Presto TV

Foxtel to close Presto after buying out Seven

Australian pay TV operator Foxtel plans to close its SVOD service, Presto TV, after buying out joint venture partner Seven West Media. Presto will cease to operate on January 31, 2017, with its subscribers transferring to a new Foxtel Play product. They will be able to use the new platform from December. Presto was not […]

Watchdog throws Foxtel-Ten deal into doubt

Australia’s corporate regulator has thrown a spanner in the works of the proposed deal that would see pay TV market leader Foxtel buy a stake in free TV channel Network Ten. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is concerned Foxtel and Ten would be able to enter joint bids for sports rights “to the exclusion […]

Stan scores ‘significant’ Warner Bros. deal

Australia on-demand service Stan has secured an exclusive content deal with Warner Bros. that it described as its “most significant since launch”. The licensing agreement with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution hands Stan exclusive SVOD rights to CW procedural iZombie (pictured), NBC’s comic book adaptation Constantine, Karen Gillan comedy Selfie and Cristin Miloti-starrer A to […]

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 […]