IMDb TV rebrands as Amazon Freevee, plans German launch & originals push

Amazon’s AVOD service IMDb TV is rebranding as Amazon Freevee, with plans to grow its slate of originals by 70% and roll out in Germany later this year. The service, which is currently available in the US and the UK, will officially change its name on 27 April, more than two years after its 2019 […]

News round-up: IMDb TV seeks ‘Leverage: Redemption’ S2; Gruppo Alcuni launches animation course; Global Agency plays ‘The Game Of My Destiny’

IMDb TV seeks ‘Leverage: Redemption’ S2 Amazon’s AVOD service IMDb TV has picked up heist drama series Leverage: Redemption for a second season. The crime drama is a reimagining of Electric Entertainment’s drama Leverage, which ran for five seasons on US cablenet TNT until 2012. The reboot is sold by LA-based Electric Entertainment. “Bringing back these […]

Docustream launches in UK via IMDb TV

SPI/FilmBox has expanded the reach of its factual channel Docustream to IMDb TV in the UK. This latest partnership with SPI will add a collection of documentaries and TV programming to Amazon’s free streaming service via Docustream. Highlights include Passport to Explore, an educational travel adventure series geared towards younger viewers; Khufu Revealed, a documentary that uncovers mysteries surrounding […]

IMDb TV orders original comedy from Shea Serrano & Michael Schur

Amazon-owned AVOD IMDb TV has ordered Primo (working title), a new original single-camera comedy from Shea Serrano and Michael Schur. Primo is a coming-of-age comedy about a teenager balancing college aspirations, societal expectations, and a hectic home life anchored by his single mom and five uncles. The half-hour series, which is being produced by Amazon […]

Amazon launches AVOD streamer IMDb TV in UK

Amazon’s AVOD streamer IMDb TV has been launched in the UK, offering original programming and thousands of hours of library series including Community and Anger Management, as well as movies such as Pulp Fiction. Originals form the US include factual trio Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary, Moment Of Truth and Top Class: The Life And […]

IMDb TV extends acquisition streak with Oz drama ‘Troppo’

Amazon’s AVOD IMDb TV has picked up the first season of upcoming Australian crime drama Troppo as it continues its scripted acquisition spree. Produced by EQ Media Group, Beyond Entertainment and AGC Television, in association with Renegade Entertainment, for Australian pubcaster ABC, Troppo is based on the novel Crimson Lake by author Candice Fox. The […]

IMDb TV takes US rights to Canada’s ‘Pretty Hard Cases’

Amazon-owned free streamer IMDb TV has picked up Canadian buddy-cop drama series Pretty Hard Cases for an exclusive US debut next month. Originally commissioned by Canadian pubcaster CBC, where it debuted in February, the series is produced by Cameron Pictures in association with CBC and NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. It […]

Amazon to ‘reimagine & develop’ MGM shows after $8.45bn deal

Amazon will “reimagine and develop” IP from the MGM slate following its $8.45bn deal for the US studio, according to CEO Jeff Bezos. The acquisition, which was confirmed yesterday, will see more than 17,000 hours of MGM TV fall under the Amazon banner, ranging from dramas such as Fargo and The Handmaid’s Tale to unscripted […]

Amazon’s IMDb TV unveils huge development push across unscripted & drama

Amazon-owned AVOD IMDb TV has unveiled a slew of original scripted and unscripted programming in development, following the retail giant’s first-ever NewFronts presentation. Unscripted shows in the works include Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary, a five-part mini-series following the country music star along the road to success. Michael Monaco directs the series, which is […]