The online movie, and TV, database IMDb.com (a subsidiary of Amazon.com), has started to offer free online streaming from their library of over 6,000 movies and TV episodes. The site will also be offering season premieres of NBC shows such as 30 Rock, Chuck and Lipstick Jungle.
Some of the newer shows already offered include Heroes and 90210 just to name a few.
The full press release follows after the jump.
Amazon.com Press Release
Users Can Now Watch Full-Length Movies and TV Shows for Free on IMDb.com
Beta feature debuts with over 6,000 TV episodes and movies
SEATTLE, Sep 15, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com), the authoritative source of information on movies, TV and celebrities, and a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced that users can now watch over 6,000 full-length feature films and TV episodes for free on IMDb.com.
“IMDb’s mission has always been to be the world’s most comprehensive, user-friendly destination for all movie, TV and celebrity-related information, products and services,” said Col Needham, founder and managing director of IMDb.com, Inc. “We’re excited to offer our users a simple online experience to watch full-length movies and TV episodes for free. Our goal is to show our users every movie and TV show on the Internet for free on IMDb.com.”
IMDb is also opening its platform to filmmakers and rights owners worldwide, and changing the landscape for filmmakers by allowing them to reach the over 57 million movie and TV lovers who visit IMDb each month. To learn more about getting your content onto IMDb, please visit http://www.imdb.com/help/show_leaf?uploadyourfilm.
With IMDb’s new free video viewing service, viewers can watch hit shows like:
– “Big Brother”
– “Family Guy”
– “House M.D.”
– “The Office”
– “The Simpsons”
Additionally, fans can relive their pasts and check out TV classics, such as:
– “Beverly Hills, 90210″
– “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
– “Charlie’s Angels”
– “Star Trek”
Customers can also watch recent and classic films, including:
– “Fever Pitch”
– “Fiddler on the Roof”
– “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”
– “Hoop Dreams”
– “Raising Arizona”
– “Some Like It Hot”
In conjunction with the start of the new fall TV season, customers will also be able to watch, for free, the first episodes of new and returning shows before their airdate. These shows include:
– “Knight Rider” (Sept. 24)
– “Lipstick Jungle” (Sept. 24)
– “Chuck” (Sept. 29)
– “Life” (Sept. 29)
– “30 Rock” (Oct. 23)
The rotating video content is provided by CBS, Hulu, Sony Pictures Television and over 500 independent filmmakers. All video content on the site will be featured alongside IMDb’s rich encyclopedia of movie, TV and celebrity information. To browse IMDb’s selection of free videos, visit www.imdb.com.
The Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) is one of the most popular online entertainment destinations, with over 57 million unique visitors each month. IMDb offers a searchable database of over 1 million movies, TV and entertainment programs and over 2.5 million cast and crew members, making it the Web’s most comprehensive and authoritative source of information on movies, TV and celebrities. Users can watch thousands of full-length TV episodes and movies for free. IMDb features include cast lists, photographs, quotes, trivia, reviews, box-office data, celebrity biographies, coverage of film festivals and major events, and streaming trailers. IMDb also offers IMDbPro (www.imdbpro.com), a site designed specifically for entertainment industry professionals, and IMDb Resume (www.imdbresume.com), a service that enables actors and crew members to promote themselves directly to IMDb’s audience of movie lovers and movie professionals. IMDb.com is operated by IMDb.com, Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) (www.amazon.com).
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SOURCE: Amazon.com, Inc.