The Amazon-owned IMDb TV streaming service becomes ‘Amazon Freevee’ on 27th April. It follows two years of rapid growth and international rollout.
The number of active users in the USA has tripled in the last two years. In 2021, the service launched in the UK and will shortly be available in Germany followed by other countries. Freevee is a ‘freemium’ service, supported by limited advertising.
Under its new name, Amazon Freevee will increase the number of original shows. These include the spinoff of the longest-running Original series for Prime Video, Bosch: Legacy, premiering 6th May; a new home-design series, Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewis; Greg Garcia’s comedy series Sprung; and High School based on the New York Times best-selling memoir by Grammy-nominated, platinum recording artists Tegan and Sara Quin.
Additionally, Freevee is the home of Judge Judy Sheindlin. Her new show Judy Justice has recently been renewed for a second series.
Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios said:
“Over the past two years, we have seen tremendous growth for our AVoD service and are committed to bringing our audiences premium, free-to-consumer content.
We’re looking forward to building on this momentum with an increasing slate of inventive and broadly appealing Originals and are excited to establish Amazon Freevee as the premier AVoD service with content audiences crave.”