Frndly TV Adds A&E Networks’ On-Demand Content for Free
The family-friendly live TV streaming service Frndly TV has announced it is increasing its video-on-demand offerings. The service is partnering with A&E to bring its library of shows to Frndly users at no additional subscription fee.
The new content — that will soon be available — includes past seasons of popular shows like “The Curse of Oak Island,” “The First 48,” “Storage Wars,” “American Pickers,” “Pawn Stars,” and “Married at First Sight.” The expanded A&E Networks library will be made available for free to all Frndly TV subscribers before the end of the year.
“A&E Networks has been a great partner with Frndly TV since its channels launched on our service,” Frndly TV’s chief programming officer Michael McKenna said. The additional collection of shows from the A&E Networks library extends that relationship and is a nice holiday gift to our subscribers. We are excited to make available both current and past seasons of a wide variety of shows and movies to our customers at no additional cost to them.”
Frndly TV offers 40+ top-rated live TV networks including the Hallmark Channel, A&E, the [History Channel], Game Show Network (GSN), INSP, Lifetime, UPtv, Curiosity Stream, The Weather Channel, Great American Family, and others. The streamer delivers programming that the whole family can enjoy starting at $6.99 per month.
The family-friendly service announced in early December that it had surpassed 700,000 users. That figure represents an approximately 40% year-over-year increase from the numbers reported for the same period in 2021 when Frndly had 500,000 users.
In October, the skinny channel bundle service reported a 53% increase in total viewership since the third quarter of 2021, with viewing time per subscriber jumping 9%. The streamer also announced that over 22% of its customers had opted to sign up for annual subscriptions, showing their commitment to the service.
It’s been a more quiet fall for A&E, but the company is still locked in a legal battle. At the end of August, A&E announced it was suing rival network Reelz for using footage from one of A&E’s canceled police ride-along shows to build a similar show of its own.
Frndly TV is a live TV streaming service with over 40 channels for US$ 6.99/month. Each plan is designed to provide a skinny bundle of family-friendly channels at a reasonable price. The service will appeal most to fans of Hallmark channels. It does not offer news, sports, or local channels.
Frndly TV offers three plans — on 1 device in SD with their “Basic” (US$ 6.99) plan, on 2 devices in HD with their “Classic” (US$ 8.99) plan, and 4 devices in HD on their “Premium” (US$ 10.99) plan.