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ViacomCBS to replace CBS All Access with international ‘House of Brands’ streamer as stock tumbles following ‘transitional’ Q4

ViacomCBS will launch a new streaming service as a ‘House of Brands’ that expands upon CBS All Access. Presenting its first quarterly results since completing the merger of Viacom and CBS, the company is putting its weight behind streaming. The company’s presentation said that it will “take a differentiated approach that builds on ViacomCBS’ unique […]

BeIN Sports Xtra lands on Pluto

Free-to-air channel beIN Sports Xtra has launched on ViacomCBS’s Pluto TV in the US.  The channel initially launched in November 2019 on the Roku Channel, utilising beIN’s existing English and Spanish feed to drive awareness of the brand and content “that would otherwise be crowded out of the live premiere window given the extensive rights […]

ViacomCBS ‘working on plan’ for new combined streaming service

ViacomCBS is working on a plan to combine existing streaming offerings including CBS All Access into a new premium service with advertising, according to a report by CNBC. According to the news service, citing unnamed sources, the new service is likely to be built around premium SVOD offering CBS All Access but will also include […]

Pluto TV strikes deal to bring dedicated button to Hisense TVs

ViacomCBS-owned AVOD streaming outfit Pluto TV has struck a deal with Vidaa International, a subsidiary of television manufacturer Hisense, to bring the Pluto TV platform to Hisense’s new Vidaa platform across the US, Europe and Latin America, free of charge. From the spring, Pluto TV will be integrated into the new Vidaa platform, while new […]

VCNI expands AVOD Pluto TV to Latin America

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has announced the launch of AVOD Pluto TV in Latin America with a wide range of content in Spanish and Portuguese.  The free-to-view service will be made available in the region at the end of March, the company has confirmed. Users will be able to view the service via cable operator […]

Pluto TV launches two British channels

ViacomCBS-owned AVOD Pluto TV has announced the launch of two new channels dedicated to UK productions. The first, Pluto TV Made in Britain, will be a 24/7 channel which will showcase a range of TV series and films which are centred around British popular celebrities, athletes and criminals. Titles on the channel include Harry & […]

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. […]