PlutoTV is Stepping Onto The Video on Demand Landscape
In its latest news, PlutoTV, the free internet based TV Platform, is making thousands of movies and TV shows available for free with the addition of a video on demand feature (VOD). The ad-supported service, which claims to have more than 6 million monthly viewers, is launching the feature after closing licensing deals with Lionsgate, MGM and Warner Bros. for library-title movies and TV series.
Additionally, Pluto TV has signed recent content partnerships with CNN’s Great Big Story, Hearst Entertainment, Al Jazeera, The Orchard, Defy Media, Machinima, Studio71, and Tastemade. The streaming service also has deals with FremantleMedia, Endemol Shine International, Yahoo, CNBC, Cheddar and Mashable.
“We’re excited to give [Pluto users] even more ways to enjoy the content they love, and now they can pick specific movies and TV shows to watch on demand,” said Tom Ryan, CEO of Pluto TV.
The collection of free movies available on-demand include Paramount Pictures’ “Vanilla Sky” and MGM’s “Silence of the Lambs,” “The Usual Suspects,” and “Species,” as well as TV shows like Lionsgate’s “ALF” and Warner Bros.’s “The Ben Stiller Show” and “Super Fun Night.”
Other movies on demand include: “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow,” “The Birdcage,” “Charlotte’s Web,” “Thelma & Louise,” “Mad Max,” “The Hours,” “Defiance,” “The Kite Runner,” “Dances With Wolves,” “Paulie,” “Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away,” and “Lars and the Real Girl.”
Last Fall, PlutoTV, which launched in 2014, announced $30 million in Series B funding, led by German media giant ProSiebenSat.1 with participation from Scripps Networks Interactive, Sallfort PrivatBank and others. USVP, Sky, Luminari Capital, Chicago Ventures, Terry Semel’s Windsor Media and UTA are also investors in the company.