MEDIA RELEASE: PLUTO TV AND CINEFLIX RIGHTS LAUNCH AMERICAN PICKERS, A CHANNEL DEDICATED TO LONG-RUNNING HIT ANTIQUES SHOW
THE CHANNEL IS THE FIRST CINEFLIX SINGLE-BRAND FAST
CHANNEL TO LAND IN CANADA
Pluto TV, the leading free, ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) service, and Cineflix Rights today announced the launch of Cineflix’s first-ever single-brand FAST channel in Canada, featuring reality-TV stalwart American Pickers.
The popular antiques show is now streaming on Pluto TV in Canada.
Pluto TV in Canada offers over 200 episodes of American Pickers on a dedicated channel, following series creator and professional treasure hunter Mike Wolfe and his crew as they crisscross the US in a quest for rusty gold and to recycle America. Transforming one person’s trash into another’s treasure, the team scours the country for hidden gems in junkyards, garages, and barns, meeting fascinating characters along the way. Cineflix Productions is currently in production of the 12th season of American Pickers for HISTORY US.
This announcement is part of Cineflix’s initial launch of genre-themed FAST channels, including Real Disaster Channel, Crime & Justice, and Property & Reno which draw from more than 1,000 hours of its diverse library rolling out globally on various platforms.
“FAST channels have exploded, allowing us to both introduce and re-acquaint viewers with must-watch programming that appeals to their affinities,” says Mike Gould, SVP, Digital, Cineflix Rights. “Unfolding an immersive adventure within every episode, American Pickers is the ideal single series to catapult our move into the FAST channels business.”
“Having been on the air for nearly 15 years, American Pickers has become an iconic household name that continues to attract fans far and wide. By making the show easily accessible in Canada through our partner Pluto TV, we hope to unlock a whole new audience fascinated by the world of hidden treasures,” adds J.C. Mills, President and Head of Content, Cineflix Productions.
Katrina Kowalski, Vice President Content and Programming for Canada at Paramount, commented: “The American Pickers channel is the perfect addition for Pluto TV in the market, and a testament of our commitment to bring the most iconic content to our audiences. We are thrilled to offer Canadian audiences a dedicated channel where they can follow Mike Wolfe in his pursuit of discarded and long-forgotten treasures.”
Cineflix Rights currently operates four FAST brands across three territories with distribution to more top-tier FAST platforms planned for later this year. Its channels include multi-brand genre channels that offer a range of programming akin to a traditional TV network and single-brand channels that provide a marathon binge experience for the superfan.
Pluto TV is available for free, with no registration or subscription required. Canadian users can watch Pluto TV via web at www.pluto.tv, via the Pluto TV app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Android TV, Chromecast, Samsung and LG devices, and via mobile apps on the App Store and Google Play.