VIZIO Adds Binge-worthy Scripps Channels To WatchFree+

VIZIO Adds Binge-worthy Scripps Channels To WatchFree+


Today we added four additional free channels from The E.W. Scripps Company to our WatchFree+ lineup. They include: 


- ION is one of the most-watched networks on television, ION features an unmatched collection of television’s most popular dramas, including “NCIS,” “Chicago Fire,” “Law & Order: SVU,” original holiday movies and more.
  • - ION Mystery invites viewers to put on their detective hat and join the investigation with binge-worthy thrillers, docuseries, originals, and top-rated shows including “NCIS: New Orleans” and the “CSI” franchise, plus real-life investigative series.
  • - Bounce XL is a dynamic extension of one of TV’s hottest brands, streaming the best in television targeting Black viewers including original programming and specials, scripted sitcoms, dramas and more.
  • - Grit Xtra features legendary heroes, stars and timeless tales of the American West streaming all-time favorite western series and movies.

“We are pleased to be working with Scripps to expand their content offering on VIZIO, helping us deliver on our commitment to provide endless entertainment options and enhanced consumer experiences," said Katherine Pond, Group Vice President, Platform Content and Partnerships at VIZIO. "Thanks to these popular Scripps channels with some all-time consumer favorite shows, we can offer an ever-wider variety of free programming across genres and interests and bring more options to millions of WatchFree+ viewers.” 


The newly added channels further expand the distribution of Scripps content across VIZIO's platform beyond existing free channels such as Newsy and ION Plus and premium streaming apps – Newsy, Court TV and Brown Sugar.


“Our growing relationship with VIZIO is part of the rapid expansion of our networks into connected TV and free streaming platforms,” said Jeffrey Wolf, Chief Distribution Officer, Scripps Networks division. “Working with VIZIO, we are able to reach more consumers and broaden the audience for our very popular brands and wide array of programming that entertains, informs and engages millions of consumers.”


WatchFree+ is a free streaming service available to VIZIO users with no logins, subscriptions or fees required. Every new VIZIO TV comes equipped with VIZIO’s operating system and powers endless entertainment options for millions of households right out of the box.


The latest WatchFree+ programming is now available on all VIZIO TVs. For more information about WatchFree+, visit


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