Media Release: Friday, April 3, 2015
The Walking Dead
comes alive on Presto & Foxtel Anytime
Shuffle through the zombie apocalyse when and where you want with Presto
Foxtel today announced that Presto will be the exclusive subscription video on demand (SVOD) home of full seasons of the worldwide phenomenon The Walking Dead with the series to be made available on Presto TV and Presto Entertainment.
Presto TV and Presto Entertainment subscribers can feast on the first three seasons of the critically-acclaimed drama, in full, from Friday, April 3, with the fourth season to be added to the service from Tuesday, April 14. Season five of The Walking Dead will become available to Presto TV and Presto Entertainment subscribers later in the year.
In addition, Foxtel TV customers that subscribe to the FX channel and have access to Foxtel’s Anytime (on demand) service^ will be able to watch every episode of seasons 1,2,3 and 5 of The Walking Dead from Friday, April 3. Season 4 will be available from Tuesday, April 14.
Today’s news comes on the heels of the gripping finale of season 5 of The Walking Dead that drew an estimated 20 million US viewers and aired on Foxtel’s FX channel on Monday March 30. The move sets Foxtel and Presto subscribers up with an ideal chance to experience the undead drama from the very beginning.
The Walking Dead is an American zombie-drama based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard. It has quickly become one of the most watched dramas on US Cable television and is known as much for its blood-spattered shuffling zombies, gore and violence as it is for its emotional, character-driven and dramatic story-telling.
The series stars Andrew Lincoln as Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes who wakes from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. The series also stars Steven Yuen as Glenn Rhee; Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon; Chandler Riggs as Rick’s son Carl and Sarah Wayne Callies Rick’s wife Lori.
From Friday April 3, 2015, Presto will be the only SVOD service in Australia to offer access to every episode of seasons 1 to 3 of The Walking Dead. With season 4 following shortly after.
Shaun James, Director of Presto and Foxtel video on demand, said, “We know The Walking Dead is a pop culture phenomenon and one of the biggest must-see-dramas series of our generation and has been highly sought after by every subscription on demand service in Australia. The fact that Presto is the exclusive SVOD home of complete seasons of the series is a testament to our commitment to securing the best global content available and our focus on assembling one of the strongest content offerings and most agile services available anywhere in the world.”