Discovery Inc. continued expanding its digital distribution by signing a deal allowing ad-supported streaming service Pluto TV for some of its shows.
Discovery Channel’s “Misfit Garage,” TLC’s “Kate Plus 8,” Animal Planet’s “River Monsters” and ID’s “Dates from Hell” are among the shows that will have episodes featured on Pluto TV.
“We are thrilled to welcome another world-class media organization like Discovery to Pluto TV,” said Amy Kuessner, senior vice president of content partnerships at Pluto TV, in a statement. “Discovery is a renowned leader with premier programming that inspires and entertains all types of audiences. We are excited to introduce Discovery’s award-winning content to our viewers.”
“Having our world-class Discovery content as part of Pluto’s offering reinforces Discovery’s commitment to reach all viewers across all screens, platforms and devices,” said Gabriel Sauerhoff, senior vice president of digital distribution at Discovery, in a statement. “We are excited to provide audiences another way to access the shows that they love, while also introducing these brands and series to new viewers.”
For Discovery, the Pluto TV deal arrives not long after the company set distribution agreements with Sling TV and Hulu with Live TV.
“At Discovery, we are committed to bringing our portfolio of high-quality, safe family friendly brands and content to viewers across every screen, service and device around the world,” said Eric Phillips, president of affiliate distribution at Discovery, in a statement. “Our new agreement with Hulu affirms the strength of our brands and their value to viewers in a marketplace with an increasing array of options.”
For Pluto TV, the Discovery deal comes after the company recently expanded its reach to Europe.
“The launch of Pluto TV in Europe is a monumental achievement as we actively pursue our mission of entertaining the planet,” said Tom Ryan, CEO and co-founder of Pluto TV, in a statement. “Olivier and his team have worked tirelessly to develop and launch Pluto TV in the U.K. with the perfect mix of our unique channel offerings, content partners and features, all adapted to meet the sensibilities and affinities of the local audience. This is an exciting next chapter for Pluto TV on a global scale.”