Today we announced an expanded partnership with AMC Networks to bring even more of its critically acclaimed programming into the VIZIO ad-supported ecosystem, where viewers and advertisers alike can benefit.
The partnership augments the recent addition of the AMC+ premium app and expands the available AMC content on WatchFree+ to nine free streaming channels and 159 on-demand titles.
The new WatchFree+ channels include Portlandia, MSG Sports Zone, AMC en Espanol, Allblk Gems, and Overtime, which join existing channels All Reality WE tv, AMC Thrillers, IFC Films
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“AMC and VIZIO have been working together for several years to bring audiences the best in entertainment. The expansion of our partnership is based on user engagement with existing FAST and AVOD AMC programming as well as viewer response to the recent addition of AMC+ to our premium app library,” says Katherine Pond, Group Vice President, Platform Content and Partnerships at VIZIO. “Our expanded agreement means VIZIO users can access an even wider range of AMC’s library of critically acclaimed original titles - enjoying more of what they love, all in one place.”
"This is an exciting expansion of our relationship with VIZIO, which will make even more of our acclaimed and popular programming available to VIZIO audiences including, for the first time, the addition of nine of our curated FAST channels," said Kim Kelleher, chief commercial officer of AMC Networks. "We value our partnership with VIZIO to connect our high-quality and popular original programming with viewers as part of our robust and growing distribution ecosystem."
The multi-year agreement builds on the success of AMC programming on WatchFree+ over the years, during which AMC and VIZIO has worked together to bring audiences the best entertainment available. Viewer engagement with AMC content across both WatchFree+ FAST and AVOD services is impressive, and now there’s even more opportunity to grow it further with these new additions.