Free-to-stream, ad-supported platform solidifies its place as the nation’s largest independent FAST with recent channel growth expanding high-demand content to a global audience
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DistroTV, the nation’s largest independent free streaming TV (FAST) platform, announced today that it has added 120 new channels to expand its core content categories across news, media and entertainment, sports and lifestyle. This is in addition to expanding the multicultural content offering to include new channel offerings for English, Southeast Asian/Indian and Spanish speaking audiences, as well as a new bundle of channel content for the African community.
This brings DistroTV’s total channel library to more than 270, with DistroTV now available in more than 60 markets via its apps on streaming devices and smart TVs, as well as worldwide distro.tv on the Internet. The company continues its rapid global expansion, empowering media companies to break down content barriers and bring diverse and independent content to our global viewers, wherever they watch it, amidst an evolving free, advertising-supported streaming TV (FAST) market. DistroTV’s easy-to-use interface allows viewers to watch their favorite channels and shows instantly, with no registration, sign-up, or fees required.
“The FAST market is on an incredible and steep upward trajectory, and even paid streaming platforms now understand that if they don’t embrace and ride this wave, they will be left behind,” said Navdeep Saini, co-founder and CEO of DistroScale, parent company of DistroTV. “At DistroTV, our long-standing mission is to break down barriers to entry and bring free television to a global audience that wants and deserves access to free, engaging programming in a range of cultures and languages. If our growth numbers are any indication, we are on track to meet our goals and we have no plans to slow down.”
Key highlights include:
An impressive wave of new free-to-stream channels targeting DistroTV’s core audience in the US, UK and Canada, including overall:
45 sports channels doubling the initial channel count to bring the most diverse collection of live and linear mainstream sports, martial arts, niche sports and outdoor channels like beIN SPORTS Xtra, Swerve Sports, IMPACT Wrestling Channel, FightNetwork, ACL Cornhole, MotoAmerica Include TV and FuelTV.
13 documentary channels with notable additions like Goalcast, Beautiful Planet and True History.
Notable additions to the entertainment and lifestyle category include AXS TV Now, Heritage+, Planet Eat and the return of Canadian foodie favorite GustoTV.
A total of 21 Spanish-language channels available in North America, such as Casa Comedy and Spanglish, complement the existing bundle of entertainment, documentary, news and sports channels that launched earlier this year, for a total of 25 Spanish-language channels worldwide. Targeting speakers in the United States as well as Latin America, DistroTV Español included the premiere of the platform’s first original film, Escándalo Secreto: En Plena Cuarentena, which has enjoyed an impressive reception from all Latin American audiences in both the United States and Latin American markets.
The expansion of free-to-stream content from Indian channels by DistroTV Desi; The package has doubled to 36 live streaming channels since launching from 15 channels and includes new additions such as ABP, Bollywood Prime, Epic, FOODFOOD by acclaimed chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Desi TV and more. The addition of these channel packs will offer even more viewer access and content options to a multicultural, Spanish-speaking and Southeast Asian audience;
The release of a new African channel package, DistroTV Africa, featuring 11 entertainment and music-focused channels, free to stream worldwide and available in countries such as Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Tanzania, as well as these countries’ native languages;
Since its launch in 2019, DistroTV has recognized and met demand for growth in terms of content breadth and global audience. The streaming platform remains focused on building a robust global network that delivers news, entertainment, music, sports and lifestyle programming to international audiences. To become part of this international audience, visit us https://www.distro.tv or install DistroTV on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS, or Android.
DistroTV is the largest independent, free, ad-supported streaming television service on the market. Launched in 2019 by parent company DistroScale, the platform caters to a multicultural, fast-growing, global-minded audience of passionate viewers. To meet the growing demand for premium video content in multiple languages, DistroTV delivers premium video content from producers worldwide from across North America, UK, Bollywood, Latin America, China, Southeast Asia and is growing. With more than 200 channels and thousands of video-on-demand (VOD) shows, DistroTV cultivates content that covers a wide range of topics to connect with people’s passions around entertainment, lifestyle, sports, news, documentaries and international content in live, linear and video-on-demand formats. DistroTV is free to stream on the web, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and iOS and Android devices.
DistroTV is the first direct-to-consumer offering from DistroScale, a technology company founded in 2013 known for bringing the industry’s most comprehensive video platform across web, apps and streaming to a global audience of thousands of media companies. DistroScale is an all-in-one solution that offers infrastructure, content delivery, curation, analytics and a full suite of monetization options. DistroScale-enabled video reaches more than 250 million unique visitors per month. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California. To become a DistroTV viewer, visit www.distro.tv. For more information on DistroScale & DistroTV, visit www.distroscale.com.
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