Pluto TV taps Blue Ant for 650 hours of content

Global distribution group Blue Ant International has licensed more than 650 hours of programming to Pluto TV, the ViacomCBS-owned free streaming service. Beginning this month, Pluto TV’s audiences will have access to programming from Blue Ant International’s factual entertainment, specialist factual and high-impact documentaries. The programming will be available on the Pluto TV’s live, linear channels […]

PlutoTV expands LG partnership in Europe

ViacomCBS’s ad-supported streaming service Pluto TV has agreed a deal with LG Electronics to expand their partnership in Europe. The new deal will see LG TV owners in select European markets gain access to the service – so long as their set is produced after 2016 and running webOS. The Pluto TV app had already […]

Pluto TV launches seven new channels in the UK

ViacomCBS Networks UK has boosted its AVOD service Pluto TV in the UK with the launch of seven new channels. The streamer has announced distribution deals with All3Media International, FilmRise, Tastemade and Motorvision to bring more than 800 additional hours of content to the platform. Most of the channels are based around a single series. […]

Pluto TV France strikes deal with Mediawan, adds 10 channels

ViacomCBS-owned AVOD service Pluto TV is to add 10 new channels to its French offering, with 1,000 hours of programming and 150 movies from media company Mediawan’s catalogue. The new channels will add to Pluto TV’s existing French offering of over 45 channels. The service has set an objective of offering 100 channels by the […]

Finecast announces partnerships with four operators including Pluto TV and Roku

Addressable TV provider Finecast has revealed partnerships with a handful of high-profile platform operators in the UK. The company has announced deals with four new supply partners: Roku, Rakuten, Pluto TV and YuppTV. Finecast said that these supply partnerships will enable advertisers to reach and measure audiences at scale across all major consumer screens. All […]

VCNI buys Chilevisión in LATAM push

ViacomCBS has agreed a deal to buy WarnerMedia-owned Chilevisión as it expands its reach into Latin America. As part of an ongoing push into streaming, ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) said that the acquisition will add a new premium content library and pipeline “to fuel the increasing demand for Spanish language content.” VCNI launched AVOD service […]

BET goes all-digital in UK with My5 shift

ViacomCBS has announced the shift of black entertainment network BET to My5, making the BVOD service the official home of the channel in the UK.  BET content has been on My5 since 2018 and the brand has had five consecutive quarters of YoY growth on the BVOD. The media giant also announced that it will […]

ViacomCBS looks to raise US$3 billion to fuel streaming push

ViacomCBS has unveiled plans to raise US$3 billion from a new share offering to fund its expansion plans in streaming. The US media giant has issued two tranches of shares to investors – $2bn of Class B and a further US$1 billion of Series A – and said it intends “to use the combined net […]

ViacomCBS launches BET in Brazil via AVOD Pluto TV

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) is rolling out its Black audience-focused network BET in Brazil via AVOD service Pluto TV. BET will debut on 26 March as a 24/7 channel, featuring an array of shows from its US sibling such as Being Mary Jane, Real Husbands Of Hollywood, American Soul, Boomerang, and Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living. VCNI said more content would […]

Fox AVOD Tubi to produce original programming

Fox Entertainment’s AVOD streamer Tubi is moving into original programming, with reports suggesting that up to $4m per episode could be available. Tubi, which was acquired by Fox for $440m in April 2020, has to date offered library content to US viewers with shows such as the broadcast network’s The Masked Singer being made available. It has also […]

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