Today, People and Entertainment Weekly, two media houses owned by Time Inc. have launched an ad-supported video streaming platform service called the People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). The free service will be available on People’s website, Mobile Apps, Smart TVs including Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, Chromecast, and more.
The service is available to consume Live and on-demand and will feature celebrity, pop culture, lifestyle-oriented and human interest content. Having planned 300 hours of new programming, the service will have 14 new shows for this year including Children of 9/11: 15 Years Later; Bingeworthy, The Jess Cagle Interview, and the Emmy Awards on Sundays. PEN will air a 60-second ad pod comprising on two commercials every eight minutes.