Presto TV – the streaming JV between Fairfax and Seven West Media – has signed an exclusive content agreement with 20th Century Fox that will deliver a raft of programming to the streaming service including exclusivity to the Modern Family series.
Presto TV subscribers will be able to watch all episodes of the first four seasons of Modern Family, while the fifth series of Modern Family, which includes an episode shot in Australia last year, will premiere on Presto TV in the second half of 2015.
The 20th Century Fox deal will also deliver Presto TV subscribers access to full seasons of the hit psychological drama Homeland, Sons of Anarchy ; as well as other hit shows such as American Horror Story, The Americans, Glee and the comedy series Louie.
Presto TV has also acquired from 20th Century Fox every episode of the award-winning science fiction series X-Files and Roswell; the fan favourite series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and quirky comedy My Name is Earl.
Presto TV will make all 203 episodes of the X-Files, which ran for nine years, available to its subscribers to watch on demand when and where they want.
“20th Century Fox is a prolific producer of great television programming and we are delighted to have access to some of their most successful shows including series which are currently in production such as Modern Family and Homeland for Presto TV,” Shaun James, director of Presto and On Demand, said.
“Our deal with 20th Century Fox has also bolstered our great library of television with some of the most iconic television shows ever produced including the X-Files and Buffy The Vampire Slayer which have amassed massive fan bases around the world and which will now be available to Presto TV subscribers to watch every episode when and where they want on demand.”
“We are continuing to add programming to our Presto TV service and have more exciting announcements to come.”
“We’re delighted to partner with Presto TV, one of Australia’s premiere streaming platforms,” said Gina Brogi, executive vice president, worldwide pay television and SVOD, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. She added, “Presto TV is the perfect new home for the first four seasons of Modern Family on SVOD. This program, along with the other great Fox programs, will give Australian viewers more choices and better programming than ever.”
Presto TV has previously announced programming deals with quality production houses including HBO, SHOWTIME®, CBS Studios International, Viacom International Media Networks and Hasbro Studios as well as a range of some of the best local content from Foxtel, the Seven Network and ABC Commercial.
Presto TV joins Presto Movies, which features blockbusters and all-time favourite films from a constantly updated collection of great movies.
Presto is currently offering customers a free 30 day trial of Presto Entertainment, Presto’s TV & movies subscription. To experience Presto for free for 30 days, new customers can visit www.presto.com.au and sign up today.
At the end of the 30 day free trial period, customers keen to stay on as Presto subscribers can choose between Presto TV or Presto Movies for $9.99 a month, or continue with a Presto Entertainment TV and movies subscription for $14.99 a month.
Presto TV, Presto Movies and the Presto Entertainment subscription are currently available across Windows PCs, Mac, iPads, select iPhones and Android devices and via Google Chromecast. Subscribers can visit www.presto.com.au/devices to see the full range of supported devices. Subscribers can register up to four compatible devices and watch two devices simultaneously.
Presto is unmetered for customers connecting to the service via Foxtel Broadband and Telstra fixed broadband. ISP and data charges will otherwise apply when viewing Presto over mobile networks and via non-Foxtel Broadband or non-Telstra broadband services.
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