Presto TV adds Modern Family, Buffy through 20th Century Fox deal

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 19 March 2015

Australia's Presto TV has signed a content deal with 20th Century Fox to bring a raft of series including Modern Family to its subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service.

Each episode from the first four seasons of Modern Family will be available ahead of the fifth season premiere on Presto TV in the second half of 2015.

In addition, full seasons of Homeland, Sons of Anarchy American Horror Story, The Americans, Glee and Louie will now be available on the SVOD platform, which is jointly operated by Foxtel and Seven West Media.

Science fiction shows X-Files and Roswell, along with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and the quirky comedy My Name is Earl, will also all be available to Presto subscribers.

"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," said Shaun James, director of Presto and On Demand.

"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," he added.

Presto TV, which launched in January, already houses international content from HBO, SHOWTIME, CBS Studios International, Viacom International Media Networks and Hasbro Studios, in addition to local series from Foxtel, the Seven Network and ABC Commercial.