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BBC Studios Launches Kids’ FAST Channels in the U.S.


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BBC Studios has launched the FAST channels BBC Kids and Niños por BBC in the U.S. on Pluto TV.

The channels bring more than 450 hours of English- and Spanish-language programming to Pluto TV, including series such as Sarah & Duck, Andy’s Prehistoric Adventures, Andy’s Wild Adventures, Dinopaws, Mr. Bloom’s Nursery, My Pet and Me, My World Kitchen, Old Jack’s Boat, Show Me Show Me, Swashbuckle and Yakka Dee.

Additional programs available in English are Demon Headmaster, Horrible Histories, Leonardo, MI High, Wingin’ It and World’s End. Spot Bots is available in Spanish only.

Beth Anderson, general manager of FAST channels at BBC Studios, said, “BBC Studios is doubling down on FAST channels as we see great potential to tap into this tremendous growth sector, including bringing our content to new audiences in the U.S. and beyond. We are committed to delivering high-quality content for children to households for free and hope to expand this offering to other FAST providers.”

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with BBC Studios by adding two new channels, BBC Kids and Niños por BBC, to our growing kids’ category,” said Amy Kuessner, senior VP of content strategy and global partnerships at ViacomCBS Streaming. “As the leading free streaming service in the U.S., Pluto TV offers highly acclaimed kids’ programming in categories such as animation, cooking, DIY, music, factual entertainment and more. These new channels give parents even more options of kid-friendly content for their children to enjoy on Pluto TV in both English and Spanish.”






About Jamie Stalcup

Jamie Stalcup is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at jstalcup@worldscreen.com.

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