Pluto TV and CBS Interactive announced three additional channels are launching on the leading free streaming television service.
Pluto TV viewers now have access to live news, updates, analysis, and reporting from the leading entertainment news brand – ET Live and live local news streams from CBSN New York and CBSN Los Angeles. These new additions join existing CBS Interactive properties and longstanding Pluto TV media partnersCBSN and CNET.
“CBS Interactive has long been an integral partner for Pluto TV. We are excited to continue to grow this relationship and extend new value to the Pluto TV audience together,” said Jeff Shultz, EVP and Chief Business Officer, Pluto TV.
“In addition to our previously launched CBSN and CNET channels on Pluto TV, we’re thrilled to be bringing more of our ad-supported streaming channels to the platform with today’s launch of our entertainment news channel, ET Live, and CBSN’s local news channels for New York and Los Angeles,” said Sarah Jeon, EVP Business Development, CBS Interactive.
ET Live is a 24/7 streaming network dedicated to all things entertainment. ET Live taps into the legacy of Entertainment Tonights’s brand to deliver 24/7 programming covering the latest developing entertainment stories, breaking news, celebrity interviews, features, and behind-the-scenes and red-carpet coverage, as well as celebrity fashion, beauty and lifestyle trends.
CBSN New York was the first of CBS’s local direct-to-consumer streaming news services in major markets across the country. CBSN New York features live streams of WCBS and WLNY’s regularly scheduled newscasts and additional weekday one-hour newscasts at 7:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM. In addition, CBSN New York provides live continuous coverage of breaking news events with programming led by WCBS and WLNY anchors and reporters as well as an extensive library of local news content that will be available for on-demand viewing.
CBSN Los Angeles features 24/7 anchored programming, coverage of live breaking news events in the region as well as an extensive library of local news content that will be available for on-demand viewing. CBSN Los Angeles’ daily lineup includes live streams of KCBS (CBS 2) and KCAL (KCAL 9), regularly scheduled newscasts and additional weekday one-hour newscasts at 7:00 AM and 1:00 PM. CBSN Los Angeles programming is led by CBS 2 and KCAL 9 anchors and reporters.
The new programming and channel collaboration with CBS Interactive will join Pluto TV’s 200+ live, linear, curated channels and thousands of movies on demand from major studios, networks, publishers and digital media companies.