Plex hires three including former Pluto TV head of ad sales

Streaming media company Plex has announced a trio of executive hires as it continues to develop its business as a FAST platform operator. The company, which initially built a reputation as a platform for consumers to operate their own media servers, has in recent years branched out into free ad-supported TV. It now offers almost […]

Qwest TV launches on Plex

Qwest TV, the music video streamer co-founded by Quincy Jones, is teaming up with Plex, the free entertainment streaming service to provide access to its content. Plex will be the first device-agnostic way to access Qwest TV’s curated channels in the USA.  The move means that Qwest TV’s linear channels now reach more than 149 million viewers […]

Plex adds US$50 million in funding to boost AVOD business

Streaming media platform Plex has raised more than US$50 million in Series C financing from existing investor Intercap, the company has said. The financing includes approximately US$15 million in new capital for Plex, with the remainder of the funds used to purchase shares and options from employees and shareholders.  The company said that this new […]

Plex teams with Atari for retro game streaming offer

Media app Plex has launched a new cloud gaming subscription. The service, which built up its reputation as one of the more elegant solutions for organising a user’s personal media library, has branched out in recent times with a focus on free ad-supported TV (FAST) via more than 80 live linear channels. Now the company […]

Plex expands AVOD offering with launch of 80+ live channels

Media streaming platform Plex has made its biggest move into competing with the likes of Tubi and Pluto TV with the launch of a live TV service.  Plex established itself as a media player and organiser for users’ own content libraries, but has quietly expanded with ad-supported movie and TV content in deals with the […]

Endemol Shine moves further into D2C with Plex deal

Endemol Shine Group’s push into the direct-to-consumer market is being further accelerated by a multi-territory deal struck with Plex that will see shows ranging from Gracepoint and Peaky Blinders to MasterChef becoming available on the media player around the world. The agreement will see dramas such as McLeod’s Daughters and Our Girl becoming accessible via Plex across the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, […]

Plex expands ad-supported offer with Lionsgate deal

Media library platform Plex has bolstered its upcoming AVOD service by signing a deal with Lionsgate. The announcement follows the signing of a similar deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, though the key difference here is that the Lionsgate deal is for worldwide streaming while the Warner content will be limited to the US. […]

Plex signs AVOD deal with Warner Bros. 

Media library platform Plex has signed a deal with Warner Bros. to add an on-demand library of ad-supported movies and TV series. While it does have some web content, such as music streamer Tidal and some live TV options, Plex has primarily established its reputation as a ‘Netflix for your media library’, allowing users to […]

Plex buys news streaming service Watchup

US-based media player service Plex has acquired streaming news service Watchup. In a blog post announcing the deal, Plex said that it aimed to offer news “in a holistic manner” as part of its service, following the launch of its new Plex DVR a few months ago. “Why Watchup? Well, they have a super talented […]