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Pluto TV launches Monster Jam FAST channel

The Monster Jam channel is now live on Pluto TV in the UK, US, Canada, France, Spain, Italy and the Nordics with planned launches in Latin America and Brazil later this year. Viewers will be able to relive Monster Jam World Finals II and III, where Tom Meents swept both the Racing and Freestyle competitions, […]

April 5, 2024

Paramount+ profit surprise

Paramount Global has reported revenues down YoY in Q4, but the studio saw notable streaming gains. Paramount+ reached 67.5 million subscribers during the quarter, a net increase of 4.1 million, and recorded 69 per cent revenue growth YoY. The company said it expects to achieve profitability for the SVoD service by 2025. Subscription revenue grew […]

February 29, 2024

Jack Hanna Channel launches on Pluto TV

Hearst Media Production Group (HMPG), a producer and distributor of wildlife programming, has announced the launch of its FAST channel The Jack Hanna Channel on Pluto TV. The announcement follows HMPG’s recent acquisition of the library of TV series hosted by the legendary wildlife ambassador. The purchase added nearly 400 episodes of the series Jack […]

February 14, 2024

Pluto TV adds more NBCU FAST channels in US

NBCUniversal has announced new FAST content offerings featuring entertainment, news, sports and true crime programming from its television and streaming portfolio and the NBCU Global TV Distribution library launching on Pluto TV in the US Beginning immediately and rolling out through the month will be past seasons of popular reality series including The Real Housewives […]

February 6, 2024

StarTalk TV on Pluto TV

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s media network, StarTalk, has announced the launch of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk TV on Pluto TV, the free streaming television service. StarTalk teamed with global creator company Jellysmack, develop its first live linear channel, which fuses science with pop culture and humour – 24/7. StarTalk TV showcases the expertise of renowned astrophysicist […]

February 6, 2024

Italy: VH1 finds new home on Pluto TV

Music channel VH1 Italia is bidding farewell to Italian TV, shuttering its terrestrial broadcasts on DTT, Sky Italia, and Tivusat platforms on January 7th. Originally launched by Sky Italia in 2007, the channel dedicated to past and present hits aired on the pay-TV DTH platform until 2010, before returning, this time on DTT, in 2016 […]

January 5, 2024From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Pluto TV marks 1 year in Canada

On December 1st, Pluto TV, the ad-supported streaming television, celebrated its one-year anniversary in Canada as the largest FAST platform in the country pacing at over 1 billion total viewing minutes (TVMs) monthly. Since entering the Canadian market, Pluto TV in Canada has added over 50 new full-time channels, is available across 11 distribution partners, […]

December 8, 2023

Paramount Streaming promotes Grossman, Kuessner

Paramount Global’s streaming division has promoted two content executives to new leadership positions: Jeff Grossman will now take the role EVP of programming for Paramount+ and Amy Kuessner (pictured) will be EVP of programming for Pluto TV. Grossman will oversee content strategy for Paramount+ globally. He most recently was EVP of content and business operations […]

November 29, 2023

Allseasons Kite Movie on Extreme Sports Channel

Allseasons Kite Movie, a film showcasing a fully rounded, eclectic and in depth view of kitesurfing, is set to make its global television debut on the Extreme Sports Channel on December 3rd. This full-length movie, co-financed by the Polish National Foundation, gives a full spectrum account of kitesurfing styles, taking place in all seasons all around […]

November 27, 2023

Report: Top 5 US FAST channels drive 20% consumption

Research from Omdia has revealed that Free Ad-Supported Television (FAST)’s growth in the US is being powered by a small number of players with the top five channels accounting for more than 20 per cent of monthly consumption. Sharing insights at the annual Media & Leaders Entertainment Summit on November 7th in London, Omdia Senior […]

November 8, 2023By Colin Mann