ABC Commercial Announces programming deal with Presto TV

ABC Commercial Announces programming deal with Presto TV

ABC Commercial is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with Presto TV to license a broad range of ABC content that includes award-winning comedies, acclaimed drama series and popular children’s programs.

Providing content to the new online streaming service will broaden the reach of ABC Commercial content, facilitating an increase in audience engagement and creating new licensing revenues that can be re-invested into new ABC productions.

Presto TV subscribers will be able to laugh along to comedy series such as Summer Heights High, We Can Be Heroes, Angry Boys and Ja’mie: Private School Girl by multi-award winning creator and performer Chris Lilley, as well as A Moody Christmas, Agony Aunts, The Librarians and the iconic home-grown sitcom Mother and Son.

Quality dramas also available on the service will include award winning series Rake, Redfern Now, Bastard Boys and the delightful Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

Children will be able to enjoy full seasons from top Australian and international ABC For Kids programs including The Wiggles, Sesame Street, Bob the Builder, Thomas and Friends, Angelina Ballerina and the hugely popular pre-school series Octonauts.

Jessica Ellis, General Manager, Video Entertainment & Distribution, said, “ABC Commercial is delighted to partner with Presto TV giving customers access to a wide variety of quality, local Australian dramas, comedies and children’s content.
“This opportunity also further establishes ABC Commercial’s position as a leading partner in online content distribution”.

Shaun James, Director of Presto and Video on Demand, said, “Our deal with the ABC will provide our Presto TV subscribers with a great range of quality and popular programming that will appeal to viewers of all ages.”

“Importantly subscribers will be able to stream and watch full seasons of these shows on demand when and where they want on a multitude of different devices for a low monthly fee.”

About ABC Commercial
ABC Commercial is responsible for bringing ABC content, services and brands to the global marketplace. All revenue from our activities is reinvested into the production of ABC content and programming.

About Presto
Presto is powered by Foxtel, one of Australia’s most progressive and dynamic media companies. Presto allows Australians to experience great entertainment on demand, for a low monthly subscription fee. Presto is currently available to its subscribers across PC, Mac and iOS as well as Android and on TV via Google Chromecast. Recent releases and old favourites from major and key independent film studios are currently available in a Presto Movies monthly subscription. Presto TV features a vast library of subscription on demand television content comprising a broad range of locally commissioned and internationally acquired content including drama, comedy, factual and entertainment TV programs. Presto Movies is owned by Foxtel Management Pty Limited. Presto TV is a new service and will be a 50-50 joint venture between Foxtel and Seven West Media, subject to ACCC approval.

For more details please contact

Marguerite Barbara
Publicity Manager, ABC Video Entertainment and Distribution
02 8333 3930

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