VIZIO Doubles WatchFree+ Lineup with New Deals


VIZIO has doubled the WatchFree+ free premium TV and movie lineup through new deals with BBC Studios, Magnolia Pictures and Paramount Global Content Distribution.

The addition of the new companies’ content brings the WatchFree+ catalog to 275-plus free TV channels and over 15,000 free on-demand movies and shows.

New programming and features include more than 400 on-demand episodes from 30 BBC shows, as well as a selection of BBC Studios’ free channels, including Antiques Roadshow UK, BBC Food and Top Gear, with Classic Doctor Who coming soon.

From Paramount, select Paramount Pictures titles will become available every month until the end of the year, including Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection, with The Untouchables airing in November.

In addition, 50 movies and 50 episodes from Magnolia Pictures, including titles such as Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, Bad Reputation and I Give It a Year, are available on the platform now.

VIZIO’s latest curated channel, Free Movie Network, recently launched on WatchFree+ as well. A new geo-filtering feature that automatically displays live regional news, weather and sports across 40 local channels from Cox Media Group, FOX and Gray TV has also become available.

“Over the past year, we have remained steadfastly committed to enhancing and elevating the WatchFree+ entertainment experience,” said Katherine Pond, group VP of platform content and partnerships. “With an expansive library featuring more live channels and movies than ever before, enriched personalization with localization and data-driven content discovery features, WatchFree+ continues to deliver the ultimate free entertainment destination for millions of VIZIO consumers.”