Presto strives for number one with new eOne content deal

Presto signs deal with eOne

The local success of streaming rivals Netflix and Stan hasn’t slowed Foxtel’s Presto streaming service down any, with a newly solidified deal with Entertainment One Television (eOne) to bring a range of new shows to the platform.

The service has now added the hit western series Hell on Wheels, the Stephen King series Haven, the award winning Australian mini-series The Slap, the cop show Rookie Blue, another cop show called Rogue, the soccer-based crime show Matador, the supernatural werewolf series Bitten and the Canadian television adaptation of John Grisham’s bestseller, The Firm.

Presto’s relationship with eOne began with the addition of The Walking Dead to the service in April, and is being expanded due to that show’s overwhelming success on the platform.

Complete seasons of the above-mentioned shows are now available to stream exclusively on Presto.

Presto not taking a rest-o

Facing more streaming competition than ever before, Presto has continued to take steps to ensure its foothold remains firmly intact.

This expanded content deal with eOne comes just weeks after Presto’s promise of massive library growth following the service’s reception of the ACCC’s stamp of approval.

Presto also made a deal with Quickflix recently to bring its content to the flagging service, in a bid to get its rapidly growing library on as many Aussie screens as possible.

Still, with Netflix completely dominating the Australian subscription video on demand scene, Presto will have to remain vigilant for the foreseeable future.

Stephen Lambrechts
Senior Journalist, Phones and Entertainment

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.