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CBS All Access and Showtime reach collective 10 million subs for ViacomCBS

ViacomCBS’s premium streaming services – CBS All Access and Showtime – have reached a collective 10 million subscribers, the company has said.  Speaking at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, CBS Interactive CEO and ViacomCBS chief digital officer Marc DeBevoise confirmed the milestone, and said that the broadcaster is “in a great position to […]

Comcast reportedly in talks to acquire streaming service Xumo

Comcast is in talks to acquire advertising-based streaming service Xumo, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The reported talks come ahead of Comcast’s planned launch of its own streaming service, Peacock, in April. AVOD service Xumo allows content partners to sell their own ads on the service as well as providing advertising […]

Pluto TV continues to build with six new channel launches

ViacomCBS’s AVOD streamer Pluto TV has announced the launch of six new channels in the UK.  These additions take the number of channels to almost 80, up from under 30 at the beginning of the year prior to Viacom’s $340 million takeover in January. The channels are: Pluto TV Action; Pluto TV Sci-Fi; Pluto TV […]

Pluto launches Christmas pop-ups

Viacom-owned AVOD service Pluto TV has announced the launch of four new pop-up channels for the festive season.  The channels, available through the Pluto app, are Pluto TV Christmas, Pluto TV Mistletoe, Fireplace and Holiday Lights. Pluto TV Christmas features family-friendly movies and specials such as Scrooge, Cat in the Hat and Christmas In Wonderland. […]

CBS launches three channels on Pluto TV

Viacom’s Pluto TV has added three new channels from its soon-to-be partner CBS. The channels are ET Live, CBSN New York and CBSN Los Angeles. ET Live is a 24-hour digital version of the entertainment television newsmagazine Entertainment Tonight that features entertainment news, celebrity interviews, features, and behind-the-scenes footage; while the other two channels are […]

Vevo launches on Pluto TV

Music video platform Vevo has signed a deal with Viacom to launch genre-curated linear channels on the ad-supported streamer Pluto TV. In total, 10 channels will launch under the Vevo banner, featuring official music videos and original content. The first, Vevo POP launches today. Pluto TV, acquired earlier in 2019 by Viacom for US$340 million, […]

Pluto launches Degrassi pop-up in US and UK

Viacom’s Pluto TV AVOD has launched a pop-up channel dedicated to iconic Canadian teen drama Degrassi. Degrassi is the longest running drama franchise in the country’s history, and launched the careers of rapper Drake and TVD-Actress Nina Dobrev.  The pop-up channel will play host to hundreds of episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation (which ran […]

Pluto TV launches on Android

Viacom’s Pluto TV has announced a major expansion to Android devices. The free-to-view streamer is now available through the Google Play Store in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK. The news follows a similar announcement from earlier this month that saw the AVOD added to Apple’s iOS. Users will have slightly different content offers based […]

Pluto adds seven new Viacom channels

Viacom has further bolstered its Pluto TV AVOD with seven new channels. The most noteworthy of these channels is one solely dedicated to VH1’s popular series RuPaul’s Drag Race, which is made up of episodes from the show’s first five seasons. There are also channels dedicated to other VH1 series Love & Hip Hop and […]

Pluto TV launches classic NFL channel

ViacomCBS’s Pluto TV has announced a partnership with the National Football League (NFL) to launch a new channel.  The NFL Channel is designed to celebrate “the NFL’s iconic and classic moments spanning over a decade of past seasons” and launches to complement the NFL’s 100th season.  More specifically, the ad-supported channel will be a curated […]

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