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Shorts launches in the US on Plex

September 26, 2022

Shorts International, owner of ShortsTV, the short movie network, and AMC Networks have announced a deal with free global streaming platform, Plex, to launch Shorts, the network’s FAST short movie channel, in the US.

Viewers can access a library of international and American short films, hand-picked from the full ShortsTV catalogue of 13,000 titles, including award-winning and star-studded live action, animation, and documentary shorts.

The launch of Shorts on Plex is aligned with Shorts International’s strategy to expand its footprint in the US following the recent roll-out of ShortsTV’s subscription video-on-demand service on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the country.

“Watching Shorts is a way of life. Quick hits of laugh-out loud comedy, the chills and thrills of nighttime terrors and all the glitz and glam of a proper Hollywood movie – all in the twinkle of an eye – make short movies some of the world’s best-value entertainment,” said Shorts International CEO, Carter Pilcher. “We’re thrilled to be joined by AMC Networks in bringing an eye-popping channel with cutting edge films to American audiences everywhere”.

“The audience reception to our roll-out of FAST channels across Europe has been amazing – now it’s America’s turn to sample some of the world’s best short movie entertainment in a free ad-supported format,” added Jade Tan, ShortsTV Director of Programming. “We are delighted to be bringing US viewers a fantastic range of the best star-studded short movies, as well as unique short movie collections. With the Shorts channel, we’re offering audiences an enhanced and streamlined viewing experience, delivering cinematic content in a way that fits around their busy lifestyles. US audiences will jump at the opportunity to catch our FAST channel on Plex, whether at home or on-the-go.”

Shorts International’s FAST channels Shorts’ (the UK, the Nordics and Italy) and Cortos (Spain) are already available in Europe.

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