Local SVOD service Presto has commissioned Seven Productions to produce two more Home and Away special events which will be available to stream later this year.
The two new Home and Away specials will feature current and returning cast members with scripts currently in development. Seven Productions will produce the special events exclusively for Presto with production due to commence in coming months.
The Seven Network is a 50% owner of Presto in partnership with Foxtel. Presto has made the decision to invest its limited production budget in Home and Aways specials rather than taking a risk on original concepts, knowing the teen soap is guaranteed to attract viewers.
The announcement follows the success of Presto’s exclusive Home and Away: An Eye for an Eye which began streaming in December.
Presto CEO Shaun James said:
“This exciting news continues Presto’s ongoing commitment to providing Australian streamers with exclusive premium local content. In its first 24 hours, Home and Away: An Eye for an Eye broke through all day one streaming records on Presto, both complementing and extending Australia’s most-loved TV drama.
“We are excited to once again partner with Seven Productions to provide Presto customers with more must-see Home and Away content. As Australia’s most iconic drama, we’re privileged that we have permission to put beloved characters at the centre of TV’s new revolution and we look forward to the world premiere of these special events later this year."
Julie McGauran. Head of Drama at Seven Network added:
“We are thrilled to head back into production to further develop multiple special event instalments of Home and Away for Presto.”
Casting and plot information for each special will be announced soon. Home and Away: An Eye for an Eye is available to stream now.