Media Release: Tuesday March 3, 2015
Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications provider today announced that it had cemented an agreement to re-sell Presto’s subscription video on demand service to its customers.
The agreement means Telstra can market the Presto TV, Presto Movies and Presto Entertainment bundle subscription across a range of their product offerings, giving Telstra customers access to stream an unbelievable selection of 1000s of hours of ad-free movies and TV shows on demand.
The agreement will contribute dramatically to the expansion of consumer awareness of the Presto service, which has recently become available across even more mobile devices, including select iPhone and Android smartphones*.
“We believe Presto is a fantastic product delivering consumers access to an unbelievable subscription video on demand service of ad-free TV and movies and we are delighted that Australia’s largest telecommunications provider Telstra has chosen to re-sell Presto to their customers,” Shaun James, Director of Presto and VOD, said.
“It is a great stamp of approval for Presto, which is backed by Australia’s leading subscription television provider Foxtel and Australia’s number one free-to-air network, Channel Seven, and will provide us the opportunity to scale the product quickly, including across mobile devices.”
“We look forward to working closely with Telstra to help develop their plans to offer Presto and market the service to their customers.”
Eric Kearley, Telstra Director IPTV & Pay TV said the service is available to Telstra mobile customers from today and Telstra will soon launch a Presto app on the T-Box – Telstra’s digital set top box. There are more than 600,000 T-Boxes in market throughout Australia.
“Telstra customers value choice and we are delighted to partner with Presto to bring their impressive catalogue of entertainment to our customers on the move and at home,” Mr Kearley said.
“To celebrate our partnership with Presto, we are offering eligible Telstra mobile customers a complimentary three month Presto Entertainment subscription, so they can start enjoying blockbuster movies and complete seasons of popular TV series on-the-go.”
This Telstra offer is available to Telstra Pre-Paid customers when they activate on the Telstra Pre-Paid Freedom offer before 25 May 2015. From today until 27 April 2015, eligible new and recontracting Telstra post-paid customers across mobiles, tablets and mobile broadband will also receive a complimentary three-month Presto Entertainment subscription. Standard monthly Presto Entertainment subscription fees apply upon expiry of the complimentary three month period*.
Presto will be unmetered for customers connecting to the service via Foxtel Broadband and Telstra fixed broadband. ISP and data charges will otherwise apply when viewing Presto over mobile networks and via non-Foxtel Broadband or non-Telstra broadband services*.
“We want to give our customers access to great content on a variety of devices and networks that suit their needs and I’m pleased to confirm that the service will be unmetered over Telstra fixed broadband services,” Mr Kearley added.
The Presto service is currently available to subscribers across a range of subscription options, determined by their entertainment needs – consumers can choose Presto TV or Presto Movies as stand-alone subscriptions for $9.99 per month or bundle both services with a Presto Entertainment subscription for $14.99 per month.
The new and improved Presto TV subscription will offer a vast TV library featuring complete seasons of programs available to stream on demand.
Available programs include full seasons of HBO series The Sopranos, The Wire, Sex and the City, Entourage, True Blood, Girls and Boardwalk Empire; SHOWTIME original series from CBS Studios International including Dexter®, The Borgias, Californication, Nurse Jackie and Ray Donovan; Foxtel’s award-winning local dramas Wentworth, Love My Way and Tangle; the Seven Network’s much loved Aussie dramas Packed to the Rafters, All Saints, Always Greener, and overseas series Mr Selfridge, Rosemary and Thyme and A Touch of Frost; ABC Commercial titles including Summer Heights High, We Can Be Heroes, Ja’mie: Private School Girl, Rake, Redfern Now and popular children’s series and specials such as Bob the Builder, Thomas the Tank Engine and The Wiggles; and from Viacom International Media Networks SpongeBob SquarePants and the lovable Dora the Explorer.