BSkyB Invests in Internet-Video Startup Pluto.TV
U.K. satcaster BSKYB has invested $500,000 in web-video aggregator Pluto.TV, […] launched this spring, pulls in video from across the web and organizes it in about 100 thematic channels like music, news, sports and comedy as well as more niche areas like anime and “cats 24/7.” Users then watch the channels as linear, TV-like continuous streams or access the video on-demand on a range of devices. […] currently available in the U.S., but the startup expects to roll out worldwide eventually. The service is available through iOS and Android apps, Google Chromecast, Amazon Kindle Fire tablets and Fire TV set-tops, as well as on the web at pluto.tv.
Pluto.TV counts a laundry list of other investors, including: Avram Miller, founder, Intel Capital; Mich Mathews, former CMO, Microsoft; Chris Silbermann, president and partner, ICM; Greg Steiner, COO, Beachmint and former COO, eHarmony; rapper Nas & Anthony Saleh’s Queensbridge Venture Partners; Great Oaks Venture Capital; Dennis Phelps, general partner, Institutional Venture Partners; Jonathan Nelson, CEO Omnicom Digital, Omnicom Group; Tom Whalley, former CEO, Warner Bros. Records and co-founder, Interscope Records; Jamie Tarses, former president, ABC Entertainment; Brent Weinstein, head of digital media, UTA; TenOneTen Ventures managing partner David Waxman; Maker Studios SVP of marketing Jeremy Welt; and Daniel Leff’s Luminari Capital. – Todd Spangler,Variety(Full Story: http://ift.tt/1rpWMQa )