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Paramount Global to bring Pluto TV to Canada

Paramount Global’s free, ad-supported streaming television service Pluto TV is finally making its way to Canada thanks to a partnership with Corus Entertainment, the companies announced on Thursday.

The service will debut in Canada later this year with over 100 curated channels of movies, TV shows and other content, Corus said.

Corus will serve as the advertising representative for Pluto TV in Canada and will also offer original content from the Corus Entertainment library for the service.

“Pluto TV is committed to further expanding its premium free offering for audiences around the world, and this game-changing partnership with Corus is a testament to that commitment,” Olivier Jollet, the executive in charge of international platforms at Pluto TV, said in a statement. “Following Pluto TV’s recent launch in the Nordics and the partnership we implemented with Viaplay, which served as the strategic framework for this deal, the upcoming launch in Canada will combine Corus’ incredible local content offering with Pluto TV’s global content and world class platform, positioning Pluto TV to become the leading free ad-supported streaming TV service in the country upon launch in the fall.”

Pluto TV operates as an independent unit within Paramount Global. The service has 68 million monthly active users in the United States and around the world. It currently offers free, ad-supported streaming content in 30 countries across three continents.

Pluto TV is free to download and access on a number of streaming platforms, including all popular smartphones and tablets, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV (Google TV). The service is also available as a native app on most Samsung and LG smart TV sets.

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