Presto TV & 20th Century Fox Sign Content Agreement
Includes Modern Family, Homeland and X-Files.
Presto TV will be the “exclusive” subscription video on demand home to the hit sitcom Modern Family as part of a content agreement with 20th Century Fox that will deliver a raft of popular and evergreen programming to the streaming service.
Under the deal announced today Presto TV will offer its subscribers full seasons of Modern Family, the show critically lauded for revitalising the television sitcom, which focuses on three different, but related families who face trials and tribulation in their own uniquely comedic ways.
Presto TV subscribers will be able to watch all episodes of the first four seasons of Modern Family, which stars Ed O’Neill as Jay, Julie Bowen as Claire, Ty Burrell as Phil, Sofia Vergara as Gloria, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell and Eric Stonestreet as Cameron.
The fifth series of Modern Family, which includes an episode shot in Australia last year, will premiere on Presto TV in the second half of 2015.
The 20th Century Fox deal will also deliver Presto TV subscribers access to full seasons of the hit psychological drama Homeland, starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin; Sons of Anarchy about a sheltered community watched over by a renegade motorcycle club intent on protecting the town; as well as other hit shows such as American Horror Story, The Americans, Glee and the comedy series Louie.
Presto TV has also acquired from 20th Century Fox all seasons (every episode) of the award-winning science fiction series X-Files and Roswell; the fan favourite series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and the quirky hit comedy My Name is Earl.
The X-Files, which covered the exploits of FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) was seen as a defining series of the 1990s and coined pop culture slogans as “the truth is out there” and “trust no one”. Presto TV will make all 203 episodes of the X-Files, which ran for nine years, available to its subscribers to watch on demand when and where they want.
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar as a young girl destined to slay vampires, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was another popular series of the 1990s with seven seasons (144 episodes) produced, while Jason Lee starred for five years as Earl Hickey in My Name is Earl, the comedy series about a man who has a karmic epiphany after he wins the lottery and vows to change his ways.
“20th Century Fox is a prolific producer of great television programming and we are delighted to have access to some of their most successful shows including series which are currently in production such as Modern Family and Homeland for Presto TV,” Shaun James, Director of Presto and On Demand, said.
“Our deal with 20th Century Fox has also bolstered our great library of television with some of the most iconic television shows ever produced including the X-Files and Buffy The Vampire Slayer which have amassed massive fan bases around the world and which will now be available to Presto TV subscribers to watch every episode when and where they want on demand.”
“We are continuing to add programming to our Presto TV service and have more exciting announcements to come.”
“We’re delighted to partner with Presto TV, one of Australia’s premiere streaming platforms,” said Gina Brogi, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Pay Television and SVOD, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. She added, “Presto TV is the perfect new home for the first four seasons of Modern Family on SVOD. This program, along with the other great Fox programs, will give Australian viewers more choices and better programming than ever.”
Presto TV delivers an unbelievable selection of 1000s of hours ad-free television shows to Australian TV lovers to stream on demand for $9.99 per month. Presto subscribers also have the choice of subscribing to Presto Movies for $9.99 per month or both services for $14.99 per month with no ongoing commitment.
Presto TV has previously announced programming deals with 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, the Seven Network and ABC Commercial.
Presto TV joins Presto Movies, which features blockbusters and all-time favourite films from a constantly updated collection of great movies.
Presto is currently offering customers a free 30 day trial of Presto Entertainment, Presto’s TV & movies subscription. 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 subscription for $14.99 a month, with no ongoing commitment*.
Presto TV, Presto Movies and the Presto Entertainment subscription 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.
Presto is 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*.
Specially curated selections of the TV and movie titles available on Presto are easily accessed through the ‘Collections’ feature, with the remaining wealth of constantly updated content on Presto easily discovered through the ‘Search’ feature. Presto encourages subscribers to check back regularly to discover new content via the Presto Community (community.presto.com.au), or to follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/presto) and Twitter (@presto).
Presto TV is a 50-50 joint venture between Foxtel and Seven West Media.
*Presto requires an internet connection, data and a compatible device. Full list of compatible devices available at www.presto.com.au/devices. There is no ongoing subscription commitment, however Credit Card details must be provided at the time of Presto registration for any ongoing direct debit monthly subscription payments that apply. Monthly Presto Entertainment subscription fees apply from expiry of the 30 day free trial period unless you cancel your subscription before the end of the trial period. Pro rata monthly subscription fees may be charged to your account if you elect to switch Presto subscriptions before the end of the trial period, for details see: https://community.presto.com.au/. Recommended Internet speeds apply. Internet connection with minimum speed of at least 3Mbps required to view Presto. Presto is available over 3G/4G networks and Wi-Fi on compatible devices. ISP and data charges may apply. Video quality may vary according to connection type. Only available for use in Australia. Full Presto Terms and Conditions apply, see: www.presto.com.au/webcms/legal/PRESTO.Copyright FOXTEL Management Pty Limited.