Free-streaming TV service Tubi has accepted the rose — with a throwback to the very first runs of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.”
Beginning April 1, the ad-supported video on demand service will provide the primary seasons of reality-dating exhibits “The Bachelor” (from 2002) and “The Bachelorette” (from 2003). It additionally will stream “The Bachelorette: Trista & Ryan’s Marriage ceremony,” additionally from 2003, a three-part particular that includes the nuptials of former contestants Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter.
These three collection are at present not accessible on every other streaming platforms. Beforehand, ABC had provided the primary seasons of the present and the marriage particular on its digital apps and web site.
As well as, Tubi has acquired AVOD rights to season 5 of “Bachelor in Paradise,” which aired on ABC final yr with Chris Harrison reprising his position from “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” because the host of the present.
Tubi picked up the rights the exhibits below a cope with Warner Bros. Home Tv Distribution. “The Bachelor,” “The Bachlorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise” are produced by Subsequent Leisure in affiliation with Warner Horizon Unscripted Tv.
“Bachelor Nation will quickly get to see how it began when each debut seasons launch on Tubi,” mentioned Adam Lewinson, Tubi’s chief content material officer. “This huge franchise strengthens our bigger content material partnership with Warner Bros. and marks the primary of many huge actuality collection we’re bringing to the service.”
The deal for the exhibits comes after Tubi reached a pact with NBCUniversal so as to add near 400 motion pictures and TV present episodes to its service. Among the titles coming to Tubi’s service below the settlement embody “Xena: Warrior Princess,” “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” “The A-Group,” “Punky Brewster,” “The Unbelievable Hulk” and “Quantum Leap.”
At the moment, Tubi’s service is accessible solely within the U.S. and Canada. The corporate says it expects to spend greater than $100 million in content material licensing offers in 2019 to enhance its content material library, which at present contains over 12,000 motion pictures and TV exhibits (representing round 40,000 hours of content material).
Tubi is accessible on a number of platforms together with Amazon’s Hearth TV, Roku, iOS and Android, Comcast’s Xfinity X1, Chromecast, Samsung televisions, and Xbox and PlayStation consoles. The corporate doesn’t disclose how many individuals use the service, however claims complete viewing time final yr elevated by 4.three instances over 2017.