Nine and Fairfax’s video-on-demand joint venture is called Stan

StreamCo, the Channel Nine and Fairfax video-on-demand joint venture, today announced the name of their subscription streaming service: Stan. The company also announced that it has secure the first-run Australian rights to Better Call Saul, the highly anticipated prequel to Breaking Bad. Better Caul Saul will be available on Stan within hours of airing in the United States.

Stan will give Australians 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”, and will be available with no lock-in contracts and no advertisements. The service will support iOS and Android devices, and can be watched in high definition.

As of today, users can register their interest in Stan. They will be notified by email when a free trial is available. 

Stan's pricing and launch date have yet to be confirmed, but it is expected to be available before February 2015. 

Source: TV Tonight

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