Presto heats up Australia video streaming scene

Staff writer
27 Jan 2015

Australia-based Presto Entertainment is now offering a subscription-based TV streaming service in Australia, beating competitors Netflix and Stan in the race to challenge first-mover Quickflix.

The service, named Presto TV, touts “thousands of hours ad-free television shows” for A$9.99 ($8) per month. Presto TV also offers “complete seasons” of programs which are available to stream and watch instantly on demand.

Consumers can subscribe to both Presto TV and Presto Movies, a sister streaming service offering feature films, at a bundle price of A$14.99 ($12) per month with no ongoing commitment.

Presto TV is available across PCs, Mac, iPads and via Google Chromecast, with support for selected Android tablets upcoming. Subscribers can register up to four compatible devices and view content on two devices simultaneously.

A 50-50 joint venture with News Corp unit Foxtel and Seven West Media, Presto TV offers a collection of shows from producers such as HBO, SHOWTIME, CBS Studios International, Viacom International Media Networks and Hasbro Studios. Content from Foxtel, the Seven Network and ABC Commercial will also be offered.

Presto TV will also feature “complete seasons” of programs which are available to stream and watch 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,” said Shaun James, Director of Presto and On Demand. “We will also have more exciting content announcements to make in coming weeks.”

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