IMDb Launches Freedive – A Free Streaming Video Channel Featuring Hit Movies and TV Shows – Business Wire

SEATTLE–()–IMDb (www.imdb.com),
the #1 movie website in the world, today announced the launch of IMDb
Freedive (www.imdb.com/freedive),
a free streaming video channel available in the United States on the
IMDb website via laptop or personal computer and on all Amazon Fire TV
devices. IMDb Freedive, an ad-supported channel, enables customers to
watch hit TV shows including Fringe, Heroes, The Bachelor and Without
a Trace
as well as top Hollywood hits like Awakenings,
Foxcatcher, Memento, Monster, Run Lola Run,
The Illusionist, The
Last Samurai, True Romance
and more without purchasing a
subscription.

IMDb is expanding its video offering beyond short-form original series,
trailers and celebrity interviews. IMDb Freedive offers popular,
full-length movies and hit TV shows – for free, with ads. Customers can
dive even deeper into the titles they are watching on IMDb Freedive by
using X-Ray, which is powered by the authoritative information on IMDb
about cast, crew, trivia, soundtracks and more. Popular IMDb original
video series, including The IMDb Show, Casting Calls and No
Small Parts
, are available to stream on IMDb Freedive now.

“Customers already rely on IMDb to discover movies and TV shows and
decide what to watch,” said Col Needham, Founder and CEO of IMDb. “With
the launch of IMDb Freedive, they can now also watch full-length movies
and TV shows on IMDb and all Amazon Fire TV devices for free. We will
continue to enhance IMDb Freedive based on customer feedback and will
soon make it available more widely, including on IMDb’s leading mobile
apps.”

IMDb Freedive is available beginning today at www.imdb.com/freedive,
on IMDb’s website via laptop or personal computer and on Fire TV
devices. Fire TV customers will see the new IMDb Freedive icon in the
“Your Apps & Channels” row, making it easy to find free movies and TV
shows. On Fire TV, simply say “Alexa, go to Freedive,” to immediately
access, browse and enjoy free movies and TV shows.

The IMDb Freedive catalog will continue to evolve, with new titles added
regularly. Experience and learn more about IMDb Freedive today by
visiting www.imdb.com/freedive.

About IMDb

IMDb is the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV
and celebrity content. The IMDb consumer site (www.imdb.com)
is the #1 movie website in the world with a combined web and mobile
audience of more than 250 million unique monthly visitors. IMDb offers a
searchable database of more than 250 million data items including more
than 5 million movies, TV and entertainment programs and more than 8
million cast and crew members. Consumers rely on the information IMDb
provides – including local movie showtimes, ticketing, trailers, critic
and user reviews, personalized recommendations, photo galleries,
entertainment news, quotes, trivia, box-office data, editorial feature
sections and a universal Watchlist – when deciding what to watch and
where to watch it. IMDb’s portfolio of leading entertainment apps (http://www.imdb.com/apps/)
includes its popular “Movies & TV” app for iPhone, iPad, Fire tablets,
Android phones, Android tablets and its mobile-optimized website. To
date, there have been more than 150 million downloads of IMDb’s mobile
apps worldwide. IMDb X-Ray for Movies & TV Shows is a feature that
revolutionizes the viewing experience by bringing the power of IMDb
directly to Fire HD, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. The IMDb Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/imdb)
and official Twitter account (https://twitter.com/imdb)
are followed by more than 12 million passionate entertainment fans.
IMDbPro (http://www.imdbpro.com)
is the essential resource for entertainment industry professionals. This
membership-based service includes comprehensive information and tools
that are designed to help entertainment industry professionals achieve
success throughout all stages of their career. IMDbPro offers members
the following: detailed contact and representation information; tools to
manage and showcase their IMDb profile, including the ability to select
their primary images and the credits they are best “known for”;
exclusive STARmeter rankings that are determined by page views on IMDb;
the IMDbPro app for iPhone
and Android;
IMDbPro Track, which empowers members using the app to receive
personalized entertainment industry news and notifications on the people
and film and TV projects they want to follow; and a convenient tool that
generates custom digital assets to promote their work on social media
and other platforms. Additionally, IMDb owns and operates Box Office
Mojo (http://www.boxofficemojo.com),
the leading online box-office reporting service. IMDb.com is operated by
IMDb.com, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc.
(NASDAQ:AMZN) (http://www.amazon.com).
To learn more, go to: http://www.imdb.com/press.

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