NBCUniversal finds the funny with Seeso online comedy channel

New online comedy channel Seeso features shows from Amy Poehler, Darn Harmon, and Aussies Sammy J & Randy

NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises has unveiled Seeso, a new streaming comedy channel, the first of its kind offering from NBCUniversal. Set to debut in January 2016, the ad-free subscription service will be available at www.seeso.com and on streaming platforms, connected devices and other distribution partners for US$3.99 per month.

Seeso strives to combine the immediacy of TV viewing with the best in OTT technology, creating a unique user experience. The streaming channel will offer a variety of SVOD innovations, including an autoplay function which provides immediate viewing satisfaction. Additionally, a hunt while you watch function will allow viewers to continue watching while they look for what to watch next. The free-forever front porch will enable viewers to enjoy a subset of Seeso content – no credit card required – by entering only an email address.

In the first year, Seeso will stream  at least 20 original series. Titles in the first wave of content includes The UCB Show featuring Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts and Matt Besser; a Dan Harmon animated series HarmonQuest; and a Wyatt Cenac standup series.

Also available is the Australian musical comedy about mismatched housemates – one human, one puppet – Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane. The Sticky Pictures production launched on ABC TV this week. Executive producers are Donna Andrews and Stu Connolly.

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