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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

Paramount+ adds 2.7m subs in Q3

Paramount Global has reported Q3 financial results to September 30th 2023, with strong growth in both DTC revenue and streaming subscribers. Bob Bakish, Paramount Global CEO, commented: “We continue to execute our strategy and prioritise prudent investment in streaming while maximising the earnings of our traditional business. In Q3, we successfully grew Direct- to-Consumer revenue […]

November 3, 2023

Top Gear channel expands reach on Pluto TV

Pluto TV and BBC Studios have announced the further roll-out of the Top Gear FAST channel on Pluto TV in the EMEA region. Already available on Pluto TV in Europe (Spain, Nordics) as well as in North America (US and Canada) the Top Gear FAST channel has now joined the Pluto TV line-up in Germany, […]

October 18, 2023

Research: 40% free streamers increased viewing in last year

Forty per cent of US adults that watch free TV streaming services such as YouTube, Pluto TV and Amazon Freevee reported an increase in time spent viewing the services compared with last year, two-thirds of which consequently decreased the time they watch other TV services, according to research from Aluma Insights, the CTV research firm. […]

October 11, 2023

Forecast: FAST revenues $17bn by 2029

Global FAST revenues for TV series and movies will reach $17 billion (€16.1bn) across 138 countries in 2029, up from $8 billion in 2023, according to the Global FAST Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. The US will contribute 38 per cent to the 2029 total, down from 56 per cent in 2023. […]

September 28, 2023

France: Pluto TV on Bouygues Telecom STBs

Pluto TV, the FAST TV service, has announced its launch on Bouygues Telecom STBs in France. The Pluto TV app is now available on the Miami, Bbox 4K and Bbox 4K HDR set-top-boxes, offering the French public free access to over 100 curated channels. This partnership is the first of its kind with a telecommunications […]

September 28, 2023

Extreme Sports Channel to air NJPW’s Destruction in Kobe

Extreme Sports Channel UK will exclusively broadcast New Japan Pro Wrestling’s (NJPW) Destruction in Kobe 2023 on September 29th, just five days after the live event. NJPW’s Destruction series began in 2007, now taking place multiple times per year across various locations in Japan. Destruction in Kobe will host some of the world’s most renowned […]

September 25, 2023