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Media Release: Monday, December 15, 2014

Presto Entertainment today announced deals with two of the world’s biggest content producers – HBO and Showtime – to bring exclusive Australian access to many of their most popular titles to Presto’s new subscription video on demand (SVOD) service.

These acclaimed TV studios are among the world’s most prolific creators of premium quality programming, which will be available to Presto Entertainment subscribers from launch.

In an exclusive SVOD deal with Presto Entertainment, landmark HBO programs including underworld mega-hit, The Sopranos; Hollywood buddy dramedy, Entourage; urban crime drama, The Wire; vampire thriller, True Blood and prohibition era masterpiece Boardwalk Empire; will grace subscribers’ screens in 2015.

The deal also features popular 20-something sensation, Girls; political comedy, Veep and historical World War II mini-series Band of Brothers and The Pacific.

In another content coup, Showtime’s ground-breaking hits featuring dark serial-killer drama, Dexter, Renaissance-era politics with The Borgias; moody comedy-drama, Californication; American western series, Deadwood and Ray Donovan about an LA-based ‘fix-it’ man catering to the rich and famous will feature on Presto Entertainment.

Shaun James, Director of Presto and Video on Demand, said, “We’re pulling out all the stops to ensure we have a compelling line-up of television content available for our subscribers when Presto Entertainment goes live and are thrilled to announce these amazing hits from HBO and Showtime. Aussies will see these hit shows first, and in HBO’s case exclusively, on Presto and we know that these TV gems will delight our subscribers. We’re looking forward to more surprises for TV lovers with our full content line up as we approach launch, so stay tuned, Presto Entertainment is just getting started.”

Presto Entertainment’s line-up of titles from these two hit studios includes:

· The Sopranos
· The Wire,
· Boardwalk Empire
· Band of Brothers
· Entourage
· The Newsroom
· True Blood
· The Pacific
· Girls
· Six Feet Under
· Hung
· Veep
· Big Love

· Dexter
· The Borgias
· Brotherhood
· Californication
· Deadwood
· Nurse Jackie
· Ray Donovan

Presto Entertainment will offer subscribers with 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.