Gillmor Gang: HoloCraft

Check out the new Gillmor Gang: HoloCraft.

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Presto now available on Android

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Media Release: Sunday, January 25, 2015

Presto today announced its new Presto TV subscription streaming service, which launched last week, is now also available on selected Android devices.

Android users can download the Presto App from the Google Play Store or Samsung App Store giving them access to an unbelievable selection of 1000s of hours ad-free television shows for $9.99 per month.

Subscribers have a number of options to choose from depending on their entertainment needs – they can choose Presto TV or Presto Movies as stand-alone services for $9.99 per month or bundle both services for $14.99 per month with no ongoing commitment.

Presto TV, Presto Movies and the Presto bundle are already available across PC, Mac and iPads as well as to TV screens via Google Chromecast and, from today, on selected Android tablets. Subscribers can register up to four compatible devices and watch two devices simultaneously.

Subscribers can visit www.presto.com.au/devices to see the full range of supported devices, which includes leading tablet devices from Samsung and Google Nexus.

“Presto is committed to try and offer our services across the widest range of devices and today we welcome Android users to our new unbelievable entertainment experience, just in time for Australia Day,” Shaun James, Director of Presto and On Demand, said.

“We will also continue to work closely with market-leading consumer electronic vendors to ensure our supported device line-up supports the biggest releases in the tablet, mobile, smart TV and gaming consoles and we expect to make further announcements shortly.”

The new Presto TV service will offer a vast library featuring “complete seasons” of programs which are available to stream and watch instantly on demand when and where you want.

Leading content producers such as HBO, SHOWTIME®, CBS Studios International, Viacom International Media Networks and Hasbro Studios will provide programming in addition to local content from Foxtel, the Seven Network and ABC Commercial.

Among the available programs include full seasons of HBO series The Sopranos, The Wire, Sex and the City, Entourage, True Blood, Girls and Boardwalk Empire; from SHOWTIME original series from CBS Studios International including Dexter®, The Borgias, Californication, Nurse Jackie and Ray Donovan; Foxtel’s award-winning local dramas Wentworth, Love My Way and Tangle; from the Seven Network the much loved Aussie dramas Packed to the Rafters, All Saints, Always Greener, and overseas series Mr Selfridge, Rosemary and Thyme and A Touch of Frost; from ABC Commercial a wide range of titles including Summer Heights High, We Can Be Heroes, Ja’mie: Private School Girl, Rake, Redfern Now and popular children’s series and specials such as Bob the Builder, Thomas the Tank Engine and The Wiggles; and from Viacom International Media Networks SpongeBob SquarePants and the lovable Dora the Explorer.

Presto Movies features blockbuster movies and all-time favourite films from a constantly updated collection, ad-free for $9.99 per month with no ongoing commitment. Presto Movies has more recent film titles available than any other SVOD service.

Content will be regularly updated with new TV programs and movies being added over time. Presto encourages subscribers to check back regularly to discover new content via the Presto Community (community.presto.com.au), or to follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/presto) and Twitter (@presto).

To subscribe or discover more about Presto TV, Presto Movies or the Presto bundle visit www.presto.com.au.

Presto TV will be a 50-50 joint venture between Foxtel and Seven West Media, subject to approval from the ACCC.

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Google Plus Week 1/23/2015

Check out Google Plus Week 1/23/2015 :)

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Techwebcast Episode 320

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Hosts Andrew, Brad, Belinda, Jenn, Steve, Jacob.

This week we chat with Matt Pope From Talko.

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We also discussed tech news of the past week.

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Stan Review

By Belinda Demy-Geroe

Twitter: @bdemy


 

Cost: Free one month trial then $10 a month after that. People can sign up now.

https://www.stan.com.au/

After using the Stan streaming service, which is operated by Nine and Fairfax for the past week, I can say that it is fantastic value for money, particularly for movie or premier TV drama lovers. The service offers great Australian movies such as Kenny, Animal Kingdom, Chopper, Wolf Creek, Snowtown and many more.

The content on Stan also includes premier TV drama series like Breaking Bad, Fargo, Dexter, The Good Wife, Jack Irish, Ripper Street and The L Word. The Aussie drama series Underbelly season 1 is also on offer. I am really enjoying watching Breaking Bad from season 1-5 and looking forward to watching Underbelly.

Another great thing about the Stan streaming service is the groundbreaking comedies such as Summer Heights High, Nurse Jackie, Community, Transparent and The Office. I discovered a terrific British comedy called The IT Crowd, which is about a company’s tech department, that is able to repair computers but lacks people skills to get through various social situations.

Other content on offer includes the James Bond Collection, which as a Bond fan I really love, world movies, sci-fi and supernatural, documentaries such as The imposter, sagas, sequels and spinoffs like Lord of the Rings, British TV shows, crime and thrillers and teen movies, old school and preschool programs.

The only downside to Stan is not having any sports content such as cricket, AFL, NRL, soccer and tennis. Being a sports lover this was the only thing that disappointed me but overall it is an outstanding service, which offers a lot. Stan offers a lot more content than its Australian rival Quickflix that I also trialled.

The Stan streaming service will be officially launched in Australia on January 26.

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Your first look at Sam Worthington in Deadline Gallipoli Premiering on showcase in April

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Media Release: Friday, January 23, 2015

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Foxtel’s powerful new Australian mini-series Deadline Gallipoli will premiere on the showcase channel in April, with its ‘first look’ promo campaign screening from this Australia Day weekend.

Deadline Gallipoli is a fresh look at the Gallipoli legend, from the perspective of four war correspondents, starring Sam Worthington as Phillip Schuler, Hugh Dancy as Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, Ewen Leslie as Keith Murdoch and introducing Joel Jackson as Charles Bean.

These were the first truly embedded war correspondents whose defiance ignited a change in the campaign’s course and whose commitment to the stories of the men who turned the war from a strategic failure into a triumph of the human spirit.

The four hour mini-series follows the campaign from its beginnings in Cairo through to the evacuation from the cove nine months later and finally to 2015 where the life long legacy of the journalists finds its most bitter sweet prize – those who died have not been forgotten.

Following each of the journalists as they travel through months of this bloody battle, we see the men they meet and watch killed, the friendships they make, the woman one falls in love with and the lessons they learn about themselves and what it means to be a witness to such brutality.

Filmed in South Australia across nine weeks, the Deadline Gallipoli cast also includes Charles Dance as General Hamilton, the Commander of the Gallipoli campaign, Rachel Griffiths as his wife Lady Hamilton, Bryan Brown as General Bridges, Anna Torv as Gwendoline Churchill and Jessica de Gouw as Nurse Vera Grant.

Deadline Gallipoli is produced by Matchbox Pictures and Full Clip for Foxtel’s showcase channel.

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