Documentary+ Channel launches on VIZIO

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Documentary+, the documentary streaming platform, has announced that its Documentary+ channel is now available 24/7 on VIZIO SmartCast TVs. Audiences can find curated content from Documentary+’s collection of non-fiction films and series on VIZIO WatchFree+, the free streaming service available on VIZIO SmartCast TVs.

SmartCast audiences can now access Documentary+’s programming via the updated WatchFree+ programme guide, with no additional devices, subscriptions, logins or fees.

The Documentary+ channel will host titles spanning across genres from true crime to exposés to music docs, with a common theme of stranger-than-fiction tales catering to documentary fans. Documentary+reports that the average user watches 80 minutes of content since the service launched as an AVoD streaming service in January 2021.

“We are bullish on the idea that FAST is the next step in the evolution of TV as we build Documentary+ to become the leading premium doc channel,” said Bryn Mooser, Documentary+ Founder. “Launching on VIZIO’s SmartCast is bringing the Documentary+ channel to millions more households.

“With access to feature-length and short documentary films from the Documentary+ channel on WatchFree+, we are able to serve up a premium content and viewing experience at no cost to the SmartCast audience,” added Greg Barnard, Director of Content Acquisition for VIZIO. “Adding these high quality, non-fiction films to the ever-expanding library of content options means there is something for everyone with SmartCast.”


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