Paramount’s Pluto TV, a free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service made its debut in Canada today, December 1, with more than 20,000 hours of free programming to Canadians through a partnership with Corus Entertainment.
“Stream now, pay never,” the service launches with channels dedicated to iconic premium television series including CSI, NCIS, South Park, Baywatch, Judge Judy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Drew Barrymore Show, Dynasty, Beverly Hills 90210, and classic episodes of Doctor Who.
Pluto TV in Canada also featured 30 channels dedicated to Canadian content including The Property Brothers, Degrassi: The Next Generation, and Private Eyes. French content also includes francophone versions of South Park, Dora, and Ninja Turtles.
Launching just in time for the holidays, the streaming service will also include holiday movies, as well as a crackling fireplace feed. News programming on Pluto TV also includes Global News channels from across the country, Cheddar News, and CBS News.
Movies available on demand at launch include Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Wayne’s World, and Grease.
Noticeably absent from the U.S. or U.K. incarnations of the Pluto TV streaming platforms are channels dedicated to music videos (MTV, CMT, and VH1) and Star Trek due to Paramount’s licensing deals with Corus Entertainment’s competitor Bell Media in Canada.
Canadian users can watch Pluto TV online at www.pluto.tv and via the Pluto TV app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Android TV, Chromecast, Samsung and LG devices, as well as the mobile apps on both the App Store and Google Play.