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BBC FAST channels on Amazon Freevee US

October 11, 2023

BBC Studios – creator, producer and distributor of British content globally – has announced a deal with Amazon Freevee in the US, who will exclusively premiere five new, editorially-curated premium FAST channels to audiences across the nation. Beginning October 17th, FAST channels showcasing over 1,000 hours of popular titles including The Catherine Tate Show, Misfits, and Without Limits will be available to stream on Amazon Freevee in the US.

Beth Anderson, GM/SVP, FAST & VOD Sales, North America and Latin America, BBC Studios, commented: “With an extensive catalog spanning countless genres, we’re uniquely positioned to curate new entertainment experiences, that leverage the best of our fan-favoured British content, for every type of audience. As more and more viewers discover the joys of discovering classic TV shows on FAST platforms, we’re delighted to debut our new suite of customised channels on Amazon Freevee in the US. FAST is becoming a larger part of the TV-viewing landscape, and we’re committed to meeting the demand and growing our FAST footprint here in the US.”

This content deal marks BBC Studios’ latest launch with a leading FAST service since first entering the FAST space in 2019. As of 2023, BBC Studios has launched seventeen editorially-curated FAST channels in the US. As part of this new licensing agreement, Amazon Freevee viewers can watch the following five BBC Studios FAST channels:

BBC Comedy

300+ hours of comedy content featuring Catherine Tate, Stephen Fry, and Hugh Laurie. From talk shows to sketch to stand-up, this channel offers some of the best in British comedy.

BBC Gameshows

A selection of BBC Game Shows, featuring popular British quiz and competition programming.

BBC Sci-Fi

Travel to a new dimension with 200+ hours of mind-bending science fiction. Embark on a cosmic journey across genres, including space comedies, sci-fi panel shows, supernatural teen dramas, and scientific documentaries. 

BBC Travel

Journey to diverse destinations across the globe with BBC Travel. Featuring a host of celebrity presenters like Stephen Fry and Ewan McGregor, programmes range from the funny to the fantastic, showcasing the captivating people and places of our world.

Silent Witness/New Tricks

Crack the case with the long-running crime dramas. Follow teams of pathologists and retired detectives as they work to unravel mysterious murders – everybody tells a story.

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