Presto Entertainment

Presto, Telstra get new chiefs

Australian telco Telstra has hired a new boss for its media content arm, while Foxtel-affiliated SVOD service Presto Entertainment has a new CEO. Telstra, which owns local pay TV leader Foxtel along with News Corp, has appointed Optus executive as executive director for Telstra Media. This comes after Telstra’s CMO, Joe Pollard, restructured the firm’s […]

Aussie SVOD platform adds BBC docs

Australian on-demand platform Presto has acquired several documentaries from BBC Worldwide’s local Australasian arm. The 100-hour agreement with BBCWW Australia & New Zealand includes Brazil with Michael Palin, Michael Palin’s New Europe, Stephen Fry and the Great American Oil Spill, Fry’s Planet World and 18 Louis Theroux titles such as The Most Hated Family in […]

Presto goes Rogue with eOne dramas

Australian on-demand platform Presto has inked a new drama programming deal with Entertainment One Television. Expanding on an existing agreement that gave the SVOD service shows such as The Walking Dead, the deal comprises numerous titles. These include DirecTV crime drama Rogue, the TV adaptation of feature film The Firm, and supernatural thriller Bitten on […]

Watchdog okays Seven, Foxtel SVOD JV

Australian media regulators have given Seven Network the greenlight to acquire half of new streaming service Presto TV and launch a planned JV with Foxtel. Seven revealed its involvement in Presto last year in a joint announcement with pay TV operator Foxtel, but had not been officially given the go-ahead to own its 50% stake […]

Aussie Netflix rival eyes A$1m share raise

Australian on-demand service Quickflix has asked its customers to acquire shares in the company in order to raise up to A$1 million (US$820,000). The came after a rights issue brought in just A$650,000 when the company had been hoping to raise closer to A$6 million. Quick is putting 333,333,334 shares up for sale at just […]

HBO, Showtime deals for Presto as Stan taps ABC

Australian on-demand services Presto and Stan have both scored new programming deals. The deals come as Australia’s on-demand market adapts to a number of new services launching in the territory in recent months, and ahead of the upcoming launch of Netflix. Presto’s deals hand the Foxtel-owned SVOD service HBO programming including The Sopranos, Entourage, The […]

Foxtel service adds TV series as Netflix approaches

Foxtel’s subscription-on-demand service, Presto, will add television series for the first time, as the platform prepares for the impending launch of streaming behemoth Netflix. Currently, Foxtel offers movies on-demand for A$9.99 (US$8.29) a month, but will soon begin charging for a features and television bundle. Dubbed Presto Entertainment, the service will offer programming from News […]