Free streaming television service Pluto TV announced a partnership with BBC Studios that brings three new channels to the streaming service across the five European countries of Germany, Switzerland, Austria (GSA), France and Spain.
In France, audiences can now enjoy a new “Doctor Who” channel, which features the first ten seasons of the BBC action-adventure series that explores space and time, in addition to the series’ Christmas Specials, including “Snowmen,” “Last Christmas” and “Day of The Doctor”. Meanwhile, the “Doctor Who” channel on Pluto TV in Spain features the series’ first nine seasons and its Christmas Specials, while Pluto TV in GSA now offers fans of the series classic “Doctor Who” episodes that originally aired between 1980 and 1990, in addition to an all-new BBC Travel channel.
In addition, Pluto TV’s new BBC Drama channel is now live on Pluto TV in GSA, France and Spain. The channel features the best of renowned dramas from the BBC Studios catalogue, including series like “Call The Midwife,” “War And Peace,” “Great Expectations” and “The Musketeers”.
"This new partnership with BBC allows Pluto TV to super serve our European audiences with hundreds of hours of premium BBC drama content that fans know and love, all for free. Pluto TV and its continuously expanding content offering is a key component of ViacomCBS’ diversified global streaming eco-system,” said Olivier Jollet, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Pluto TV.
Nick Coulter, Director, Global New Business Development at BBC Studios, added: “We are always looking for new ways to bring our world-class talent and shows to audiences around the world, and we couldn’t be more excited to be extending our partnership with Pluto TV into Europe with these new channels. Pluto TV will help us reach old fans and new, with some of our best-loved dramas alongside familiar classics like 'Doctor Who,' and our beautiful and inspiring travel documentaries bringing the whole world to our screens”.
The BBC channel launches in Europe come in advance of Pluto TV’s Italian launch, which is scheduled for October 28. With more than 52 million monthly active users, Pluto TV has a rapidly expanding global footprint and is currently available in the United States, the UK, Europe and Latin America, where the service has seen strong momentum.