By Mark Layton
Amazon’s ad-supported free streaming service Freevee has landed in Germany.
This is the second international launch for the streamer, following the UK last year. The service initially launched in the US in 2019 as IMDb Freedive, before rebranding to IMDB TV, and eventually Freevee in April.
The streamer committed to growing its originals slate by 70 per cent this year, following its rebranding, with current Freevee originals including Bosch: Legacy, UNINTERRUPTED’s Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers, and Bug Out.
In May, Freevee announced a slew of new originals and pickups on existing shows, across both scripted and unscripted, including Beyond Black Beauty, a coming-of-age dramedy inspired by the iconic novel, while back in March, the service ordered a pilot for a new scripted comedy set in the American West, from filmmaking duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
More recently, the service has ordered a remake of UK comedy, Friday Night Dinner and saved Jeff Daniels-starring American Rust, following its cancellation by Showtime, picking it up for a second season.
The service also carries a library of movies and TV shows including Hotel Mumbai, Ostfriesisch für Anfänger, Nightcrawler and 2 Broke Girls.
“In the US and the UK we have quickly differentiated ourselves in the free streaming landscape through a hybrid of exclusive originals from Amazon Studios and highly sought-after movies and television,” said Lauren Anderson and Ryan Pirozzi, co-heads of content and programming, Amazon Freevee.