NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises has unveiled streaming comedy channel Seeso. Set to debut in January, the ad-free subscription service will be available at http://www.seeso.com and on streaming platforms, connected devices and other distribution partners for $3.99 per month. Evan Shapiro, EVP of NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises, announced the details today.
Targeting “comedy super fans,” Seeso will offer a stream of comedy programming updated with new content daily, new episodes of exclusive, original comedy each and every week, live-streamed stand-up every month, and curated acquired series and films throughout the year.
In the first year, Seeso will include more than 20 exclusive, original series from comedy heavyweights including Dan Harmon, Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh and more. They include Harmon’s HarmonQuest, a comedy combining live action and animation, The UCB Show from hosts, creators, and Upright Citizens Brigade founders Poehler, Walsh, Ian Roberts and Matt Besser. Also on tap: reality show spoof Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ from executive producers Scott Aukerman, Ben Garant, Tom Lennon and Kulap Vilaysack; workplace comedy Thingstarter, and dating game improv show Dave & Ethan: Lovemakers, both from Broadway Video’s Above Average Productions; stand-up series Night Train with Wyatt Cenac; stand-up series Take My Wife from creators and hosts Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher; travel show parody Hidden America with Johan Ray; comedy series Live From The Barrel House and The Comedy Show Show from Rooftop Comedy; a musical comedy about mismatched housemates – one human, one puppet – Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane; dark family comedy Flowers, starring Julian Barratt and Olivia Colman; among others.
Seeso will include an autoplay function, along with a hunt while you watch function which will allow viewers to continue watching while they look for what to watch next; and the free-forever front porch, which enables viewers to enjoy a subset of Seeso content – no credit card required – by entering only an email address.
Beyond its originals, Seeso will curate an “artisanal selection” of great comedy, featuring for the first time ever on SVOD and exclusively on Seeso, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, remastered to HD for the first time, along with the Python films, and the complete collection of Python documentaries and specials. Seeso’s curated library also includes the entire collection of The Kids In The Hall, also remastered to HD for the first time; complete collections of NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night With Seth Meyers, and Saturday Night Live and the entire series of NBC’s The Office, the original BBC version of The Office, Parks And Recreation, 30 Rock, The Mighty Boosh, The IT Crowd, Nathan Barley and The Young Ones, among others.