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Sony launches all-game show channel on Pluto TV

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Sony Pictures Television has launched a new game show channel on the ViacomCBS-owned streaming service Pluto TV.

The new channel, called Game Show Central, streams episodes of game shows previously aired by Sony’s Game Show Network, a 24-hour cable channel.

Executives at Game Show Network will program Game Show Central over the coming months, according to a statement from Sony. Shows available at launch include past episodes of Game Show Network originals, including Idiotest, Minute to Win It, 1 vs. 100, Baggage and Friend or Foe.

“With the launch of Game Show Central, we’re expanding our commitment to game show fans, wherever they are,” Game Show Network execuive Tim Carry said in a press release.

The channel had a soft-launch on Pluto TV’s white-label streaming service for Samsung smart TVs in late March, as first noticed by the site BuzzerBlog. It officially rolled out to Pluto TV and another white-label service on Vizio smart sets earlier this month, and it will launch on Roku devices later this year.

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