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LG Channels debuts new “Showcase” content stream

Promotional slate for LG Channels Showcase
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LG Channels, the free, ad-supported streaming television (FAST) platform built in to the electronic maker’s smart TVs, has launched a new content stream that curates a selection of shows and movies that are exclusive to the service.

The portal, called LG Channels Showcase, will feature a rotating catalog of titles from Amazon MGM Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Shout! Studios, Lionsgate and others, the company said in a statement this week.

In July, LG Channels Showcase will offer free access to blockbuster movies like “Tomb Raider,” “Hercules” (Paramount Pictures version), “Red Dawn,” “Big Eyes,” “Thelma & Louise,” “The Terminator,” “Pompeii,” “Mystic Pizza,” “The Lucky Ones,” “Windtalkers,” “But I’m A Cheerleader” and “Sophie’s Choice.”

Shows that will stream through LG Channels Showcase include the company’s own original docuseries “LG Presents: The Rivalries,” which features rival match-ups from NCAA Division II and Division III sports. Another original, called “Taste of Tennessee,” will also stream in rotation on the channel.

LG Channels is available across all modern LG smart TVs shipped on or after 2016. A dedicated button on most LG smart TVs gives viewers direct access to LG Channels, which includes other FAST channels like Moviesphere by Lionsgate, LiveNow from Fox, Bounce XL, Scripps News, Ion and Fox Weather.

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