“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,
” Shaun James, Director of Presto and VOD, said.
The agreement will contribute dramatically to the expansion of consumer awareness of the Presto service, which has recently become available across even more mobile devices, including select iPhone and Android smartphones. Eric Kearley, Telstra Director IPTV & Pay TV, said the service is already available to Telstra mobile customers and Telstra will soon launch a Presto app on the T-Box – Telstra’s digital set top box. There are more than 600,000 T-Boxes in market throughout Australia. “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,” he added.
This Telstra offer is available to Telstra Pre-Paid customers when they activate on the Telstra Pre-Paid Freedom offer before 25 May. Until 27 April, eligible new and re-contracting Telstra post-paid customers across mobiles, tablets and mobile broadband will also receive a complimentary three-month Presto Entertainment subscription.
Additionally, Presto will be 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.
The Presto service is currently available to subscribers across a range of subscription options, determined by their entertainment needs – consumers can choose Presto TV or Presto Movies as stand-alone subscriptions for $9.99/month or bundle both services with a Presto Entertainment subscription for $14.99/month.