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Australia’s Presto acquires SVoD rights for 100 hours of BBC Worldwide content

MUMBAI: Australian streaming company Presto has acquired a package of almost 100 hours of TV documentaries from BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).

Under the agreement with BBC Worldwide ANZ, Presto has licensed SVoD rights for a broad range of content which will be available to stream on demand for Presto TV and Presto Entertainment subscribers from 16 July.

BBC Worldwide joins the list of international content distributors providing programming to Presto TV and Presto Entertainment services, including HBO, Showtime, 20th Century Fox, CBS Studios International, Viacom International Media Networks and local providers including ABC Commercial, Foxtel and Seven West Media.

Presto interim CEO Shaun James said, “The BBC is a prolific producer of high quality documentary programming and we are thrilled to offer our subscribers a terrific selection of their programming which they can stream on demand”.

BBC Worldwide ANZ head of digital sales Louisa Bayles said, “We’re delighted to be partnering with Presto to offer viewers access to a diverse range of informative and engaging content from our slate of factual programming.”