Stan. coming soon – this is the message that greets visitors to www.stan.com.au, the new subscription video on demand (SVOD) service from StreamCo (Nine Entertainment Co’s and Fairfax Media’s new streaming JV).
While pricing details have yet to be announced, what we do know is that Stan will offer users unlimited access to thousands of hours of entertainment, with first-run exclusives, award-winning TV shows, classic catalogue, blockbuster movies and an exciting slate of kids content. In good news Stan can be watched in full HD on your TV or favourite device, including tablet and smart phone.
Mike Sneesby, Chief Executive Officer of StreamCo, said of SteamCo’s new service:
“We are thrilled to reveal the new name in entertainment: Stan. With world-class content including TV shows, movies, and an abundance of kids shows to watch when you want, Stan is a game-changer for entertainment in Australia”
“Starting today we will begin to reveal some of the highly anticipated and first-run content that will be available exclusively on Stan.
Australian comedian and actress Rebel Wilson will be the face of Stan.
Whether Stan is the man remains to be seen but the new brand has generated good hype on day one with the announcement that it will have first run rights in Australia to the much anticipated Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul and will hold exclusive SVOD rights to Breaking Bad in Australia.
The SVOD market in Australia is just starting to heat up and new players such as Stan should provide consumers with plenty of options of where to access the best and most affordable SVOD content.