Foxtel unveils Presto movie streaming service

Louise Duffy | 26-02-2014

Foxtel is to launch a new online movie service, Presto, in Australia on 13 March. It will offer a monthly pass to stream Foxtel Movies, both live and on-demand, via PC and Macs and compatible iPads for AUD$19.99 a month.

Presto will be available as a special offer to new customers for AUD$4.99 in their first month. Subscribers can connect to Presto in minutes and are free to come and go from the service on a monthly basis, with no lock-in contract and without the need to buy through a basic tier.

All Presto movies are ad break-free and the service offers films from all seven Foxtel Movies live channels including: Foxtel Movies Premiere, Foxtel Movies Comedy, Foxtel Movies Romance, Foxtel Movies Thriller, Foxtel Movies Action, Foxtel Movies Family, and Foxtel Movies Masterpiece, as well as on-demand movies from these channels.

Foxtel CEO Richard Freudenstein said: "We're thrilled to announce that the countdown is on for the launch of Presto. Starting 13 March, Australian movie lovers will have access to as many movies as they want from a massive library of cinematic hits for a price per week equivalent to what they'd pay for just one standard iTunes movie rental.

"We've had fantastic feedback since our initial announcement and anticipation from Australians, hungry for a new way to experience great movies, when and where they want, and free from ad-breaks, continues to grow. We're looking forward to Presto taking the stage in the coming weeks."

Foxtel Movies offers content from studios and independents including MGM, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Roadshow Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros Entertainment, Hopscotch Entertainment One, ICON, Studiocanal and Transmission Films.