Viacom is launching 14 free channels in the United States on its newly owned Pluto TV service on May 1, 2019.
These new offer include BET, MTV, Comedy Central, Spike, Nick, and Nick Jr. These are not live linear channels but rather collections of on-demand content owned by these channels. All programming will be ad-supported and is available free to view. Pluto TV has more than 15 million monthly active users, according to Viacom.
“We’re excited to return to the NewFronts after a year of rapid digital acceleration and momentum across the leading social and online video platforms,” said Kelly Day, president of Viacom Digital Studios.
“Our remarkable growth continues to be driven by an investment in premium original programming and experiences that engage our young, diverse audiences on the platforms they love most, presenting an unprecedented opportunity for our advertising partners to join the conversation.”
“We are thrilled to expand the Pluto TV offering with the addition of Viacom’s world-class channel brands and iconic programming. This is a major step forward in our mission of entertaining the planet,” Pluto co-founder and CEO Tom Ryan said.
Here are the channels Pluto TV is adding this week: BET Pluto TV, Comedy Central Pluto TV, MTV Pluto TV, Nick Pluto TV, Nick Jr. Pluto TV, Spike Pluto TV, CMT Westerns, MTV Dating, Comedy Central Stand-Up, MTV Guy Code, MTV Teen, Paramount Movie Channel, Spike Outdoors, and MTV’s The Hills as a Pop-Up Channel presenting binge-worthy series, in marathon-style airings.