Last week we learned that ViacomCBS was working on a new streaming service that sounds strangely similar to Comcast’s Peacock.
According to reports, ViacomCBS plans to offer a new streaming service that will include a free ad-supported tier and a paid higher end tier. Pluto TV will be included along with content from Nickelodeon, BET, and Comedy Central.
This service will be built on top of Pluto TV with Pluto TV remaining free but there will be the ability to add additional content if you are willing to pay for it. This is similar to Comcast’s Peacock, which will have a free tier and a paid content tier.
There have been reports that ViacomCBS wanted to use Pluto TV to promote its paid content. The best example of this may be how the new CBS All Access show Picard has streamed the first episode on Pluto TV to promote subscriptions to CBS All Access.
We will have to wait until February 20 during ViacomCBS’s earnings call for the service to be officially announced.
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