Posted Mon Aug 29, 2016 at 10:15 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
Comcast is now offering several Watchable Exclusives.
Comcast has announced the debut of three new original series exclusive to the company's Watchable streaming app. Watchable is a free streaming service available through Comcast's X1 set top box, at Watchable.com, and through the Watchable iPhone and Android apps.
The first three original series to launch on Watchable come from Refinery29, mitú and Cut.com. In addition, new Watchable Exclusives from BuzzFeed Motion Pictures, CollegeHumor, Cut.com, POPSUGAR and Studio 71 are set to debut later this year. Here's a full rundown of the original show's available for streaming now:
'Ballin’ on a Budget' (Refinery29): Leading digital media company for women, Refinery29, continues its run of creating beloved content for the millennial set with Ballin on a Budget, which follows comedienne and rapper Awkwafina as she takes to the streets of New York to show viewers how to live the high life on a low budget – such as a day at the spa with little to no cash, or planning a fun first date that costs nothing.
'Cholos Try' (mitú): mitú is the only digital-first media company targeting young Latinos, America’s fastest growing demographic. mitú creates unapologetically Latino content with universal appeal, evidenced by their wildly popular online series Cholos Try, which generated over 100 million views, making "cholos" a household name. Watchable will be the exclusive home for the new, long-formCholos Try, a bold, brash, and brutally honest series following 4 cholos from East L.A who go out of their comfort zone and immerse themselves in cultures and lifestyles across America. They’ll share their unique point of view on everything from a Renaissance Faire to ghost hunting, high fashion to Alaskan outdoor living. Cholos Try breaks down stereotypes, challenges what it means to be different and shows what is possible when you try new things with honesty and a sense of humor.
'How To Human' (Cut.com): Though there are no road signs in life, there are ways to avoid taking a wrong turn. How to Human takes an irreverent look into the many ways we can improve our lives. Part how-to, part scripted comedy, this series follows the ups and downs (mostly downs) of a young woman learning the true meaning of "failing forward."
And here's a rundown of additional Watchable Exclusives set to premiere in the coming months:
'Knock Knock' (POPSUGAR): Fashion designer Rachel Antonoff has cult status with the POPSUGAR audience and is now bringing a brand new series to Watchable. In Knock Knock, Rachel takes us inside the homes, offices, dressing rooms, and other intimate spaces of the people who fascinate us – including Saturday Night Live star Aidy Bryant, TV's most popular veterinarian Dr. Jan Pol, and iconic designer Lisa Frank – and gets the stories behind the personal objects they cherish most.
'I Want My Phone Back' (CollegeHumor): In this on-the-street game show series from CollegeHumor, host Alana Johnston and a cast of improvisers take to the streets of Los Angeles to see if contestants will put their mobile devices in the hands of total strangers, for up to $1,000. Alana and her cohorts can log into contestants' social media, taking every liberty as they post, text, and call to their hearts' desire in an effort to wreak complete havoc on their marks. The longer contestants stay in the game, the more money they stand to make.
'100 Years of Beauty: How-To' (Cut.com): Based off the already successful YouTube series, this show offers a new how-to makeup and hairstyling series that teaches viewers how to create contemporary looks inspired by celebrated historical figures such as Frida Kahlo, Billie Holiday, and Imelda Marcos.
'LOGAN PAUL VS' (Studio71): Studio71 is bringing social media superstar Logan Paul to Watchable in a new series where he bravely takes on potential life-threatening challenges including wrestling a bear, Navy Seal training, bull riding, wilderness survival, and more.
'Would You Rather' (Cut.com): Which of two difficult choices would you choose if you had to? Narcolepsy or Insomnia? Being raised Muslim or Mormon? Surviving an AI uprising or a Zombie Apocalypse? This series explores thought-provoking dichotomies ranging from the realistically controversial to the hilariously hypothetical. Experts from relevant fields offer their unique perspectives to help viewers decide.
'Am I Doing This Right?' (BuzzFeed Motion Pictures): BuzzFeed's rising star and comedienne Kelsey Darragh will bring a new series to Watchable where she takes on the art of "adulting" or as previous generations called it, growing up.
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