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Telstra partners with Roku

October 16, 2015

By Colin Mann

Australian operator Telstra has unveiled the new Telstra TV streaming device which will be available for purchase by Telstra customers from October 27th.

Telstra describes the device as an “easy to use” streaming player that allows Telstra home broadband customers to watch the most popular streaming services, rent the latest blockbuster films from BigPond Movies and catch up on their favourite TV shows on their compatible TV. Telstra TV provides access to15 services including apps for Presto and Netflix, as well as a number of television catch up services including SBS on Demand, PLUS7 and 9JumpIn. In addition, Australian streaming service Stan will be available on Telstra TV in November.

Joe Pollard, Telstra Chief Marketing Officer and Group Executive Media said Telstra TV responds to the growing demand for simple and flexible home entertainment that allows consumers to access their favourite TV series, movies and content directly to their television.

“Telstra TV puts our customers in control of what they watch and gives them even greater value entertainment choices in the home,” she added. “Whether you love to binge watch the latest television series, enjoy a family movie night, or catch up on free to air shows you missed during the week, Telstra TV is the simple way to stream your favourite television on demand. The powerful combination of our world-class networks and quality, differentiated content, and ease of use give our customers an entertainment experience that is truly world class.”

Telstra has partnered with streaming platform and streaming device specialist Roku to introduce TelstraTV. Andrew Ferrone, Vice President of Pay TV at Roku said: “We are very excited to unveil Telstra TV, which is powered by Roku, and give Australian consumers a simple and flexible way to stream their favourite content direct to their television. With Telstra TV, consumers have more choice and control over what they watch and when they watch it.”

Telstra TV adds to Telstra’s existing entertainment services, including Foxtel from Telstra products. It will be available for purchase in Telstra stores nationally and online from October 27th. Telstra TV will be priced at A$109 (€70) per streaming player or included as part of selected L and XL broadband bundles. BigPond Movies and Presto will be unmetered on Telstra Home Broadband at home. Data usage applies for other use.

Telstra customers who take up a Telstra TV before December 25th will receive a $15 BigPond Movie voucher, a bonus three months subscription to Presto and a bonus three months subscription to Stan, when Stan becomes available in November.

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