Telstra to offer Presto VOD to mobile, IPTV customers

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 04 March 2015

Australian telco Telstra has sealed a deal to re-sell Presto's subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service to its mobile, broadband and IPTV customers.

Presto TV, Presto Movies and the bundled version Presto Entertainment will all available immediately to Telstra's mobile customers, and Telstra will soon launch a Presto app for the IPTV service provided by its T-Box.

"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," said Shaun James, director of Presto and VOD.

"It is a great stamp of approval for Presto, which is backed by Australia's leading subscription television provider Foxtel and Australia's No 1 free-to-air network, Channel Seven, and will provide us the opportunity to scale the product quickly, including across mobile devices," James added.

Eric Kearley, director IPTV & pay TV, Telstra, commented: "We are delighted to partner with Presto to bring their impressive catalogue of entertainment to our customers on the move and at home.

"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."

The offer is available to Telstra Pre-Paid customers when they activate on the Telstra Pre-Paid Freedom offer before 25 May 2015.

Presto will be unmetered for customers connecting to the service via Foxtel Broadband and Telstra fixed broadband. However, ISP and data charges will apply when viewing Presto content over mobile networks and via other broadband service providers.

There are more than 600,000 digital T-Boxes in market throughout Australia, according to the companies.