Pluto TV, the OTT platfrom owned by Viacom, has announced that three channels from My5, Channel 5’s VoD platform, will launch on its service in the UK. My5 Crime, My5 Documentaries and My5 GPs: Behind Closed Doors will debut on Pluto TV effective immediately.
The move reciprocates last month’s launch of three Pluto TV channels on My5 – Pluto TV Drama, Pluto TV Movies and Pluto TV Food.
The My5 channels will bring a range of much loved Channel 5 content to Pluto TV, complementing its existing portfolio of high-end documentaries and true crime series. Meanwhile, GPs: Behind Closed Doors will be a channel dedicated to the popular returning series.
My5 Crime is Pluto TV’s new go-to channel detailing investigations of murder cases, drug busts and street violence in the UK. Highlights of the new crime channel include 5Spike’s Fights, Camera, Action and Police Interceptors, which features innovative techniques used by police to catch and convict culprits.
My5 Documentaries brings an array of factual entertainment ranging from Pompeii’s Final Hours: New Evidence unearthing the truth about the tragic fate of the Italian city, to Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson showcasing inspirational travel destinations, and Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty and Britain’s Bloody Crown uncovering the darkest secrets, deeds and conflicts of the UK’s past rulers.
Single series channel My5 GPs: Behind Closed Doors grants rare access to the daily stresses, strains and joy of health care professionals in Britain’s NHS. The insightful series is the only one in the UK to be filmed in a working GP surgery, with each episode covering one week of the day-to-day challenges of doctors, nurses and patients in a local surgery.
“We recognised our viewers’ curiosity about true crime, documentaries and behind-the-scenes looks at an early stage and implemented them with channels such as Pluto TV Crime”, commented Olivier Jollet, Managing Director Europe at Pluto TV. “The My5 additions, with beloved series like GPs: Behind Closed Doors and Police Interceptors now bring an even more intimate, humane perspective on the world and people around us to Pluto TV.”
Oli Thomas, VP, Digital, Viacom International Media Networks, UK, Northern and Eastern Europe added: “The launch of three My5 channels on Pluto TV extends the availability of strong performing Channel 5 content to new audiences in the OTT space. We’ve had great success with Pluto TV content on My5, currently accounting for 5 per cent of viewing to the platform just a month after launch.”