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Amazon's IMDb launches 'Freedive' channel that streams movies and TV shows for free in the USA

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Amazon's IMDb launches 'Freedive' channel that streams movies and TV shows for free in the USA

Amazon's IMDb launches 'Freedive' channel that streams movies and TV shows for free in the USA

Amazon.com Inc.'s AMZN, -0.19% IMDb, or internet movie database, said Thursday that it launched "Freedive," a free streaming video channel where viewers can watch movies and TV shows. The channel will be available in the U.S. on the IMDb website, via laptop or PC, and on all Amazon Fire TV devices. Amazon said Freedive will be an ad-supported channel, and will be made available without a paid subscription. Among the movies IMDb said are available are "Awakenings," "Monster," "The Illusionist," "The Last Samurai" and "True Romance," while some of the TV shows available include "The Bachelor," "Fringe," "Heroes" and "Without a Trace."
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Tried to watch something with a VPN... no luck for me
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Seems like a good idea. I could never figure out why OTA channels didn't start broadcasting themselves on the internet in their geographic regions. Could generate extra ad revenue.
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I guess they've realized that the Pluto TV model has some value and they want in.
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zod wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 11:06 am
Seems like a good idea. I could never figure out why OTA channels didn't start broadcasting themselves on the internet in their geographic regions. Could generate extra ad revenue.
It's fear of getting penalized/de-listed by Bell/Rogers if they go direct online. If a larger group of them do it together though there is not much the big guys can do without a CRTC response.
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couldn't get it working with Windscribe either, Netflix or normal server connection
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zod wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 11:06 am
Seems like a good idea. I could never figure out why OTA channels didn't start broadcasting themselves on the internet in their geographic regions. Could generate extra ad revenue.
scoper wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 2:28 pm
I guess they've realized that the Pluto TV model has some value and they want in.
Viacom Has Acquired Pluto TV Streaming Service for $340M
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