tidal relaunch

Tidal is expanding beyond music with a pair of new TV shows set to debut on the streaming service. The company, which was recently purchased and re-launched by Jay Z, had previously focused on songs and music videos.

First up is No Small Talk, an unscripted series focused on lesser known comedians. Each episode will showcase three comics performing at the Comedy Cellar in New York. It should be available on Tidal right now, though you'll need a paid subscription or a free trial to view it.

In January, the company will release the second season of Money & Violence, which originally launched on YouTube. The new episodes will be exclusive to Tidal for one week. After that you'll be able to find them elsewhere.

According to Tim Riley, Tidal's senior chief of artist and label relations, the goal with these new shows is to keep current subscribers happy. "If someone is paying for Tidal, we want that to be the best experience they can have," he told Variety.

Moving forward the company also plans to launch a few more shows, including one focused on new musicians and several related to sports.