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Pluto TV Launches Nine New Channels, Including Today, SportsGrid and Nick Movies

Stephanie Sengwe

Pluto TV announced the launch of nine new channels to the platform. The free, ad-supported streaming TV platform announced the launch of TODAY (Ch. 253), SportsGrid (Ch. 517), Court TV (Ch. 287), Crank Yankers (Ch. 419), as well as some new kids’ channels, Pluto TV Animation (Ch. 709), Nick Movies (Ch. 714), Nick Games (Ch. 716), Pluto TV Tween (Ch. 726) and Pocket.Watch (Ch. 742).

The new additions come just a week after parent company Viacom reported a very successful fourth quarter for the Pluto TV. Viacom announced that Pluto TV is now being used by approximately 20 million users every month, up nearly 70 percent this calendar year. This boost is from the 18 million they announced in August, and 12 million active users when they acquired the company for $340 million in January.

The increase is partly due to the 43 new channels they launched this quarter, including 24 Viacom branded channels. They also announced that Pluto TV Latino now has 22 channels, with over 4,000 hours of Spanish and Portuguese programming.

In October, Pluto TV added the Baywatch and Degrassi channels, in addition to 10 others. American Gladiators (Ch. 136), PursuitUP (Ch. 507),TBN (Ch. 635), Hillsong Channel (Ch. 637), MTV Block Party (Ch. 935), TV Terror channel 70, The Addams Family (Ch. 310), Fear Factor (Ch. 349), Criss Angel Mindfreak (Ch. 351), and the MTV HOLLA! WEEN (Ch. 921) all launched on Oct. 1.

Pluto TV also announced the launch of 11 all-new channels featuring Spanish-speaking programming on Pluto TV Latino. They added Dog, el Cazarrecompensas, Nick Latino, Nick Jr. Latino, Pluto TV Cine Acción, Pluto TV Cine Terror, Spike Aventura, Pluto TV Naturaleza, Pluto TV Cocina, Pluto TV Mundo, Pluto TV Realities en Español and Pluto TV 007 en Español on Oct. 15.