Warner Bros Discovery has announced plans for its long-awaited Free Ad-supported Streaming service (FAST). And it turns out that it is not so much developing a new app as it is letting Tubi do so.
After WBD announced it was pulling a number of shows from its platforms industry talk began to circulate that the company had plans to launch its own free TV platform along the lines of Pluto TV or Xumo. But the move to Tubi seems to indicate that the company is taking an easier route and letting Fox’s Tubi work the content into its existing app. This means that WBD will only have to reinvent the wheel once this year when it combines HBO and Discovery+ into one app.
Tubi’s content deal with Warner Bros. Discovery will add 14 WB branded FAST channels and over 225 ad-supported titles on demand to the platform.
As part of the deal Tubi will launch three curated FAST channels:
- WB TV Series à WB TV Watchlist
- WB TV Reality à WB TV Keeping It Real
- WB TV Family à WB TV All Together
Each will feature award-winning Warner Bros. Discovery content including the full series run of “Westworld,” “Raised by Wolves,” “Legendary,” “FBoy Island,” “The Nevers,” “Finding Magic Mike,” “Head of the Class,” and “The Time Traveler’s Wife.”
Also debuting on the platform are 11 FAST channels focused around fan-favorite genres including Lifestyles, Homes, Classic Movies, Education, Mysteries, and Weddings, among several others. New titles across Tubi’s expanded linear channel and AVOD offering will include popular series such as “Cake Boss,” “My Cat from Hell,” “Breaking Amish,” “Caribbean Life,” “How It’s Made,” “Paranormal Lockdown,” “The Tomorrow People,” and “My Five Wives,” as well as select seasons of “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise,” in addition to beloved classic films including “The Astronaut’s Wife,” “For Your Consideration” and “Lord of the Flies.” Content will begin rolling out as early as February 1 and throughout the month.
“Warner Bros. Discovery has a catalogue that TV lovers can’t get enough of and Tubi is proudly making many of these recent hits from Warner Bros. Discovery available to new audiences this month,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi. “From critically acclaimed and groundbreaking to lighthearted and addicting, our new WB branded FAST channels and on-demand offering will speak to each of Tubi’s distinct audience communities.”
“Tubi’s innovative platform and these new channels are one more way we are bringing Warner Bros. Discovery’s vast array of content to our fans,” added David Decker, President of Warner Bros. Discovery Content Sales. “Tubi is an incredible client, and we’re excited to expand our relationship with these new channels.
New FAST channels coming to Tubi include:
WB TV Series: A collection of premium television series including “Westworld,” “Raised by Wolves,” “The Nevers,” and “Time Traveler’s Wife,” among others.
WB TV Reality: A collection of unscripted television series including “Legendary, FBoy Island, and “Finding Magic Mike,” among others.
WB TV Family : A collection of family-friendly series including “Head of the Class,” among others
Additional FAST channels coming to Tubi, with content also available on-demand, include:
WB TV Sweet Escapes: Featuring cake competitions, baking and beyond for the ultimate sweet escape with shows including “Cake Boss,” “Extreme Cake Makers,” and “Cake Wars”.
WB TV Paws & Claws: Paws, claws and maybe some jaws. Get your furry fix with a wild collection of shows featuring your favorite pets including “Dogs 101” and “My Cat from Hell”.
WB TV Slice of Life: Discover the unique lives of people from all corners of the world with shows including “Extreme Couponing,” “Breaking Amish,” and “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding”.
WB TV Welcome Home : Where home owning dreams come true with the best of real estate and interior design with shows including “Caribbean Life,” “Buying Hawaii,” and “Bahamas Life”.
WB TV At the Movies: Grab your popcorn and settle in for the perfect mix of classic films from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s.
WB TV How To: Find the answers to some of the world’s most interesting questions with these curiosity-inspiring series including “How It’s Made,” “How to Build Everything,” and “How the Earth Works”.
WB TV Supernatural: Features real-life stories of ghosts, goblins and other out-of-this-world entities with shows including “Ghost Brothers,” “Paranormal Lockdown,” and “Ghost Asylum”.
WB TV Crime Series: Features shocking crime scenes, unsolved cases, intense investigations and more with shows including “Murder Chose Me,” “A Crime to Remember,” and “Murder Comes to Town”
WB TV Mysteries: This channel will stream untold stories of unexplained, unsolved and unknown mysteries from around the world including shows like “Mysteries at the Museum,” “Mysteries at the Monument,” and “Off Limits”.
WB TV Love & Marriage Say “I do” to all the best wedding stories waiting for you at the end of the aisle with shows including “Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta,” “Four Weddings,” and “A Wedding Story”.
WB TV Family Rules: From unconventional couples to unbelievable stories, enjoy these series about real-life families including “Long Lost Family,” “The Little Couple,” and “My Five Wives”
WB TV Keeping It Real: Watch all of the best reality shows right here from “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” “Bachelor in Paradise,” “Finding Magic Mike,” and “Fboy Island”
WB TV All Together: With stories that feel like home and characters who feel like family, there’s always something for everyone to enjoy with shows including “Eight is Enough,” “Better With You,” and “Head of the Class”
- Over 90 Warner Bros. films will also be available on Tubi across its upcoming FAST channels and on-demand library including “Mad City,” “Return of the Living Dead: Part II,” “A Scanner Darkly,” “With Honors,” “50 Cent: Refuse 2 Die,” “Angus,” “Chain of Fools,” “Club Paradise,” “December Boys,” “Don Juan Demarco,” “Fair Game,” “Fearless,” “Hearts in Atlantis,” “Liberty Heights,” “Lost & Found,” “The Mambo Kings,” “Meeting Venus,” “Moving,” “National Lampoon’s Senior Trip,” “Other People’s Money,” “Salton Sea,” and “Sibling Rivalry,” among several others.