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OTT platforms to benefit from CBS/Viacom merger “in the very near future”

The OTT platforms of ViacomCBS will see a boost from the just-concluded merger “quite soon”, the company’s top execs have confirmed. Speaking on a conference call, CBS chairman and CEO Joe Ianniello identified direct-to-consumer streaming as one of the company’s key pillars of growth, and said that the breadth of content made available by the […]

Viacom sees big uplift in Pluto TV users as it eyes international expansion

Viacom’s AVOD business Pluto TV saw its monthly user base rise by 50% between Viacom’s acquisition of the business in January and the end of July, ending that month with 18 million active users. News of Pluto’s progress was revealed as Viacom posted solid fisca Q3 numbers on the back of a recovery in its […]

PlutoTV launches three My5 channels in UK

AVOD streamer Pluto TV is to launch three UK channels using content from the VOD platform of its Viacom stablemate Channel 5, focusing on crime, documentary and medical programming. Pluto TV, which was acquired by Viacom for $340m six months ago, will launch My5 Crime, My5 Documentaries and My5 GPs: Behind Closed Doors channels on its […]

Pluto launches pop-up channels in Germany and Austria

Viacom-owned AVOD Pluto has announced the launch of three new pop-up channels in Germany and Austria. The channels will be entirely dedicated to one show each, showcasing Viacom’s entertainment brand portfolio. The first will be a channel dedicated to Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary, while the other two will air MTV […]

Pluto TV targets Hispanic market with Pluto TV Latino

Viacom-owned Pluto TV has launched Pluto TV Latino in what the company says is the biggest collection of Hispanic programming ever offered for free. The free-to-view AVOD is made up of 11 linear channels and over 2,000 hours of programming in Spanish and Portugese, and is designed to cater to the “underserved” hispanic market.  The […]

Pluto TV launches on My5

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has confirmed the launch of three Pluto TV channels on Channel 5’s video-on-demand platform in the UK. The launch of the channels on My5, news of which was reported by Digital TV Europefrom the Variety TV Summit in Londonearlier this month, marks the first collaboration between the two Viacom-owned AVOD […]

Viacom adds Pluto TV to Comcast Xfinity X1 set-tops

Viacom has continued the rapid expansion of its Pluto TV OTT platform with the launch of availability on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 set top boxes. Pluto TV was already available to Comcast’s internet-only customers subscribed to the Xfinity Flex service. This launch will see Pluto TV accessible to millions more customers. “The launch of Pluto TV […]

Doctor Who and Antiques Roadshow channels land on Pluto TV

Following the signing of a distribution deal with the BBC earlier this year, Viacom’s Pluto TV has announced the launch of two new popup channels. The first is dedicated to classic episodes of the cult sci-fi series Doctor Who, while the second channel is solely dedicated to Antiques Roadshow. Both channels are for the US […]

Pluto TV to launch on Cox Contour and Contour Stream Player

Viacom-owned Pluto TV and US Telco Cox Communications have announced that the streaming platform is to launch on Cox Contour. In a statement made on June 4, it was confirmed that the Pluto TV app will be made available to Contour and Contour Stream Player customers. Tom Ryan, CEO and co-founder of Pluto TV said: […]

Pluto TV expands European offering

Pluto TV has strengthened its European offering by making its app available on Amazon Fire TV devices and Amazon Fire Tablets in the UK, Germany and Austria. The app is available from today. Pluto TV, which was acquired by Viacom earlier this year, was previously only available on Roku and Now TV devices. The company […]

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