IMDb TV triples content selection, European expansion
June 18, 2019
Movie, TV and celebrity website IMDb has confirmed that IMDb TV, a free streaming video channel formerly known as IMDb Freedive, will triple its content selection, bringing thousands of new titles to the ad-supported service in the coming months. Additionally, IMDb TV will launch in Europe later in 2019, bringing a premium collection of movies and TV shows to customers for free.
Through new deals with studios such as Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Entertainment and MGM Studios, customers can enjoy award-winning, box-office hits such as Academy Award-nominated Captain Fantastic available now and La La Land available July 1st, marking the first time the Academy Award-winning film is available on an ad-supported streaming service.
“With IMDb TV, viewers have discovered TV the way it ought to be – a free collection of premium TV shows and movies available anytime,” said Mark Eamer, Vice President of IMDb TV. “We deliver a top quality discovery experience that makes it easy to be entertained. With more titles than ever before coming to IMDb TV and our upcoming European expansion later this year, we’re excited for customers to tune in and enjoy all that IMDb TV has to offer, all at no cost.”
IMDb TV offers titles customers love across a range of genres, including comedy, kids and family, romance, thrillers, science fiction, documentaries, horror and more. A new wave of movies will join the IMDb TV lineup on July 1st such as Academy Award-winning Sense and Sensibility, Draft Day and A Knight’s Tale.
In addition to being available in the US on the IMDb website and as a free Channel within the Prime Video app across hundreds of device, IMDb TV is available on Fire TV. Fire TV customers in the US have enjoyed IMDb TV since it launched earlier in 2019, and this free service has quickly become one of the top ad-supported apps on Fire TV.
“Our Fire TV customers are always looking for compelling content at a great value. In fact, usage of free, ad supported apps has increased by over 300 per cent in the last year,” noted Marc Whitten, Vice President of Fire TV. “IMDb TV brings some of the best free content into the living room and we’re excited that our US customers now have access to even more free TV shows and movies through the app and that customers in Europe can soon enjoy this great service on the biggest screen in their home.”