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DistroTV ups distribution; streaming free on VIZIO smart TVs

New Delhi, 10-September-2022, By IBW Team

DistroTV ups distribution; streaming free on VIZIO smart TVs

DistroTV, the US’ largest, independent, free, ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) app, has announced that it is expanding its content offerings to VIZIO.

Now millions of VIZIO users can stream DistroTV’s impressive and diverse content lineup — 270 channels and growing plus thousands of hours of VOD content — for free, anytime on the VIZIO Smart TV platform.

As per the company’s press release, DistroTV features more than 270 multicultural channels and is growing, with everything from news, sports, movies, music & entertainment, and lifestyle content. This includes original content and new channel offerings that cater to English, Southeast Asian / Indian, and Spanish-speaking audiences, as well as a recently released channel bundle that targets the African community.

Available to stream for free in more than 60 markets through its apps on streaming devices and smart TVs, as well as worldwide on the web through distro. tv, the platform truly features something for every viewer. No registration, sign-up, or fees are required.

DistroTV’s comprehensive streaming library includes an impressive wave of new channels available to stream for free that appeal to DistroTV’s core US, UK, and Canadian audiences that include a total of 45 sports channels, with the most diverse collection of live and linear mainstream sports, combat sports, niche sports, and outdoors channels, like Stadium, beIN SPORTS Xtra, Swerve Sports, IMPACT Wrestling Channel, FightNetwork, Wired2Fish, ACL Cornhole, MotoAmerica TV, and FuelTV.

Broad array of diverse movies and entertainment channels, including CineLife by Magnolia Pictures, Kweli TV, Watch It Scream, FrightFlix, Bowery Classics, Dark Matter, CinePride, and many more. There are 13 documentary channels, including Goalcast, Magellan TV, Beautiful Planet, and True History.

“We are thrilled to join the VIZIO family, particularly at a time when we are continuing to grow our viewership and channel content at a rapid pace,” said Navdeep Saini, co-founder, and CEO of DistroScale, the parent company of DistroTV.

“By expanding our distribution via VIZIO Smart TVs, we can continue to provide audiences with the content they crave, and all while maintaining our FAST no-sign up, credit card or email required model,” he added.

Vikas Khanchandani, Country Head India at DistroScale, said in a statement that “US has more than 87 percent homes with at least one Connected TV and other western countries are seeing scale as well. Vizio is one of the largest CTV players in the US market and brings access to a large viewership base within Vizio for Indian content owners”.

“It’s an opportunity to tap into the large advertising market in the US and other western countries and simultaneously combat piracy in those markets. FAST (Free Ad Supported Television)is bringing the lean-back linear experience for users on Television and is solving for content discovery with sharper defined cohorts. The distro is focussed on building a very strong South Asian bouquet of content for the diaspora audiences across the world and bring in the ad monetization through its vast global advertising footprint,” added Khanchandani, who till sometime back was the chief executive of India’s Republic Media Networks.

DistroTV is the US’ largest, independent, free, ad-supported streaming television service on the market. Launched in 2019 by parent company DistroScale, the platform caters to a multicultural, rapidly expanding, globally-minded audience of passionate viewers in the US, Canada, and UK.

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