Pluto TV has ramped up its film offering in the UK with the addition of Pluto TV Indies – a new home for festival circuit highlights and arthouse gems. The channel joins an already existing line-up of dedicated curated film channels such as Pluto TV Movies and Pluto TV Romance as well as the branded channel The Asylum in the UK.
The initial offer includes award winners and festival darlings such as 2014 Berlinale Competition Selection Two Men in Town, directed by Rachid Bouchareb, starring Forest Whitaker and Harvey Keitel as well as 2007 Berlinale Panorama Selection Fay Grim, directed by Hal Hartley, starring Parker Posey and Jeff Goldblum. The channel creates a home for feature films from world-renowned auteurs, award-winning and nominated independent films, classic cinema, and documentaries.
“We are thrilled to partner with Pluto TV in the UK. The linear and thematic channels are an exciting new film consumption model and we at Signature, across all genres of our output, see Pluto TV as a key partner going forward,” said Jon Bourdillon, Chief Operating Officer Signature Entertainment. “The prospect of putting a more diverse line-up of films into the spotlight of prime time is a chance for creative works with lesser marketing budgets to reach out to a broader audience. Rachid Bouchareb’s work Two Men in Town is a great example for that. A wonderful and award-winning film, that is now finding a new place to shine and touch audiences.”
“At Pluto TV we are devoted to developing the right environment for quality content. Independent films create worlds filled with boundless energy, provocative exploration, and unencumbered narratives, but often their reach to a wider audience is limited, while film enthusiasts struggle to find offerings customised to their preferences,” added Olivier Jollet, Managing Director Europe at Pluto TV. “With our curated channels we are opening unknown doors to clear-cut niches. The linear model allows viewers to switch on a channel apt to their mood. This gives content creators an opportunity to showcase their work, as viewers decide by interest rather than names. We are working hard on creating additional offerings and environments for cineastes, with an additional channel committed to world cinema planned for Q2 of this year.”