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In a deal that brings the broadcaster’s renowned programming to the streaming service which claims a mission to entertain the planet, BBC Studios has landed a US carriage deal with Pluto TV.
PlutoTV new channels 7Feb2019
BBC Studios content will launch on Pluto TV in May of 2019. The deal provides Pluto TV with a slate of evergreen entertainment with global reach and American appeal. Select titles from the BBC Studios library will air across Pluto TV’s channel line-up and on-demand featuring series including Being Erica, Bedlam, Primeval, Robin Hood, and more.

The free available programming package includes nearly 1,000 episodes of BBC Studios series, totalling over 700 hours of new programming; a dedicated classic Doctor Who pop-up channel with more than 200 episodes of the series; over 300 episodes of Antiques Roadshow, with new content launching quarterly; episodes from memorable series such as Being Erica, Primeval, and Robin Hood.

The streamer also plans to launch two of their signature-style single-series Pop-Up channels with Classic Doctor Who and Antiques Roadshow.
“This new Pluto TV enterprise is appealing for us as we continue to attract new audiences through the creation of branded pop-up channels like Classic Doctor Who and Antiques Roadshow and expand on opportunities for existing fans to find their favourite shows to stream, in a unique way,” remarked Beth Clearfield, SVP, digital strategy and franchise business management, BBC Studios – Americas.

“Pluto TV is elated to be able to expand our range of programming by adding such an esteemed and regarded brand as the BBC,” added Amy Kuessner, SVP of content partnerships. “The BBC has long been a key international entertainment leader known for captivating audiences with content that transcends time. We are incredibly proud and eager to introduce BBC Studio’s evergreen content to Pluto TV audiences.”