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After humble beginnings as an internet TV echo of Foxtel, Presto is now carving out a place as an SVOD service to be reckoned with, updating its mobile app, adding HD and rolling out AirPlay support.
Select models of Samsung smart TVs will soon have access to a native app for local video streaming service Presto.
Foxtel and Seven West Entertainment have formalised their joint venture for Presto TV and say the service is now moving into a new content expansion phase.
Quickflix has signed a deal with Foxtel to offer its suite of Presto subscription video-on-demand bundles through the Quickflix pay-per-view platform.
Telstra is sweetening the deal for new mobile customers, offering free data bonuses for Mobile Accelerate Plans as well as bonus 6-month subscriptions for the Presto streaming service.
Presto TV adds a big line up of shows from 20th Century Fox, including all 203 episodes of the "X-Files" plus cult favourites "Buffy" and "Angel."
Presto hits back at Netflix launch news with a Telstra deal that sees the service unmetered on fixed broadband and with a three month free subscription for eligible mobile customers.
With Netflix launching in Australia this month, Presto is upping the ante by offering a 30-day trial for new customers as well as a raft of new HBO TV series and movies.
The video-on-demand service makes the move from tablet to smartphone, with new apps for both iOS and Android phones.