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New Scripps channels on VIZIO’s WatchFree+

August 31, 2022

VIZIO has added four additional free channels from The EW Scripps Company including ION, ION Mystery, Bounce XL and Grit Xtra.

VIZIO users across the US can now access these Scripps network channels on VIZIO’s free streaming service, WatchFree+:

“We are pleased to be working with Scripps to expand their content offering on VIZIO, helping us deliver on our commitment to provide endless entertainment options and enhanced consumer experiences. Thanks to these popular Scripps channels with some all-time consumer favourite shows, we can offer an ever-wider variety of free programming across genres and interests and bring more options to millions of WatchFree+ viewers,” said Katherine Pond, Group Vice President, Platform Content and Partnerships at VIZIO.

The newly added channels further expand the distribution of Scripps content across VIZIO’s platform beyond existing free channels such as Newsy and ION Plus and premium streaming apps – Newsy, Court TV and Brown Sugar.

“Our growing relationship with VIZIO is part of the rapid expansion of our networks into connected TV and free streaming platforms,” said Jeffrey Wolf, Chief Distribution Officer, Scripps Networks division. “Working with VIZIO, we are able to reach more consumers and broaden the audience for our very popular brands and wide array of programming that entertains, informs and engages millions of consumers.”

WatchFree+ is a free streaming service available to VIZIO users with no logins, subscriptions or fees required. VIZIO’s operating system comes equipped with every VIZIO Smart TV and powers endless entertainment options for millions of households right out of the box.

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