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Monday, 20 January 2014 13:54

Foxtel says no Presto, yet Featured

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Pay-TV operator Foxtel’s upcoming online movie streaming service Presto, originally scheduled for late last year, has been delayed due to 'technical issues.'

Presto, seen as a potential Netflix and Quickflix rival and meant to launch initially for PC and Mac computers, will now likely to go live in the next couple of months after a Foxtel spokesperson described the launch as "complicated."

“This is a complicated platform to put together and there have been a few technical issues,” a Foxtel spokesman told the Australian Financial Review.

“We’re double checking everything to make sure it’s completely working before we launch it. We’re aiming to launch it in the next couple of months but we haven’t got a specific date at this stage.”

Presto will cost users $24.99 a month and Foxtel said it would "stream Foxtel Movies, providing live and on demand access to Foxtel’s most popular movie content with a regularly updating collection of great films."

When the service was announced late last year Foxtel Chief Executive Richard Freudenstein said the service provided similar functionality to services like Netflix, but with a twist.

“It’s certainly more like a Netflix-type service, but different: a subscription service providing a lot of on-demand content,” he said.

"The launch of Presto as a second brand allows us to meet the needs of different customer segments more effectively and is another way Foxtel is continuing to make its content more accessible.”

For more information check out Foxtel's press release here.


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