Foxtel launches Presto online movie service
Louise Duffy | 12-03-2014
Foxtel will launch Presto, its online movie service, in Australia tomorrow. It will offer a monthly pass to stream Foxtel Movies live and on-demand, online and on compatible iPads for AUD$19.99 a month. An Android version is set to follow.
Presto’s movie line-up includes blockbuster releases from 2013 such as A Good Day to Die Hard, Iron Man 3, Identity Thief and Oz the Great and Powerful, along with other recent releases and past favourites.
Throughout March, additional titles will join Presto including Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Lone Ranger and This is the End, followed in April and May by The Great Gatsby, Fast & Furious 6, Monsters University, World War Z and Elysium.
From 10 April, the newly announced Foxtel Movies Disney will also be a part of Presto, including classic titles, contemporary films and Disney-Pixar box office hits.
Shaun James has been appointed as director Presto & VOD. Most recently he was general manager of music channels and head of digital for Foxtel Networks Australia.
Foxtel CEO Richard Freudenstein said: “Starting tomorrow, Presto is officially open for business. Last month’s announcement that it was on the way created a big stir and we’re looking forward to sharing Presto’s library of recent favourites and classic hits with Australian movie lovers. Presto is a game-changing new way to experience great movies, when and where you want, for a price per week equivalent to what you’ll pay for just one standard iTunes movie rental.
“I’m delighted that Shaun James, who is such as strong member of the Foxtel team, has agreed to take on this role. Under his leadership, Presto is certain to go from strength to strength.”
All Presto movies are ad-break-free and the service offers films from all eight Foxtel Movies live channels including: Foxtel Movies Disney, 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.