The free streaming offering is a partnership between Blue Ant Media and World of Wonder, giving U.S. audiences access to international versions of the Emmy Award-winning Drag Race series through free streaming
(Toronto, ON – March 30, 2023) International producer, distributor and channel operator, Blue Ant Media, and Emmy-winning, multi-platform media company, World of Wonder, have announced today the U.S. launch of free, ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channel, Drag Race Universe on Amazon Freevee. Drag Race Universe is a partnership between Blue Ant Media and World of Wonder that offers U.S. audiences international versions of the Emmy Award-winning Drag Race series through free streaming. The deal follows recently launched Blue Ant Media free-streaming channels on Freevee, including natural history channel, Love Nature, home renovation and real estate channel, Homeful and pet-focused channel, Love Pets.
“We’re thrilled to be growing our channel line-up on Amazon Freevee,” says Jamie Schouela, President, Global Channels & Media, Blue Ant Media. “Expanding the reach of Drag Race Universe builds on our partnership with World of Wonder and brings Freevee audiences this hit franchise to its engaged audiences.”
Programming launch highlights on the Drag Race Universe channel include: Canada’s Drag Race Seasons 2 and 3 (19 x 60’); RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs The World (6 x 60’); RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Seasons 2 and 3 (20 x 60’); Drag Race Holland (8 x 60’), Drag Race Espana (10 x 60’), RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under Seasons 1 and 2 (16 x 60’), the first season of Drag Race Philippines (10 x 60’) and Drag Race Philippines Untucked (10 x 30’), its companion series that follows the backstage drama. Additional international series in the franchise that will roll out on the free-streaming channel over the coming months include Drag Race France (8 x 60’) and Drag Race Italia (8 x 60’).
Amazon Freevee, formerly known as IMDb TV, is a free streaming video service with thousands of premium movies and TV shows available anytime.
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 Freevee, Tubi, VIZIO WatchFree+, The Roku Channel, Xumo, Samsung TV Plus, PlutoTV and Sling Freestreaming. The company’s growing global portfolio of FAST channels include Love Nature, HauntTV, Total Crime, Homeful, HistoryTime, and Love Pets.
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 catalog 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, Total Crime, Homeful, HistoryTime and Love Pets. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto, with eight international offices in Los Angeles, New York, Singapore, Tokyo, London, Washington, Mumbai and Beijing. Blueantmedia.com Twitter⼁Instagram⼁LinkedIn
About World of Wonder
World of Wonder (WOW) has reshaped international pop culture, earning 30 Emmys, inspiring two Oscars, creating global network WOW Presents Plus across 190 territories, and bringing drag culture to the world stage via “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and DragCon. WOW’s pioneering television portfolio includes other smash-hit franchises like “Million Dollar Listing.” Their film division WOW Docs produces groundbreaking documentaries including “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures,” “Party Monster,” and “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” WOW also operates YouTube channel WOWPresents, music label World of Wonder Records, the WOW Podcast Network, and year-round international live events. Co-founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato have been profiled in Variety’s Reality TV Impact Report. Honors for their trailblazing work include the IDA Pioneer Award, Realscreen’s Global 100 list, and the OUT 100. In 2022, World of Wonder was ranked #2 among film and TV powerhouses in Fast Company’s World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.