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GoTraveler Joins Forces with VIZIO

(Last Updated On: February 3, 2022)

GoTraveler, an OTT app and linear channel with the world’s largest collection of professionally produced travel shows and series, announced today that some of their top-rated shows are now included in the on demand programming available on VIZIO’s (NYSE: VZIO) WatchFree+ streaming service. Now millions of SmartCast users can access on demand titles like Anthony Bourdain A Cook’s Tour, Under the Pole, and Mexico One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless.

From world-renowned Chicago chef, Rick Bayless, who just opened his first New York restaurant this fall, Tortazo, comes the acclaimed series, Mexico One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless, that aired on PBS. Bayless has been spending over 30 years exploring and creating Mexican cuisine. In his series, he brings to life the foods, the flavors, the stories, and the fun of Mexico. Highlights in his series include a Tijuana Taco Crawl, a delicious feast in Magdalena Bay, interviews with top chefs including a round table discussing the birthplace of the Caesar salad, and tours of the Finca Las Nieves Coffee Plantation.

GoTraveler’s offering include series featuring Chicago celebrity chef Rick Bayless

“As a Chicago distribution and acquisition company, it opens so many opportunities for us not only globally but also locally, to meet talented chefs and travel experts. We were fortunate to connect with Rick Bayless, who owns Frontera Grill, which is down the street from our office,” shared Amanda Elliott, Director of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships for GoTraveler. “GoTraveler is excited to partner with Rick Bayless this year and bring his content to more places, especially VIZIO’s audience through WatchFree+.”

Here’s a quick look at the beloved Rick Bayless series…

Other shows include Under the Pole, where a family goes on an adventure that reaches new depths. The beautifully shot series, gives viewers an inside look a team of sailors, scientists, photographers, researchers, doctors, and experienced divers on two polar expeditions to explore the hidden faces of the Arctic and the cold depths of Greenland’s fjords. Some highlights include scientifically exploring climate change above and beneath ice sheets, setting new records for diving within Arctic waters, and embarking on an expedition through the Northwest Passage to discover the first biofluorescent Arctic species.

With this addition, SmartCast users can now access hundreds of existing WatchFree+ live streaming channels, as well as thousands of on demand titles, with no subscriptions, logins, or devices required for unlimited viewing.

Anthony Bourdain’s A Cook’s Tour also highlights the GoTraveler offerings…

GoTraveler is available for free as an app and linear channel on Smart TV’s and apps as well as on connected TVs including Roku and Fire TV. It now has limited series streaming for free on WatchFree+.

WatchFree+ is a free streaming service available to SmartCast users with no logins, subscriptions or fees required.  It is now available on all VIZIO SmartCast TVs. Click here to learn more.

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