Advanced Television


AMC Networks, VIZIO expand partnership

VIZIO has announced an expanded partnership with AMC Networks, bringing more of the company’s range of programming to VIZIO Smart TVs. The expanded partnership includes the recent addition of the AMC+ app, nine free streaming channels and over 150 on-demand feature films available on VIZIO’s free streaming service, WatchFree+. New AMC Networks’ channels featured thanks […]

March 30, 2023

Whip Media to Power Ad Revenue Reporting for VIZIO’s WatchFree+

Whip Media, the leading enterprise software platform and data provider to the world’s largest entertainment organizations, announced on Tuesday it has been selected by VIZIO to help manage and streamline ad revenue reporting for WatchFree+, its free, ad-supported streaming service. VIZIO, one of the largest TV brands in the U.S. with over 17 million active […]

March 21, 2023

Canela.TV on WatchFree+

Canela Media, a minority-owned technology driven company committed to redefining digital media experiences for the Hispanic community, has announced that the Canela.TV free channel is now available on VIZIO’s free streaming service. Canela.TV on WatchFree+ offers over 10,000 hours of entertainment for adults and children including comedies, docuseries, novelas, cartoons, dramas and action films. WatchFree+ […]

December 15, 2022

VIZIO upgrades UX

Connected entertainment specialist VIZIO has unveiled an upgraded design and user experience for WatchFree+, VIZIO’s free streaming service that comes built into millions of VIZIO Smart TVs. This latest update features a new look and feel, intuitive Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), faster and easier navigation, and personalisation features to the free streaming service. WatchFree+ has […]

November 11, 2022

Fox, VIZIO expand distribution partnership

Fox Corporation and connected entertainment specialist VIZIO have announced a multi-year expansion of their distribution partnership. The FOX Sports app is now available on VIZIO Smart TVs, joining Tubi, FOX Nation, and FOX NOW. As part of the agreement, the FOX Weather channel has been added to VIZIO WatchFree+, alongside existing FOX ad-supported channels LiveNOW […]

November 3, 2022

VIZIO Ads closes upfront with $200m+ in commitments

VIZIO has concluded its upfront season with more than $200 million in direct advertising commitments from agency holding companies, brands and studios, a 100% year-over-year increase. The steady growth in advertising revenue for VIZIO Ads can be attributed to a variety of broad market factors such as audience migrations from linear to streaming along with […]

October 6, 2022

New Scripps channels on VIZIO’s WatchFree+

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 […]

August 31, 2022

VIZIO to launch exclusive series with Tori Spelling

VIZIO is collaborating with MyTime Movie Network and serving up a new lifestyle series @Home with Tori, starring renowned actress, author, and TV personality Tori Spelling. @Home with Tori is a 10-episode VIZIO exclusive TV series, premiering on VIZIO WatchFree+. Each episode is centered around themes curated by Tori. The series will feature a variety […]

April 6, 2022

Polaris debuts on Vizio SmartCast

Polaris, the black-owned television, digital and social media platform, has announced the launch of its first free ad-supported streaming TV channel (FAST), that has debuted on VIZIO’s SmartCast platform. Created by digital media pioneer and legendary journalist, Rahman J. Dukes, Polaris promises to uncover and share stories created by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color […]

December 15, 2021

VIZIO adds Winter Watchland to WatchFree+

VIZIO is giving the gift of free entertainment for the holidays with Winter Watchland, a collection of over 500 hours of free holiday-themed featured movies, TV shows, recipes, and music on its treaming service, WatchFree+. Winter WatchLand, sponsored by Microsoft, is an all-in-one holiday destination that allows SmartCast users in the US to discover free […]

December 10, 2021