According to Cord Cutter News, Pluto TV will be adding not one, but 15 Viacom channels to its free live TV streaming service. These channels include Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and BET, just to name a few.
We did publish an opinion article last week about how Viacom should bring a Nickelodeon channel to Pluto TV. This would include making sure that there are channels set up for watch TeenNick shows like Drake and Josh and iCarly, as well as a channel that could be dedicated to just showing reruns of Spongebob Squarepants.
Even though this does sound like it would be expensive for both companies, Viacom has said that they do plan on keeping Pluto TV a free service. Viacom’s CEO Bob Bakish said to CNBC:
“We love how (Pluto TV) fits in with over 12 million active users. We have a ton of (ads) to sell and that is where Pluto TV comes in.”
This comes at a time where Pluto TV recently announced a partnership with the BBC to air old BBC TV shows such as Classic Doctor Who.
At this time, there is no set date as for when the 15 Viacom channels will be coming to Pluto TV, nor is there a set date for when the older BBC TV shows come to service either.
Pluto TV is available for free on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple TV and Mac.
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