Freevee, Prime Video Announce Upcoming Content Details; ‘America’s Test Kitchen,’ NFL, Disney
Amazon has unveiled a package of new content for its suite of streamers Freevee, Prime Video, and user-generated service Twitch. During an announcement at the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) NewFronts in New York City, Amazon executives showcased new original shows for free streaming service Freevee (formerly known as IMDb TV), fresh news about Prime Video’s premiere season hosting Thursday night NFL games, and more.
Amazon SVP Colleen Aubrey shared her excitement for the slate of upcoming content. “At NewFronts, we’re thrilled to show how we’ve applied this passion for delighting customers to create compelling content and experiences across Amazon Freevee, Prime Video, Twitch, and Amazon Music.”
Freevee is Getting Original Shows and Some Disney Films
Amazon’s advertising-based video on demand (AVOD) service will soon carry several new original shows, including cooking contest “America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation” and family-oriented competition “Play-Doh Squished.”
Freevee viewers will also get to enjoy “Post Malone: Runaway,” a documentary about the face-tattooed musician, and a second season of Prime Video spinoff series “Bosch: Legacy.” There will also be third and fourth seasons of UNINTERRUPTED’s “Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers.”
Additionally, Freevee has secured short-term licensing deals for several Disney-owned films including “Logan,” the “Deadpool” movies, and “The Post.”
The AVOD streamer has also established exclusive linear channels that will run shows such as beloved Canadian sitcom “Kim’s Convenience” and classic episodes of “The Kids in the Hall.” New episodes of the iconic sketch comedy series will debut on Prime Video this month.
Freevee is a free video streaming service that includes on-demand access to thousands of movies and TV shows. The service also offers virtual live streaming channels like Dove Channel, CON TV, Docurama, Tastemade, and AMC Presents. Freevee was previously known as IMDb TV.
Users will experience commercial breaks roughly every 15 minutes in the course of a film.
On a computer, you may find the Freevee library as a subsection within the Amazon Prime Video app. Most streaming devices have the Freevee app as a standalone option.
“Thursday Night Football” Returns Sept. 15
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell also appeared at the NewFronts to talk about Amazon’s continuing coverage of “Thursday Night Football.” Goodell was joined by famed play-by-play announcer Al Michaels and analyst Kirk Herbstreit to share their enthusiasm for the upcoming games, which will stream on Amazon Prime Video and Twitch.
Everything kicks off with an AFC West matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers on Sept. 15. Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez is also joining the “Thursday Night Football” team as an in-studio analyst.
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video is a subscription video streaming service that includes on-demand access to 10,000+ movies, TV shows, and Prime Originals like “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” “Jack Ryan,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “The Boys,” and more. Subscribers can also add third-party services like Showtime, and Starz with Amazon Prime Video Channels. Prime Video also offers exclusive live access to NFL Thursday Night Football.
The Prime Video interface shows content included with your subscription alongside the ad-supported Freevee library and some shows and movies you need to purchase, so be sure to double-check your selection before you watch.
Prime Video is included with Amazon Prime for $12.99 per month ($119 per year), or can be purchased on its own for $8.99 per month.