Vevo partners Plex as it expands global streaming presence

Leading music video network Vevo is partnering with free global streaming platform, Plex, to launch a slate of streaming channels featuring 24/7 linear programming of premium music videos. The partnership will bring Vevo content to users in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, and Mexico. “Vevo’s music video expertise and […]

Rakuten TV brings 91 channels to Plex

VOD platform operator Rakuten TV is bringing dozens of channels to streaming platform Plex. Rakuten TV has announced that 91 linear channels will be available on the Plex platform in Spain, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. The offer will include Rakuten TV thematic Film Channels, covering various […]

Plex picks Magnite and SpringServe for ad tech

Ad-supported streaming media platform Plex has signed up Magnite as its preferred SSP and SpringServe as its primary ad server. Magnite said that its dedicated CTV platform provides greater access to premium inventory and technology that improves the ad experience in a full-screen video environment. SpringServe meanwhile said that its video ad serving capabilities provide […]

Plex hires Facebook alum as head of growth 

Streaming media platform Plex has announced the hire of former Facebook director Manish Gupta as its new VP of growth. Gupta, a Fortune 50 growth expert, will be tasked with driving user growth and retention at Plex. The exec joins from Facebook/Meta, and has previously served at Twitter, Google, eBay and Paypal.  Plex reaches users […]

Plex at 200 FTA channels

Streaming media Plex has reached a milestone of 200 free-to-stream live TV channels. While initially making its name as a robust platform for consumers’ media libraries, Plex has quietly developed into a major player in free ad-supported television (FAST), with more than 200 live channels available in 193 countries. Since launching its FAST business in […]

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 […]