Tuesday, September 16, 2008

IMDb Now Showing Free TV Shows & Movies

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb), a subsidiary of Amazon.com, has begun showing more than 6,000 feature films and television shows on its site for free.

Col Needham, founder and managing director of IMDb.com, said in a statement that the move reflects IMDb's mission to be the world's most comprehensive source of movie, TV, and celebrity information, products, and services.

"We're excited to offer our users a simple online experience to watch full-length movies and TV episodes for free," he said. "Our goal is to show our users every movie and TV show on the Internet for free on IMDb.com."

IMDb is offering a wide array of content within the free streaming service. Current network TV shows such as "24," "The Office" and "The Simpsons" can be seen alongside classic programming such as "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Charlie's Angels" and "Star Trek." A handful of fall premieres will also be made available on the site prior to their broadcast debuts. "Knight Rider," "Lipstick Jungle," "Chuck," "Life" and "30 Rock" are all set to become available on IMDb within the next several weeks.

When it comes to movies, the list ranges from relatively recent titles -- "Bring It On" and "Fever Pitch," for example -- to classics such as "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Some Like It Hot." CBS, Hulu and Sony Pictures Television are all contributing content. The videos are all integrated with IMDb's informational services, letting users click to see facts about the shows and actors right from the screens.

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