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Viacom Acquires Pluto TV For $340 Million In Cash

Pluto has accumulated more than 12 million monthly active users, 7.5 million of which are on connected TVs. Viacom’s announcement of the transaction said Pluto has also secured new distribution deals that will make the service available on tens of millions of additional devices in the coming months. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2Hs16Uk

Vizio launches its own streaming service powered by Pluto TV

Vizio says it’s launching its own streaming service called WatchFree that will be available on nearly all its Vizio SmartCast TVs via a separate input. The service itself will be powered by streaming TV provider Pluto TV, and will include access to over 100 live and linear channels featuring news, entertainment, sports, movies, and more. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch https://ift.tt/2n48esY

Pluto TV Inks Deal With Gravitas for Streaming Rights to 2,000-Plus Movies (EXCLUSIVE)

Under the terms of the pact, Pluto TV is launching a dedicated “Gravitas Movies” channel on the service, adding to its 100-plus channels that stream content in a TV-like linear feed. Pluto TV, which is available only in the U.S., has rights to Gravitas Ventures’ catalog that comprises a total of 5,000 hours of programming. Content includes documentaries and feature films such as comedies, dramas, and horror films. – Todd Spangler, Engadget http://ift.tt/2sev3eG

Pluto TV, a free streaming service for cord cutters, raises $30 million more

The new funding comes from ProSieben of Germany, one of Europe’s largest independent media companies, and lifestyle media company Scripps Networks Interactive. The additional capital will help to fuel Pluto TV’s expansion into the European market, the company says. […] In the U.S., the company has over 75 content partnerships with TV networks, studios, publishers and digital media companies, including Sky, NBC, A&E, CBSi, Bloomberg, Paramount and others. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch http://ift.tt/2eklbNQ

Pluto TV to distribute Hulu’s free content, including Seinfeld, other series

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Online video startup Pluto TV has signed a distribution deal with Hulu that will make all of Hulu’s free, ad-supported content available on its website. […] While other stream-aggregator providers exist, like FilmOnX and Freecast’s Rabbit TV, Pluto TV has inked significant streaming deals with Shout! Factory, AOL Entertainment, Endemol, Jukin Media and others. – Samantha Bookman, Fierce Online Video
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