Pluto TV, Viacom’s free US streaming TV platform, is launching five new kids and family channels. Nick Movies, Nick Games, Pocket.watch, Pluto TV Kids Animation and Pluto TV Tween will live among its existing kids offering, which includes eight other channels.
Nick Movies includes films like BLURT! and Swindle, alongside a number of original Nickelodeon movies. Nick Games will feature a number of games and sports programming, such as Crashletes, Paradise Run and Soccer Superstar. Pocket.watch features videos from its network of influencers, including Ryan ToysReview, HobbyKidsTV and EvanTubeHD. Pluto TV Kids Animation will feature full-length animated features, including The Adventures of Tin Tin, The Wild Thornberry’s Movie and Babar King of Elephants. Finally, Pluto TV Tween will offer comedy-driven content to for the years “between childhood and adolescence,” such as Deadtime Stories and Sleepover.
Pluto TV is a free TV app with more than 200 live TV channels that can be watched online, through a smart TV or a smartphone. Viacom acquired the company earlier this year and rolled out its flagship nets on the app in May, with Nick-branded channels followed by new SpongeBob SquarePants- and Dora the Explorer-specific channels.
In other Nickelodeon news, the kidcaster has picked up a second season of Blue’s Clues & You, and set the premiere date for Paddington (pictured).
The rebooted Blue’s Clues series earned the top spot as number-one preschool show in its first week on air, earlier this month. The second season will include an additional 20 episodes and continue to be hosted by Josh Dela Cruz.
Meanwhile, The Adventures of Paddington is going to premiere with a special episode in the US on December 20, followed by the series launch on January 20. Produced by Heyday Films and Studiocanal, in association with Copyrights, it will air on the linear channel followed by short-form content and full-length eps on Nick Jr’s website and the Nick Jr. app. It was first announced during Nickelodeon’s slate reveal in February.