By Jonathan Easton
ViacomCBS-owned streaming platform Pluto TV has announced a new partnership with BBC Studios.
The deal will see the launch of three new channels to the free streaming service across Germany, Switzerland, Austria (GSA), France and Spain.
The new channels being launched include one dedicated to the BBC’s iconic sci-fi series Doctor Who, BBC Travel and BBC Drama, which features series like Call The Midwife and War And Peace.
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Pluto TV, Olivier Jollet said: “This new partnership with BBC allows Pluto TV to super serve our European audiences with hundreds of hours of premium BBC drama content that fans know and love, all for free. Pluto TV and its continuously expanding content offering is a key component of ViacomCBS’ diversified global streaming eco-system.”
Director, Global New Business Development at BBC Studios Nick Coulter said: “We are always looking for new ways to bring our world-class talent and shows to audiences around the world and we couldn’t be more excited to be extending our partnership with Pluto TV into Europe with these new channels. Pluto TV will help us reach old fans and new, with some of our best-loved dramas alongside familiar classics like Doctor Who, and our beautiful and inspiring travel documentaries bringing the whole world to our screens.”
The news comes ahead of Pluto TV’s planned Italian launch on October 28.