Paramount Global’s ad-supported free streaming service is expanding its Star Trek offering by adding two new shows to its programming and a second channel fittingly called the “More Star Trek Channel.”
More Pluto Trek
While the Paramount+ subscription streaming service gets most of the attention, Paramount Global’s Pluto TV has continued to grow to be the leading free streaming service in the USA with 70 million active users. The ad-supported service streams live with dozens of themed and genre channels with content from over 400 different media companies. This includes a dedicated Star Trek channel (Channel 270) that launched in 2021, which features reruns of Star Trek: The Next Generation along with a selection of Star Trek feature films. And Pluto TV has just announced they will be adding more CBS content to the service in the USA with over 63,000 new and classic episodes, tripling the amount of CBS content.
Included in this expansion is the addition of Star Trek: The Original Series, which will be added to the current Star Trek Channel along with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which will launch on the new “More Star Trek Channel.” The new CBS content will be rolling onto the streaming service over November and December. It is not known if or when Pluto TV will expand to offer Star Trek: Voyager or Star Trek: Enterprise. Currently, all of the Star Trek content on Pluto is available live and not part of their more limited on-demand offerings.
Additional series and seasons of CBS content being added to Pluto include Cheers, Frasier, Criminal Minds, Mission: Impossible, and Hawaii-Five-O just to name a few. “Pluto TV and CBS are both proven leaders delivering world-class entertainment to global audiences,” said Tom Ryan, President & CEO, Paramount Streaming in a statement. “With unrivaled access to the coveted CBS library, Pluto TV is able to deliver the best of both worlds to our viewers – world-class, evergreen programming with flexible viewing options, all for free.”
In addition to the classic Star Trek shows, Pluto TV will continue to offer sample episodes of the new original Star Trek series on Paramount+ Picks (Channel 210), along with additional programming from Paramount+. Paramount Global has cited Pluto TV as one of the drivers for new subscriptions for Paramount+.
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