Media Release: Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Presto arrives on Telstra TV
Adds to growing number of ways to access Presto with more on the way
Presto, Australia’s premier entertainment streaming service, today announced its arrival on the new Telstra TV.
As a launch partner for Telstra TV, Presto brings unbeatable TV and movie entertainment to stream, via Telstra’s new Roku device, to Telstra customers. In addition, Telstra is offering a free three-month trial of Presto as part of the Telstra TV launch.
Today’s news is another step forward as Presto advances quickly with its goal to expand availability across new devices including smart TVs and games consoles. Presto is expected to make further announcements on new devices later this year.
Shaun James, Presto CEO, said, “Telstra TV is a fantastic device and we’re thrilled that they have selected Presto as a launch partner as it recognises our ability to bring their customers an unrivalled selection of quality movies and TV entertainment. Telstra TV helps put Telstra customers in control of what they want to stream from Presto.”
Joe Pollard, Telstra Chief Marketing Officer and Group Executive Media said, “Telstra TV is the simple way to stream your favourite television on demand and puts Telstra customers in control of what they watch, giving them even greater value entertainment choices in the home. The powerful combination of Telstra’s world-class networks, quality content and ease of use gives our customers an entertainment experience that is truly world class,” Ms Pollard said
The arrival of Presto on Telstra TV follows the recent addition of new ways to enjoy the premium service including support for AirPlay for Apple devices, new updated mobile and tablet applications and adds to the constantly growing selection of supported devices which also includes select Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, 2012–2015 model Samsung Smart TVs and Google Chromecast.
Presto streams up to 1080P and uses an adaptive bitrate to ensure the best quality video for a given internet connection while providing a smooth streaming experience.
Presto comes to Telstra TV just as a host of great new programing has arrived for October including: the final season of Dexter with Michael C. Hall (Six Feet Under) as Dexter Morgan, a blood splatter expert who doesn’t just solve murders, he commits them; The Walking Dead season 5 which continues the story of the internationally acclaimed zombie-drama based on the comic book series of the same name; Let’s Talk About, the ambitious short series produced by writer, director and actor Matilda Brown, that takes a hilarious and cheeky look at what to expect when you’re unexpectedly expecting; Halt and Catch Fire, which takes us back to the 80s where the PC era just taking off and a renegade trio risks everything for their vision of changing the future; Wentworth season 3, based on the original Prisoner that builds a contemporary narrative behind the walls of Wentworth prison; Mad Men featuring ad exec Don Draper who navigates the high-pressure world of Madison Avenue advertising firms balancing his image of a top ad pro with his role as a family man; and 30 Rock, based on the backstage antics at Saturday Night Live, and centres on Liz Lemon (Tina Fey), head writer for a live sketch-comedy as she juggles all the egos that surround her while trying to chase her own dreams.
In addition to Telstra’s three month free trial, and for consumers yet to subscribe, Presto is also offering new customers a one month free trial^ of the Presto Entertainment bundle subscription, providing access to Presto’s full TV and movie libraries.