Australia: Presto VoD launch

Foxtel and Seven West Media will launch their Presto TV streaming VoD in Australia service on Janaury 18th, ahead of similar services Netflix and Stan.

For A$9.99 a month, viewers will be able access the Presto TV catalogue — which draws from Seven and Foxtel’s library of television programmes and also includes ABC content — or watch Presto Movies. The two services can be bundled for A$14.99 a month.

Presto chief Shaun James said Presto TV would “cater for viewers of all ages” and would add new programming in coming weeks.

Television shows on offer include HBO series The Sopranos, The Wire, Sex and the City, True Blood and Boardwalk Empire, as well as Showtime series Dexter, Californication and Nurse Jackie. It will also include Foxtel dramas Wentworth, Love My Way and Tangle, and Seven’s Packed to the Rafters.

Netflix is rumoured to be launching in the country on March 31st.

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