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Media Release: Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Presto in July
Watch hit comedy Modern Family season 5 exclusively on Presto; plus New HBO series Six Feet Under, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Flight of the Conchords are set to land
Aquarius renewed for second season, exclusive to Presto in 2016
Presto today announced key programming premiering in July, headlined by the highly anticipated arrival of season 5 of comedy hit Modern Family, which includes the episode titled, ‘Australia’ filmed entirely on Australian shores. The hit series invites us to take a hilarious look at a different take on family life. Starring Ed O’Neill (Jay Pritchett) and Sofia Vergara (Gloria Pritchett), the ‘mockumentary’ style show follows the adventures of family members as they eagerly share their own family perspectives with viewers. Modern Family season 5 joins seasons 1-4 starting today on Presto.
Presto also shared the news that hit crime drama Aquarius is returning for a second season and would air in Australia, exclusively on Presto, in 2016. Aquarius season one continues its linear broadcast through July and will add new episodes of season one to the service, in line with the US broadcast.
Also joining the Presto line up in July is a slate of HBO favourites sure to delight subscribers. Curb Your Enthusiasm stars Seinfeld co-creator Larry David as himself in an unsparing but tongue-in-cheek depiction of his life. The show features a raft of celebrities playing themselves in a series of improvised side-splitting comedy sketches. All 8 seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm will be available to stream on demand.
Six Feet Under, stars Australian actress Rachel Griffiths alongside brothers played by with Michael C. Hall (Dexter) and Peter Krause who take us into the darkly humorous world of the Fisher family, who own and run a funeral home in Los Angeles. Each episode takes a decidedly unique slant at the issue of death against the backdrop of a family who have reluctantly taken over management of a funeral home following the death of the family patriarch.
New Zealand meets New York as the critically acclaimed HBO comedy Flight of the Conchords lands on Presto. Musical comics Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement blend humour and harmony as they search for love and success in the Big Apple. Little Britain USA transplants some of the most popular Little Britain antics across the pond as British comedy stars David Walliams and Matt Lucas come stateside to share their unapologetic humour.
In addition, Presto in July welcomes two acclaimed miniseries. Mildred Pierce stars Kate Winslet as a young mother struggling to make a new life for her and her two daughters during the Great Depression; and Empire Falls, which tells the story of Miles Roby, the unassuming manager of the Empire Grill, who is plagued by flashbacks of his family when he was a child, including a mysterious affair between his mother and a suitor, the details of which might answer some questions Miles has had his entire life.
On the movie front, Presto Movies and Presto Entertainment subscribers can enjoy the action packed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, featuring the martial arts escapades everyone’s favourite reptilian superheroes, Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo; musical drama Whiplash, about an ambitious young jazz drummer, in pursuit of rising to the top of his elite music conservatory; and sci-fi action flick, Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson who, after receiving an unexpected overdose of a mystery drug is imbued with superhuman abilities, including telekinesis and telepathy.
For new subscribers, Presto is currently offering a free 30-day trial^ of the Presto Entertainment bundle subscription
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Media Release: Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Following the incredible reception to the global hit drama Aquarius, producers NBC have announced the 1960s based crime thriller will return for a second season which will air in Australia exclusively on Presto.
The news comes less than a month after the series made its debut and confirms that Aquarius, starring David Duchovny (The X-Files, Californication), Gethin Anthony (Game of Thrones), Grey Damon (True Blood, Friday Night Lights) and Australian actress Claire Holt (The Originals, H20: Just Add Water) has quickly gained enormous buzz from fans intrigued by the twists and turns surrounding the infamous Manson family investigations.
Presto subscribers can’t get enough of Aquarius. The series is consistently ranked as the most streamed show on Presto and it continues to draw new subscribers eager to watch the period detective story.
Following its initial ‘Age of Aquarius’ binge event, where Presto made available all 13 episodes of the series, Aquarius has begun its linear broadcast and will continue to add new episodes of season 1 to the service in line with the US broadcast.
The first six episodes of Aquarius are currently available for subscribers of Presto TV and the Presto Entertainment bundle to watch instantly with episode seven being added this Friday from 3.00pm EST. Subsequent episodes will continue to be added each Friday.
Set in 1967 Los Angeles, Aquarius stars Duchovny as Sam Hodiak a homicide cop with a complicated personal life who goes undercover to track Charles Manson and his notorious Manson family. The series marks fan favourite David Duchovny’s return to broadcast television.
Shaun James, Presto CEO, said, “Aquarius has garnered major acclaim from critics world-wide and has been a major success for Presto with Australian viewers. This riveting drama has hooked thousands upon thousands of viewers and still sits as the number one TV show on Presto since launch, making it a much loved hit for subscribers.
“We’re thrilled with the news that NBC will be returning Aquarius to fans next year and even more excited that Presto will have the exclusive first run when it lands in 2016.”
For consumers yet to subscribe, Presto is currently offering new customers a free 30-day trial^ of the Presto Entertainment bundle subscription, providing access to Presto’s full TV and movie libraries, which includes access to Aquarius and other hit David Duchovny series The X-Files and Californication.
MEDIA RELEASE: MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2015
The LifeStyle Channel’s home-grown heroes are back when the heart-warming local production, Village Vets Australia, returns for a second season on Thursday, July 30 at 8.30pm, only on Foxtel.
Filmed across the picturesque Shoalhaven region of NSW’s South Coast, Village Vets Australia is an 8-part 1-hour observational documentary series that follows country vets and long-time best mates Dr. James Carroll and Dr. Anthony Bennett as they work with animals big and small.
Since meeting at university, the two have formed an unbeatable friendship and working partnership. Each day, in their clinics and on the farms of Berry and Kangaroo Valley, a myriad of animals can present who need their help – from sick and injured horses, cows, goats and sheep; to much-loved household pets, including ferrets, birds, rabbits, lizards and even pigs, each with their own unique ailments and treatments. No day is ever the same, and this season will see James and Anthony face some of their most challenging cases yet.
Episode one explores the idea that being a vet is one of the few professions that allow you to be present when life comes full circle. They’re there at the birth of a patient, and when that patient passes – from the rescue birth of a puppy stuck in its mother’s birth canal to the harrowing decision James and his family face, to put their own elderly dog, Bailey, down.
Season two will see James and Anthony undertake a major operation on a small dog with a large lung tumour; help facilitate a bull sperm donation to a local charity farm; Milo the alpaca has been attacked by an eagle; Di the Donkey has bad feet and needs urgent attention; and an echidna turns up at the clinic with a terminal case of ticks.
This season Anthony and James are also joined by Associate Vets, Bryden Krebs and Hannah Belling; Graduate Vet, Chris Stott and Vet Nurses, Trish Rosa and Kahlia Bugden.
Village Vets Australia is a unique insight into the real-life dramas, emergencies and triumphs of a rural practice. It explores the bonds between people and their pets, farmers and their animals, the members of a tight-knit community and at the heart of them all – the friendship of two great mates.
Village Vets Australia is an original concept by Rodney Richmond and is produced by Screentime, a Banijay Group company, exclusively for Foxtel’s The LifeStyle Channel.