July 23, 2020
Heralded as its biggest distribution deal to date, ViacomCBS’s ad-supported VOD platform, Pluto TV, is launching on Verizon. The deal affords the telecom’s 115 million wireless subscribers access to Pluto’s myriad channels featuring on-demand content from Paramount Pictures, MTV, CBS, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, among other sources. Starting July 24 some Verizon devices will update to add Pluto’s more than 250 original and branded channels.
The service will be available on select Fios 1100 and 4100 set-top boxes and new activations of Stream TV, in addition to Android TV set-top box. Pluto TV will be viewable on Fios channel 839. Verizon has about 4 million FiOS TV subs and 6 million FiOS broadband users.
Pluto TV will offer live and on-demand content with thousands of originals and notable content. Verizon devices will include three exclusive channels, including Movies on Verizon, Real Life on Verizon and Yahoo! Finance.
Verizon customers who access Pluto TV will have access to additional content, at no additional cost, including sports (football, soccer, winter sports), national, local and financial news; full seasons of TV shows and feature film such as Arrival, Carol, Sliding Doors, The Illusionist and Donnie Darko.
Reality programming includes “Coast Guard Alaska/Florida/Pacific Northwest,” “Critical Rescue,” “Navy Seals: Untold Stories,” and Special Delivery: Baby ER.”