All3Media Intl. has revealed that three of its lifestyle FAST/live TV channels have launched on Amazon Freevee in the U.S.
Available for streaming for free on Amazon Freevee are the following: a channel titled “Gardening With ,” a destination for outdoor-focused shows from the eponymous horticulturalist and author; “,” devoted to one of the U.K.’s longest-running cooking competition series; and “,” a home for the lively magazine series devoted to automobiles.
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These channels are also distributed on other streaming services in the U.S.
“We’re delighted that three of our FAST channels dedicated to long-running, acclaimed British brands, are now accessible to a new, wider audience in the U.S. on Amazon Freevee. We hope Amazon Freevee viewers will enjoy the curated, entertaining, quality content – while picking up some professional tips along the way, whether in the garden, the kitchen or on the road,” said Gary Woolf, exec VP of strategic development, All3Media Intl.
The “Gardening With Monty Don” channel is the source for practical tips and tricks as well as inspirational locations, featuring shows from Don. The channel has a variety of beautifully filmed and informative gardening series and documentary specials – content includes episodes of the U.K.’s longest-running gardening series, BBC’s “Gardeners’ World”; an exclusive compilation series, “The Gardener’s Guide With Monty Don” – with highlights from “Gardeners’ World” and newly-produced wraps from Don; popular series “Big Dreams, Small Spaces” and “My Dream Farm,” and documentaries spotlighting breathtaking gardens around the world, such as “Adriatic Gardens” and “Secret History of the British Garden.”
In “Great British Menu,” world-class chefs sharpen their knives and perfect their menus as they battle it out around the U.K. for the opportunity to cook at prestigious themed banquets. These chefs are assigned to curate delicious dishes focusing only on local ingredients and spotlighting British spirit at its best, with past season themes including the Royal family, London Olympics, Wimbledon Tennis’ 140th anniversary, and the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service.
Past judges in the series include Prue Leith, Matthew Fort, Andi Oliver and Oliver Peyton, with celebrity guest judges joining in on the fun. This channel consists solely of episodes from “Great British Menu.” The series is produced by Optomen Television.
“Fifth Gear” is an enthusiastic, irreverent magazine series on everything automobiles, combining the best of new car reviews, second-hand bargains, industry news and lighter, feature pieces.
The hosts are among the most knowledgeable authorities of cars on U.K. television – former Le Mans winner Tiff Needell, touring car champion Jason Plato, longtime racing car instructor Vicki Butler-Henderson, and serial petrolhead and car buyer Jonny Smith.
The team is joined by a different racing driver guest from a European territory in every episode, offering viewers a first-hand insight into their world.
Produced by North One Television, the series also features cinematic visuals and a rich mix of high-octane features filmed around the world, with a blend of supercars, bumper-to-bumper racing, crash tests and record attempts. This FAST channel consists of both the episodes from “Fifth Gear,” along with compilations drawing on material from across the series.
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