Redbox is announced new content partners as it continues to be one of the fastest growing free streaming services in the industry. The deal adds Free Ad-Supported Television (FAST) channels which will make their debut on December 1.
Redbox is in the midst of a major transition from existing as a traditional media company renting DVDs and Blu-ray discs to an Internet on-demand and lean-back model delivery, while still maintaining its Kiosks around the country.
“Our partnership with Fremantle will add tremendous value to our free streaming service,” said Chris Yates, General Manager, Redbox On Demand. “These iconic television shows anchor our latest FAST channels, and our customers will soon enjoy even more entertainment from Redbox. We couldn’t be more excited to add them to the platform.”
New FAST channels coming to Redbox’s free streaming service from Fremantle include:
- BUZZR – BUZZR is a pop culture time capsule – an unending celebration where viewers can play along to some of Fremantle’s vast portfolio of more than 40,000 iconic game show episodes, which are shown around the clock. Featured titles include Match Game, where host Gene Rayburn is the ringmaster to a mad-capped panel of celebrity guests; Whew!, a limited-run quiz show hosted by the late Tom Kennedy featuring a wacky bonus round known as, the “Gauntlet of Villains”; as well as famed titles Family Feud, To Tell the Truth, Password, Press Your Luck, Blockbusters and Card Sharks. Visit the website at http://buzzrtv.com.
- The Price Is Right: The Barker Era – Celebrating one of the most iconic names in game show history, Bob Barker, this channel brings him back for fans and introduces him to a whole new generation. Having spent 35 years as the host of television’s longest running game show, Barker was the recipient of 19 Daytime Emmy Awards and also received an Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1999. The Price Is Right: The Barker Era broadcasts hundreds of episodes from the 80’s all hosted by Barker. These game show gems have not been on television since their original air date – nearly 40 years ago.
- Baywatch – If you’re looking for action, excitement, and running in slow motion, Baywatch is always here, 24 hours a day. The Baywatch channel features the first 5 seasons, with new seasons switching in every quarter, including “Baywatch: Hawaii.”