BBC Studios Grows FAST Offering on Pluto TV in EMEA


BBC Studios and Pluto TV have struck up a partnership for four FAST channels for the EMEA region, including three spin-off Top Gear offerings.

In addition to the existing Top Gear FAST channel on Pluto TV in the Nordics, three new Top Gear FAST channels are launching in the coming months: Top Gear: Classics, showcasing the highest-rated Top Gear episodes featuring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May; Top Gear: Challenge, featuring the very best quests to prove or accomplish various tasks related to vehicles; and Top Gear: Road Trips, following the hosts around the world.

In Spain, Pluto TV has launched a FAST channel dedicated to the British period drama Call the Midwife. The channel will feature episodes from seasons one through to five as well as a selection of Christmas specials.

Kasia Jablonska, director of digital and on-demand for EMEA at BBC Studios, said: “BBC Studios’ rich catalogue has enabled our rapid growth in the FAST space and evolving partnership with Pluto TV. The launch of four additional channels in two new EMEA regions highlights the popularity of our globally recognized brands. We saw a real opportunity to give audiences enhanced access to their favorite episodes from Top Gear and Call the Midwife archive. I’m excited for new and existing audiences in Spain and the Nordics to enjoy even more award-winning BBC shows on the Pluto TV platform.”

Katrina Kowalski, senior VP of international content programming and acquisitions, said: “Expanding the Top Gear universe on Pluto TV further reinforces our commitment to give our audiences the content they love, curated for them to enjoy in unique and exciting ways. At Pluto TV, we are continuously finessing our FAST strategy, aimed at preempting what our viewers want next, and the launch of these curated channels does just that, while further demonstrating our commitment to bringing premium entertainment content to our audience all over the world.”