streaming service 'Tubi TV' launches in Australia
- August 29, 2019
in Australia will be able to access Tubi via Telstra
TV, Tubi.TV, or through nearly any internet-connected
CREDIT: TUBI TV
streaming service Tubi will officially launch in Australia
on Saturday, offering up 7000 movies and television
series at no cost.
service is ad-supported and is currently on "soft
launch" meaning that b-grade movies, such as
Straight Outta Oakland and Curse of the Nun, sit at
the top of the 'most popular' list.
chief executive Farhad Massoudi says the range of
titles is expected to "expand rapidly in the
coming months" and will "eventually grow"
to the US library size of 15,000 titles.
excited to offer Tubi in Australia, as the first of
many launch initiatives to advance our global footprint,"
he said. "We look forward to further activating
new audiences who will discover the growing value
of free video-on-demand."
coming soon include 3:10 to Yuma, The Blair Witch
Project, Kickboxer and Stranger Than Fiction, with
additional titles to be made available over the next
six months, including Dirty Dancing, The Grudge, Requiem
for a Dream, Reservoir Dogs, Saw, Traffic and Young
service also carries b-grade children's titles such
as Funny Pets 2 not to be confused with The
Secret Life of Pets 2, of course. And Titanic II,
a movie not at all related to the James Cameron original
but considered an independent thriller sequel to the
San Francisco-based streaming service, which launched
in 2014, is the largest independently-owned video
service in the US and has also launched in Canada
since the start of the year.
to Australia just two months ahead of the arrival
of Disney+ on November 19, Tubi hopes to be part of
a booming local market for streaming services.
has more than 20 million users across the US and Canada,
streaming 94 million hours worth of content in the
month of May alone.
Sydney Morning Herald)