBS World Movies, while award-winning Australian films such as Animal Kingdom will also join the movie lineup.
With something for everyone, Stan will have the biggest kids TV shows including Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Wiggles, In the Night Garden, Sarah and Duck, Charlie and Lola and iCarly. Stan’s dedicated kids zone will enable a safe and controlled viewing environment for kids, with the ability to set up individual profiles for everyone in the family based on classification.
All titles will be available to watch instantly in up to full HD on multiple platforms including television, tablets, computers and mobile phones.