Thursday, June 16, 2022

Pluto TV Announces Agreement With Sony Pictures TV to Carry SPT Programming in Europe and the UK


New channels are available now in Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GSA) and the UK on the leading free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service


New York, NY June 16, 2022 - Pluto TV, the global leader in free ad-supported streaming television (FAST), has launched four new channels in collaboration with Sony Pictures Television (“SPT”). 

The multi-territory agreement brings SPT content to Pluto TV across Europe and the UK, as the streaming service continues to showcase the world’s best-loved programming on linear curated and unique channels that have been created for fans.  

The new channels operate on Pluto TV across Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the UK, with channels catered to audiences in each territory. This offers fans a robust channel lineup complete with fan-favorite titles for audiences of all ages, as the streaming service continues to deepen its relationships with leading content owners around the world. The channel offerings are as follows:  

  • Audiences in the UK, Italy and Spain can enjoy a channel dedicated to Married with Children, the classic SPT series which follows the misadventures of Al Bundy played by Ed O’Neill, a misanthropic women's shoe salesman, and his hapless life with his spendthrift wife Peggy and his teenage children, Bud and Kelly.
  • Moreover, viewers in the UK and Spain will have fun watching The Nanny, which follows cosmetic saleswoman Fran Fine (Fran Drescher) as she navigates her new job as a nanny for the three children of Broadway producer, Maxwell Sheffield.
  • Treasured sitcom The Jeffersons found its channel in Italy, where viewers enjoy the life and family of George Jefferson as he decides to move to New York's posh Upper East Side and adjusts to the unexpected pitfalls that his new address will bring him
  • Classic 1980s hit sitcom Who’s The Boss recently launched in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, starring Tony Danza as Tony Micelli, and his daughter Samantha, who work for a busy ad executive, as housekeepers and caretakers of her son.

“Sony Pictures Television has been a valuable -partner and we are proud to expand our relationship beyond Latin America to Europe and the UK. Pluto TV is committed to bringing unique content to our audiences worldwide, through valuable partners and carefully curated channels that offer the best of traditional TV and streaming,” said Paul Edwards, Vice President Content Pluto TV International. 

“It is fantastic to work with Pluto TV and reach audiences for some of SPT’s most popular classic shows through Pluto’s new channel outlets across the UK and Europe. SPT has a veritable wealth and variety of titles in our extensive film and television catalogue – from comedy and drama, to action and romance, there really is something for everybody. It is always wonderful to explore innovative opportunities to bring fan-favourite shows to a whole new audience on AVOD and FAST channels,” said Ian Durndell, EVP, Digital Distribution and Direct to Consumer, SPT.

With more than 68 million monthly active users globally, Pluto TV has a rapidly expanding global footprint and is currently available in the U.S., the U.K., Europe and Latin America, where the service has seen strong momentum. The expanded partnership with SPT reinforces Pluto TV’s strategy to reach new audiences all over the world and to bolster its ever-changing line up of curated channels with content from a range of partners.

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Pluto TV, a Paramount Company, is the leading free streaming television service delivering hundreds of live linear channels and thousands of titles on-demand to a global audience of nearly 68 million monthly active users. The Emmy ® award-winning service curates a diverse line-up of channels, in partnership with nearly 400 international media companies, offering a wide array of genres, languages and categories featuring movies, television series, sports, news, lifestyle, kids and much more. Pluto TV can be easily accessed and streamed across mobile, web and connected TV devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Pluto TV’s growing international footprint extends across three continents and more than 30 countries and territories.

About Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing, distributing and carrying programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global content business, operating a robust portfolio of wholly-owned and joint-venture production companies across the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific, as well as linear and digital channels around the world. SPT is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation.


Originally published: June 16, 2022.

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