Media Release: Monday, March 2, 2015
Presto’s 30 day free trial arrives just in time for new HBO exclusives Rome, Hung and Big Love
Presto today invited TV and movie lovers to try the full Presto experience with a free 30 day trial of Presto Entertainment, Presto’s TV & movies bundle subscription. The offer comes as Presto bolsters its premium streaming service with the arrival of additional exclusive hit shows and movies from HBO.
New arrivals to Presto include every episode of Rome, the acclaimed series set against the backdrop of historical tales of drama and treachery; Hung, a show about a single dad doing the best he can with what he has; and Big Love, offering a different twist on marriage.
Also premiering on Presto in March will be the award-winning HBO films Grey Gardens, the biopic about the lives of Edith Bouvier Beale/”Little Edie”, played by Drew Barrymore, and her mother Edith Ewing Bouvier/”Big Edie”, played by Jessica Lange; Hemingway & Gellhorn, the story of Ernest Hemingway and his wife Martha Gellhorn, starring Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen; Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes as Temple Grandin, a woman with autism who revolutionized practices for the humane handling of livestock on cattle ranches and slaughterhouses; You Don’t Know Jack, starring Al Pacino in the story of suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian; and Game Change, a film based on the story of Sarah Palin’s political campaign starring recent Academy Award winner Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson and Ed Harris.
Presto’s free 30 day trial, along with its new programming lineup, comes on the heels of Presto’s expansion to a host of new compatible devices, including smartphones like the iPhone 5C, 5S, 6 and 6 Plus as well select Android devices from Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony and ZTE.
Shaun James, Director of Presto and On Demand, said, “Since launching Presto Entertainment in January, we’ve been fine tuning the service with the constant addition of great new content and new devices and now is the ideal time to show it off for free for 30 days to subscribers eager for a chance to give it a test drive.”
To experience Presto for free for 30 days, new customers can visit www.presto.com.au and sign up today.
At the end of the 30 day free trial period, customers keen to stay on as Presto subscribers can choose between Presto TV or Presto Movies for $9.99 a month, or continue with a Presto Entertainment TV and movies bundle subscription for $14.99 a month, with no ongoing commitment*.
Presto Movies continues to offer movies from the major studios and key independents including MGM, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Roadshow Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Entertainment One Films Australia, ICON, Studiocanal and Transmission Films.
Presto TV brings together a vast collection of TV shows from quality production houses including HBO, SHOWTIME®, CBS Studios International, Viacom International Media Networks and Hasbro Studios as well as a range of some of the best local content from Foxtel, Seven Network and ABC Commercial.
Presto TV, Presto Movies and the Presto Entertainment bundle are currently available across Windows PCs, Mac, iPads, select iPhones and Android devices and via Google Chromecast. Subscribers can visit www.presto.com.au/devices to see the full range of supported devices. Subscribers can register up to four compatible devices and watch two devices simultaneously.
To subscribe or discover more about Presto TV, Presto Movies or the Presto Entertainment bundle, visit www.presto.com.au.
Presto TV will be a 50-50 joint venture between Foxtel and Seven West Media, subject to ACCC approval.