Tubi, the world’s largest ad-supported video on demand has signed a licensing deal with NBCUniversal, which will add nearly 400 television episodes and movies as part of its aggressive plan to expand in 2019.
The Tubi customers will be able to access a variety of movies and television series from one of the world’s leading content libraries – completely free. Titles include iconic TV series such as Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, The A-Team, Punky Brewster, The Incredible Hulk, Quantum Leap and the original versions of Magnum, P.I., Battlestar Galactica, Bionic Woman, and She-Ra: Princess of Power.
“We’re excited to be a home to this robust library of world-class, iconic content from NBCUniversal that appeals across generations,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi.
Tubi continues to expand its already massive content library which contains more than 12,000 movies and television series – and expects to increase at an accelerated pace throughout the year.
The company’s content volume is more than double in size to Netflix – approximately 40,000 hours of content.
Tubi also announced plans to invest over nine figures into content acquisitions in 2019 to rapidly grow its already large catalog. The company also recently announced record growth in 2018, with 4.3 times the amount of content on the service over the previous year.
Tubi will launch in additional international territories this year with the first expected to be announced in Q1.Presently the service is available in the US and Canada.
Tubi consistently ranks as one of the most watched apps on the world’s largest platforms including Amazon’s Fire TV, Roku iOS, Android, Xfinity X1, and many others.
NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses.
Tubi is backed by Foundation Capital, Cota Capital, Jump Capital, and Danhua Capital, as well as strategic investors MGM, Lionsgate, and TEGNA Ventures.