Pluto TV is launching a UK streaming platform called Pluto TV Indies, dedicated to independent, arthouse and documentary films as well as festival circuit highlights and world cinema.
The Viacom-owned platform previously launched Pluto TV Movies in October 2018, while an additional Pluto TV World Cinema service is planned for the second quarter of 2019.
Pluto TV Indies will offer such films as Rachid Bouchareb’s Two Men in Town, starring Forest Whitaker and Harvey Keitel, and Hal Hartley’s Fay Grim, with Parker Posey and Jeff Goldblum.
Pluto TV Europe MD Olivier Jollet said: “At Pluto TV we are devoted to developing the right environment for quality content. Independent films create worlds filled with boundless energy, provocative exploration, and unencumbered narratives, but often their reach to a wider audience is limited, while film enthusiasts struggle to find offerings customised to their preferences.
“With our curated channels we are opening unknown doors to clear-cut niches. The linear model allows viewers to switch on a channel apt to their mood. This gives content creators an opportunity to showcase their work, as viewers decide by interest rather than names.”