Amazon Freevee is expanding the list of originals, establishing itself as a contender for viewing

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During the Amazon New frontsFreevee (formerly IMDb TV) announced an increase in FAST (Ad-supported Free Streaming Television) original programming and offerings, as well as a short-term licensing agreement with Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution. Last monththe company announced a 70% increase over the original plan.

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Not only will the free platform offer new originals such as “Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewis”, “Troppo”, “American Test Kitchen: The Next Generation”, “Beyond the Black Beauty”, “Compressed Plasticine”, “Inside No. 9”, and “Post Malone: ​​The Fugitive”. a limited selection of Disney titles such as Deadpool, Logan, Hidden Figures, Murder on the Orient Express, and The Post. The agreement with Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution follows NBCU’s previously announced deal with Freevee, giving the platform an exclusive network window for films on Universal Filmed Entertainment Group’s 2020-2021 theatrical list.

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In addition, Bosch: Legacy will receive a second season, and UNINTERRUPTED’s High Class: Life and Times of the Pioneers of the Sierra Canyon will receive two more seasons (Season 3 and 4). Freevee also recently announced a pickup truck for the second season of Judy Justice.“.

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Lauren Anderson and Ryan Pirozzi, co-leads of content and programming at Amazon Freevee, said in a statement:

“Amazon Freevee is an AVOD pioneer that reimagines, redefines and enhances the quality of content offered by the free streaming service. By developing and programming fan-inspired original series and films created and delivered by Amazon Studios in partnership with some of the industry’s top creators and studio partners, and by providing exclusive, in-demand licensed content, we’ve created a place where viewers know what they can discover for themselves something new and enjoy something they already love. We’ve also built a home for talent where their ideas can be nurtured and brought to life, and we’re building a brand where advertisers know they’ll find popular and compelling programs. Today’s announcements for our upcoming tablet demonstrate our continued commitment to providing customers with the premium content they crave – always for free.”

Additional originals in various stages of production for the Amazon Freevee include Greg Garcia’s comedy series Sprung; “High School”, a series script adapted by Clea Duvall and based on the memoirs of artists Tegan and Sarah Quinn; comedy about growing up “Primo”; and On Call, Dick Wolf’s new drama.

Amazon Freevee also announced that it has expanded its FAST offering to over 75 channels, including exclusive linear channels for the popular Canadian sitcom Kim’s Convenience and comedy series The Kids in the Hall. This is a jump from 35 channels it was last year.

Amazon Freevee stands out as a FAST (Ad-supported Free Streaming Television) competitor worth watching as it continues to rebrand and rapidly grow its content library through originals and studio deals.


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