Digital TV News: Presto

Foxtel to revamp Foxtel Play and close Presto TV
Oct 4, 2016 – Foxtel has announced a new look Foxtel Play streaming service, which will roll out from December 2016. Presto customers will be asked to move to Foxtel Play and the Presto service will cease on 31 January 2017.
News categories: Foxtel, Peter Tonagh, Australia, Digital TV, IPTV, MnA, OTT

More Australians now have SVOD than Foxtel
Sep 8, 2016 – Whether it’s dozens of extra channels, streaming on demand, or internet TV through a set-top box, half of Australians now have paid television options in the home, Roy Morgan Research shows—and on-demand subscriptions have just overtaken Foxtel’s broadcast Pay TV.
News categories: Roy Morgan Research, Michele Levine, Australia, Digital TV, IPTV, Market Research, OTT, Satellite, Subscribers

Australia sees strong SVOD growth
Jun 27, 2016 – Uptake of subscription video on demand (SVOD) services delivered over the Internet continues to run hot in Australia with 2.7 million active subscriptions expected by the end of June 2016, according to Telsyte.
News categories: Telsyte, Foad Fadaghi, Australia, Digital TV, Market Research, OTT, Subscribers

Five million Australians now have Netflix
Jun 14, 2016 – Almost five million Australians (14+) now have Netflix, the latest results to May 2016 from Roy Morgan Research show—and with the free trials and free versions wrapping up, nearly all subscribing homes are paying for the Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service.
News categories: Roy Morgan Research, Michele Levine, Australia, Digital TV, Market Research, OTT, Subscribers

Over a third of Australians now watch TV 'On Demand'
May 24, 2016 – Nine in 10 Australians 14+ watched linear free-to-air television during an average week in the first four months of 2016. But over a third of Australians now watch TV 'On Demand' in an average four week period, according to Roy Morgan Research.
News categories: Roy Morgan Research, Tim Martin, Australia, Digital TV, Market Research

75,000 Telstra TV boxes in the market
Feb 19, 2016 – Telstra has released financial results for the half-year ended 31 December 2015. Foxtel from Telstra grew 17.9% year-on-year to 660,000 subscribers. IPTV subscribers were also up 17.9%. There are now 75,000 Telstra TV boxes in the market.
News categories: Telstra, Andy Penn, Australia, Cable TV, IPTV, OTT, Results, Satellite, Set Top Box, Subscribers

Australia's Presto OTT arrives on PlayStation 3 and 4
Dec 10, 2015 – Presto has announced that it has begun streaming to Sony PlayStation 3 and 4 games consoles. The news comes just as Sony kicks off its 20th anniversary of Sony PlayStation. Australian PlayStation 3 and 4 owners can now download a Presto app.
News categories: Presto, Sony Computer Entertainment, Shaun James, Michael Ephraim, Apps, Australia, Digital TV, Games Console, OTT

Pay TV and FTA TV will survive SVOD boom in Australia
Dec 8, 2015 – Australian subscriptions to streaming video on demand (SVOD) services – like Netflix, Presto and Stan – will grow by a factor of 17 between the end of 2014 and the end of 2019, according to new forecasts by Ovum.
News categories: Ovum, David Kennedy, Australia, Cable TV, Digital TV, IPTV, Market Research, OTT, Satellite, Subscribers, Terrestrial

Telstra unveils new Telstra TV streaming device
Oct 16, 2015 – Telstra has unveiled its Telstra TV streaming device. Telstra TV is a streaming player that allows Telstra broadband customers to watch the most popular streaming services, rent the latest blockbuster films and catch up on their favourite TV shows.
News categories: Telstra, Roku, Joe Pollard, Andrew Ferrone, Australia, Digital TV, OTT, Set Top Box