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Insight TV Launches on Local Now, Pluto TV in the U.K. & Germany


Insight TV has recently rolled out on The Weather Channel’s Local Now free streaming platform and launched three of its digital services on Pluto TV in the U.K. and Germany.

Local Now, owned by Weather Group’s subsidiary of Bryon Allen’s Entertainment Studios, is expanding its local news and information content to include entertainment channels such as Insight TV. Available across the U.S. via a portfolio of OTT, CTV, mobile and TV platforms, the platform is now airing such Insight TV titles as Ultimate Goal, a competition series focusing on female soccer players, and Full Circle, which chronicles the evolution and rise of skateboarding.

The second season of the freestyle motocross, MTB and BMX series Masters of Dirt and the martial arts docuseries Story of Masters starring Dan Fogler are also available on Local Now. Coming December 20 is the brand-new original series focused on the world of esports, Making the Squad: FIFA Edition.

In Europe, the lifestyle channel Insight TV, action-focused channel InTrouble and science/technology/knowledge channel InWonder are now available on Pluto TV in the U.K. and Germany. Featured titles on the channels include Ultimate Goal (Insight TV), Epic Exploring (InWonder) and Inside Masters of Dirt (InTrouble).

Mark Romano, VP of Americas at Insight TV, said: “Being added to the Local Now platform provides Insight TV with access to millions of viewers across the country. It’s a wonderful opportunity to introduce our extensive library of action sports and adventure lifestyle shows, as well as our exciting lineup of new series debuting this fall and winter, to new audiences.”

Rasit Kutlubay, director of distribution and business development at Insight TV, said: “As Pluto TV expands across Europe, Insight TV is proud to be among the brands available to its growing number of registered users. Our deal with Pluto TV is an example of the flexibility we have when working with global platforms. Whether its linear or digital channels, or a branded on-demand experience, Insight TV has the ability to deliver a language localized, high-quality, engaging viewer experience.”

About Chelsea Regan

Chelsea Regan is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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