Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has launched four new channels on the Paramount-owned FAST service Pluto TV, as part of a multi-territory agreement. Viewers based in Spain, Italy, and the UK, can now watch a SPT channel dedicated to the sit com Married with Children. In Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, viewers can access a channel streaming episodes of 80’s hit sit com Who’s the Boss. A channel dedicated to The Nanny has launched on Pluto TV in the UK and Spain, while another channel dedicated to The Jeffersons has launched in Italy.
Paul Edwards, VP of Content at Pluto TV International, said: “Sony Pictures Television has been a valuable partner and we are proud to expand our relationship beyond Latin America to Europe and the UK. Pluto TV is committed to bringing unique content to our audiences worldwide, through valuable partners and carefully curated channels that offer the best of traditional TV and streaming.”
Ian Durndell, EVP of Digital Distribution and Direct-to-Consumer, SPT, commented: “It is fantastic to work with Pluto TV and reach audiences for some of SPT’s most popular classic shows through Pluto’s new channel outlets across the UK and Europe. SPT has a veritable wealth and variety of titles in our extensive film and television catalogue – from comedy and drama, to action and romance, there really is something for everybody. It is always wonderful to explore innovative opportunities to bring fan-favourite shows to a whole new audience on AVOD and FAST channels.”
Earlier this year, A+E Networks launched two channels on Pluto TV in the UK: a true-crime channel called Inside Crime UK, and Mystery TV, a channel dedicated to exploring the world of the supernatural, including “aliens, UFOs, and government secrets.”
The FAST service is expected to launch in Canada later this year, with an offering of more than 100 curated channels and over 20,000 hours of content.