Pluto TV, ViacomCBS’s free, ad-supported television service, looks to be ahead of financial projections as it closes in on $1 billion in annual ad revenue. ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish, speaking Monday at an Evercore investor conference, said that, on a run rate basis, Pluto TV is on track to exceed $1 billion in total ad revenue during the fourth quarter.
International news network Euronews has signed a global partnership with free streaming television service Pluto TV that started with the U.S. launch of Euronews’ Spanish language edition on May 5. Euronews in Spanish’s addition to the platform comes as Pluto TV unveils Pluto TV en español, an update and expansion of its pioneering US Hispanic category. With more […]
Pluto TV, the free streaming television service, is now the exclusive free streaming home to the Daytime Emmy-winning The Dr. Oz Show. The launch of the new dedicated channel, “Dr. Oz”, will feature 100 episodes with 30 new episodes being added into the rotation each month from different seasons of the long-running show. Currently in its 12th […]
Pluto TV and Verizon have activated their game-changing distribution partnership and revealed new programming details. Starting today, 100,000-plus hours of free, ad-supported programming on ViacomCBS-owned Pluto are available to Verizon customers. The service will come in the form of an app on Android mobile devices and pre-installed on Fios cable boxes and Stream TV and 5G Amazon Home Fire devices.
ViacomCBS next week will add a tranche of 40 shows from CBS and Comedy Central to its free, ad-supported Pluto TV streaming service. The slate of library titles, including mainstays like Survivor, CSI: Miami, Star Trek: The Next Generation and the first 10 seasons of South Park, will give Pluto more than 100,000 unique hours of programming.
The live, free-to-consumer linear sports network Fubo Sports Network today debuted on the Pluto TV free streaming television service. Sports fans can catch all of Fubo Sports Network’s event coverage, news, behind-the-scenes and exclusive programming for free on Pluto TV. The launch makes Fubo Sports Network available on more than 75 million devices through a […]
Verizon and ViacomCBS have struck a deal for the latter’s fast-growing AVOD property, Pluto TV, to bundled across Verizon’s 116 million wireless, 4 million video, and 6 million broadband customers in the U.S.
ViacomCBS Inc.’s Pluto TV is launching an ad campaign to attract viewers as the competition in free and ad-supported streaming TV intensifies. Pluto TV said the campaign is the first step in a plan to spend $30 million this year on advertising.
Facing heightened competition in ad-supported streaming video, ViacomCBS-owned Pluto TV has launched a new branding campaign — its biggest to date — with plans to spend $30 million on the effort in 2020.
Free streaming TV service Pluto TV, a ViacomCBS company, today with Vidaa International, a subsidiary of Hisense, the third-largest television manufacturer in the world, announced a multi-year global pact bringing Pluto TV’s platform of more than 250 live, linear, thematically-curated and branded partner channels onto Hisense’s new Vidaa platform across the United States, Europe and […]
Vevo, an all-premium music video platform, today made its catalog of music videos available through genre-curated linear channels on Pluto TV. Vevo will roll out 10 all-new channels featuring official music videos, original content and more with Vevo POP launching first on Nov. 12 with more genre-curated music experiences to follow, including a special “Holiday-themed” […]
As the mega-corporations swoop in, smaller streaming services such as Tubi, Pluto TV and Crunchyroll find a way to compete.
ViacomCBS-owned AVOD platform Pluto TV has partnered with the NFL to create a new free-to-consumer channel that will stretch the league’s brand out even further. The NFL Channel will “celebrate seasons past” with season recaps, classic games and archival episodes of Hard Knocks.
Free streaming service Pluto TV on Monday launched a suite of linear channels aimed at Hispanic Americas. Pluto TV Latino features 11 Spanish- and Portuguese-language channels with programming in a variety of genres including movies, comedy, music, crime reality sports and telenovelas.
Pluto TV, the free streaming television platform will launch on Cox Communications’ Cox Contour. The Pluto TV app will soon be available to Contour and Contour Stream Player customers, providing access to more than 100 channels and thousands of hours of on-demand content spanning blockbuster movies, popular television series, sports, news, general entertainment, lifestyle, comedy, cartoons, […]
Major League Soccer (MLS) and Pluto TV, the free streaming television service, today announced the launch of the league’s channel on Pluto TV (ch. 203). “Major League Soccer’s agreement with Pluto TV offers fans a new way to experience the game and interact with our high-quality content,” said MLS SVP of Media Chris Schlosser. “Major […]
Viacom has closed its $340 million acquisition of free, ad-supported streaming service Pluto TV. The acquisition, which raised eyebrows for its pricetag when it was announced in January, advances Viacom’s plan to focus on advertising as it invests in streaming. That’s the opposite approach from media peers like Disney, CBS and WarnerMedia.
Viacom’s $340 million bet on Pluto TV signals that the programming giant sees a bright future in free, ad-supported streaming. The move also speaks to a grander strategy as Viacom looks to stake its claim in a growing direct-to-consumer marketplace that has lured in just about every media company across the sector.
Following the free internet television service’s Series B announcement on Wednesday, Pluto TV is now valued at $140 million — a fivefold increase from its first round two years ago. The ad-supported service now has more than 5 million monthly active users, along with backing from Scripps Networks, German media giant ProSiebenSat.1 and others.
Ken Parks, the former Spotify content boss who ventured into the streaming TV field, appears to be carving something of a niche for his Pluto TV. Parks says the company now counts 4 million monthly active users.