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Viacom to launch free streaming versions of its channels on Pluto TV



Viacom is heading to make its cable channels stream no cost… form of. 

The enterprise — which operates cable networks Wager, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon — will debut no cost streaming channels based mostly on all those networks Wednesday on PlutoTV, the advert-supported no cost steaming application that Viacom purchased before this yr for $340 million. The announcement Monday was created in progress of the firm’s NewFront, an once-a-year presentation to electronic advertisers. 

But the channels will not likely be streaming variations of the networks that individuals get with a dear cable membership. Viacom explained them in a few distinct groups: Flagship Channels that are ‘curated versions’ of the networks, Signature Channels with major programming from every manufacturer, and Pop-Up Channels that binge-supply a exhibit marathon-type. 

‘We are thrilled to grow the Pluto Television providing with the addition of Viacom’s globe-course channel
makes and legendary programming. This is a main stage ahead in our mission of entertaining the earth,’
reported Tom Ryan, CEO and co-founder of Pluto Television. 

Its initially pop-up channels will established up marathons of MTV’s The Hills forward of the series’ reboot. The flagship channels will be named factors like Wager Pluto Television, which will stream city flicks, and Comedy Central Pluto Television, which will queue up initial comedy sequence, late evening, sketch, animation and specials from the likes of The Each day Display. 

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