TotalCrime’s line-up offers exclusive, fan-favorite true crime series and documentaries
(Toronto, ON – May 5, 2022) International producer, distributor and channel operator, Blue Ant Media announced today the launch of TotalCrime, a new free, ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channel on VIZIO WatchFree+ in the U.S. TotalCrime serves true crime enthusiasts with a programming line-up stacked with gripping real-life stories depicted in factual series and documentaries. The majority of the channel’s lineup is FAST exclusive true crime programming available only to TotalCrime audiences.
The launch builds on Blue Ant Media’s momentum and expansion into the emerging free streaming space around the world and expands Blue Ant Media’s existing distribution with VIZIO. The company’s global wildlife and nature brand, Love Nature, launched on VIZIO’s free streaming service, VIZIO WatchFree+, in 2021. It continues to rank as one the top-performing free, ad-supported channels, in total hours, in the DISCOVER category on VIZIO WatchFree+ in the U.S. market. Additionally, last month, in support of Earth Day, Love Nature launched ‘Love Earth’, a one-month pop-up channel on VIZIO WatchFree+, fueled by Love Nature’s original series and documentaries.
“We’re excited to be expanding our distribution with VIZIO and bringing TotalCrime to millions of viewers engaging with the compelling, free content on WatchFree+” says Jamie Schouela, President, Global Channels and Media, Blue Ant Media. “Our programming line-up is curated with intriguing and shocking factual content that true crime superfans can only find on TotalCrime.”
“We are proud to continue to offer our audiences dynamic and binge-worthy content,” said Katherine Pond, VP, Business Development, VIZIO. “Working with Blue Ant Media’s diverse and engaging content is what helps make VIZIO WatchFree+ a destination for anyone looking to dive into new content.”
The launch grants VIZIO WatchFree+’s audience unlimited and free access to Blue Ant Media’s extensive library of true crime-inspired shows and documentaries. TotalCrime’s programming highlights include: Confessions of a Serial Killer (18 x 60), which uncovers taped confessions of the most notorious serial killers in history; Handsome Devils (10 x 60’) which features real stories of handsome and enchanting men, who are everything a person has ever dreamed of in a partner, only to turn into their worst nightmare; I Didn’t Do It (7 x 60’), a series that exposes the untold story of wrongful convictions, one gut-wrenching case at a time, chronicling harrowing personal stories and the desperate search for the real criminals behind the crimes; Encounters With Evil (10 x 60’), which explores the minds of the perpetrators of notorious crimes using expert analysis and interviews with those closest to the case; The Killer in My Family (18 x 60’), a series that focuses on the relatives of murderers, revealing how the crimes affected their families and whether there were any signs of murderous intentions beforehand.
Blue Ant Media’s suite of FAST (free, ad-supported streaming TV) channels offer audiences curated programming that is easy and free to access on growing platforms like VIZIO WatchFree+, The Roku Channel, Xumo, Samsung TV Plus and PrendeTV. The company’s growing global portfolio of FAST channels include Love Nature, HauntTV, TotalCrime and Homeful.
Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international content producer, distributor and channel operator. We own and operate numerous production companies in North America and Asia-Pacific, creating content for broadcasters and streaming platforms in multiple genres including factual entertainment, natural history, documentary and adult animation. Our distribution business, Blue Ant International, offers a substantial catalogue of content, including one of the world’s largest 4K natural history offerings. Blue Ant Media operates linear and free streaming channels under several brands including Love Nature, Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth (Canada), BBC First (Canada), HauntTV, CrimeTime and TotalCrime. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto, with seven international offices in Los Angeles, New York, Singapore, Tokyo, London, Washington and Beijing. Blueantmedia.com Twitter⼁Instagram⼁LinkedIn
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