Pluto TV strikes BBC Studios drama deal in Europe

Doctor Who

ViacomCBS-owned AVOD service Pluto TV has partnered with BBC studios to add three new channels of British drama content to its offering in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France and Spain.

Audiences will now have access to a Doctor Who channel, which in France will feature the first 10 seasons of the long-running BBC sci-fi series, along with several of its Christmas specials.

In Spain, audiences will be able to watch the show’s first nine seasons and its specials, while in Austria, viewers will have access to some of the classic episodes of the show that aired during the 1980s, as well as a new BBC Travel channel.

Pluto TV has also added a new BBC Drama channel to Austria, France and Spain, featuring a selection of BBC Studios dramas, including series such as Call The Midwife, War And Peace and Great Expectations.

“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,” said Olivier Jollet, SVP and general manager of Pluto TV.  “Pluto TV and its continuously expanding content offering is a key component of ViacomCBS’ diversified global streaming eco-system.”

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.”


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