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Corus partner Pluto TV adds Weather Network in Canada

2023-03-22 10:17 ET - News Release

Ms. Katrina Kowalski of Pluto reports


As Corus Entertainment Inc. partner Pluto TV in Canada continues to grow its ever-expanding library of programming and FAST (free ad-supported streaming TV) channels, the service has provided its latest content partnership with The Weather Network (Pelmorex Corp.). Canadians can now stream The Weather Network's new FAST channel on Pluto TV, tapping into the first weather-related programming service to be provided on FAST in Canada.

"The first week of spring is perfect timing to welcome The Weather Network to Pluto TV Canada," said Katrina Kowalski, vice-president of content, Pluto TV and Paramount+ in Canada. "When we introduced Canadians to Pluto TV just a few months ago, we began rolling out our multivertical content strategy focusing on providing Canadians with relevant news in addition to entertaining programming. From Global News to Cheddar News, The Weather Network joins our esteemed lineup of news and opinion feeds, expanding on our ongoing commitment to delivering audiences informative local programming."

The Weather Network FAST channel on Pluto TV delivers Canadian audiences real-time weather coverage for major Canadian cities as well as new weather stories, long-form programs and in-depth features exclusive to the FAST channel. Long-form programming includes popular series such as Storm Hunters, Power to the People, Captured and more. The channel also features a new morning show developed exclusively for the streaming audience, hosted by Matt Di Nicolantonio and Michael Vann, delivering the biggest weather stories from across Canada and around the globe.

"We are thrilled to bring our FAST channel to the Pluto TV audience, providing them with The Weather Network's signature immersive weather storytelling, along with exclusive new shows and in-depth features," said Hashim Mikael, platform and product manager, global TV apps and FAST channels, for The Weather Network. "The Weather Network's expansion into FAST is an example of our continuous commitment to meeting the evolving needs of our audiences. As it continues to grow, the FAST channel will see that same innovative and audience-centric approach that made The Weather Network Canada's No. 1 weather source on TV, mobile and digital platforms."

The Weather Network FAST channel on Pluto TV follows a series of new channel and content partnerships for the streaming service in Canada, including new FAST channels OUTtv Proud and Shades of Black and a partnership with Blue Ant Media that saw the addition of new channels HauntTV, Crimetime, HistoryTime and Homeful.

Pluto TV is available free of charge, with no registration required. Canadian users can watch Pluto TV through the Web, through the Pluto TV app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Android TV, Chromecast, Samsung and LG devices, and through mobile apps on the App Store and Google Play.

In Canada, Corus Entertainment is the ad representative for Pluto TV. For more information on advertising opportunities with Pluto TV, please contact adsalesinquiries@corusent.com.

About Pluto TV

Pluto TV, a Paramount Company, is the leading free streaming television service delivering hundreds of live linear channels and thousands of titles on-demand to a global audience of 79 million monthly active users. The Emmy (TM) award-winning service curates a diverse lineup of channels, in partnership with over 400 international media companies, offering a wide array of genres, languages and categories featuring movies, television series, sports, news, lifestyle, kids and much more. Pluto TV can be easily accessed and streamed across mobile, web and connected TV devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Pluto TV's growing international footprint extends across three continents and over 35 markets.

About Corus Entertainment Inc.

Corus Entertainment is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high-quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company's portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, digital and streaming services, animation software, technology, and media services. Corus is an internationally renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, a world-class animation studio expert in all formats, and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of hit scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, leading 2-D animation software supplier Toon Boom and children's book publishing house Kids Can Press. Corus's roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, Magnolia Network Canada, the History Channel, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105 and CFOX, along with streaming platforms StackTV, Teletoon+, the Global TV app and Curiouscast. Corus is the domestic advertising representative and an original content partner for Pluto TV, a Paramount company, which is the leading free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service.

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