ViacomCBS planning a combined streaming service
Prior to the merger, Viacom had purchased streaming service Pluto TV.
With the merger complete, the combined company could now create a combined streaming service with content from Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, Comedy Central and Paramount Pictures in addition to the existing streaming services and their content.
Nothing has been finalized and talks are highly confidential, according to CNBC sources.
Execs haven’t settled on a name for such a venture — or pricing. However, CNBC sources say there is talk of various tiers that would start at about $10 a month and that some of the tiers would include advertising.
CNBC reports that an announcement about the new venture could be coming during the company’s earnings call Feb. 20, 2020.Read full story »