Viacom’s Pluto TV signs content licensing deal with BBC Studios

Viacom’s Inc Pluto TV has entered into a new content licensing deal with BBC Studios.

Reports said that the deal includes about 700 content hours featuring approximately 1,000 episodes including Doctor Who, Robin Hood, Antiques Roadshow, Primeval, Being Erica and Bedlam.

Pluto TV will launch two channels for “Doctor Who,” with more than 200 episodes, and “Antiques Roadshow,” with more than 300, with new content.

BBC Studios content will launch on Pluto TV in May of 2019.

Viacom has acquired Pluto TV, the free ad-supported streaming service, for $340 mn in cash. The acquisition, will advance Viacom’s strategic priorities across multiple touchpoints, while solidifying Pluto TV’s leadership in the domestic free streaming video market and accelerating its growth globally.

Pluto TV is an Internet-based TV platform owned by Viacom. Founded in 2013, Pluto TV streams more than 100 channels and thousands of hours of on-demand content spanning television and movies, sports, news, lifestyle, comedy, cartoons, gaming and trending digital series.

Recently, Discovery, Inc. and BBC Studios announce a series of agreements, reigniting their historic relationship with a multi-million pound global content partnership spanning a library of premium factual series to power a new global streaming service.

 

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