Media Release: Wednesday, December 10, 2014.
Presto Entertainment to screen the best of Foxtel and Seven
Foxtel and Seven go all-in with a wealth of home grown hits
Presto Entertainment today confirmed it will offer subscribers access to some of Australia’s most popular and critically acclaimed drama series from joint venture partners Foxtel and Seven West Media.
Subscribers will be able to watch full seasons of a host of home grown drama series from launch of the service.
Foxtel will bring exclusive access to internationally acclaimed prison drama, Wentworth; as well as a collection of its most popular scripted series from past seasons including steamy drama, Satisfaction; Logie Award winning, Love My Way; hauntingly beautiful supernatural drama, Spirited; and popular miniseries Tangle, based on the award-winning novel.
Seven West Media will also provide exclusive programming from its stable of home grown premium programs including viewer favourites Packed to the Rafters, All Saints, City Homicide, Home & Away, Winners & Losers and Always Greener.
In addition, in the first of a series of programming agreements in the lead up to the launch of Presto Entertainment, Seven has committed to offering subscribers access to hit overseas drama and mystery featuring, British period drama, Mr Selfridge; British detective series, Lewis and A Touch of Frost; and gardening will meet mystery and suspicion in Rosemary and Thyme.
Soon after launch, gritty new US crime drama, Aquarius, staring David Duchovny, will join the Presto Entertainment line up.
Shaun James, Director of Presto and On Demand said, “These titles are just a small taste of what both Foxtel and Seven bring to the table for Presto Entertainment. The addition of hit TV shows from our combined libraries of landmark entertainment will add dozens of brilliant programs to Presto Entertainment in the lead up to launch.”
Presto Entertainment will offer subscribers access to fantastic TV programs from a single online streaming source and will complement the existing Presto Movies service. Customers will be able to subscribe to Presto Entertainment or the Presto Movies service as stand-alone services or bundled together.
Presto Entertainment, a 50-50 joint venture between Foxtel and Seven West Media, will soon confirm its launch date and will make more announcements on its television content line-up in the coming weeks.
Presto offers an intuitive customer interface and delivers the best in local and international video entertainment, curated collections, recommendations and critics’ reviews. Viewers can enjoy Presto on TV via Chromecast, selected Android tablets, iPads, and PC & Mac computers.