Pluto TV Launching Exclusive RetroCrush Anime Block
Classic Japanese Anime Comes to Pluto TV's ‘Anime All Day’ Channel
Beginning March 4th at 8pm ET
NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 23, 2021 ̶ DMR (www.digitalmediarights.com), a leading independent digital media and entertainment company, announces a new content agreement with Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service, resulting in the launch of an eight-hour RetroCrush branded block of anime programming airing on Pluto TV's “Anime All Day” channel. DMR launched RetroCrush, their digital channel devoted to classic anime, in March 2020. Pluto TV audiences will get to experience anime television series and movies from the RetroCrush lineup including popular titles from the 70s, 80s, and 90s ̶ for free.
Remarked DMR Director, Digital Distribution and Content Strategy John Stack, who engineered the Pluto TV deal, “DMR's goal for RetroCrush from day one has been to utilize our vast library to provide anime fans with the world's best series and films. We have done so by launching RetroCrush first as a social media channel, then a standalone OTT service, and then a free ad supported linear channel. Now, and in that same spirit, we're showing our flexibility as an independent media company to be able to offer Pluto TV an engaging block of classic anime programming to its expanding audience.”
The RetroCrush programming block will start on Thursday, March 4 and will stream every Thursday and Saturday. Titles include: Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier, GoShogun: The Time Étranger, Saint Seiya: Evil Goddess Eris, Saint Seiya: Legend of Crimson Youth, Saint Seiya: The Heated Battle of the Gods, Saint Seiya: Warriors of the Final Holy Battle, GoShogun, Dragon Half, Yamibo - Darkness, the Hat, and the Travelers of the Books, Ramen Fighter Miki, Love Hina Again, Honey and Clover.
About Pluto TV:
Pluto TV, a ViacomCBS Company, is the leading free streaming television service, delivering hundreds of live and original channels and thousands of on-demand movies in partnership with major TV networks, movie studios, publishers, and digital media companies. Named by Fast Company as one of 2020's Most Innovative Companies, Pluto TV has a global audience of nearly 36 million monthly active users, with 28.4 million in the U.S. and an international footprint that spans three continents and 25 countries throughout the US, Europe and Latin America. Pluto TV is available on all mobile, web and connected TV streaming devices where millions tune in each month to watch premium news, TV shows, movies, sports, lifestyle, and trending digital series. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Pluto TV has offices across the United States, Europe and Latin America.
DMR (aka Digital Media Rights) is a privately-held digital media and entertainment company founded a decade ago by industry veterans David Chu and Michael Hong. Pioneers in digital entertainment, DMR is transforming the industry while specializing in OTT Channels and Digital Distribution.
As a publisher and developer, DMR owns and operates seven OTT channels that have become leading destinations for their respective genres: AsianCrush (pan-Asian), Midnight Pulp (horror/thriller/action), YuyuTV (general entertainment), RetroCrush (classic anime), Cocoro (kids/family), KMTV (K-Pop), and Cinehouse (arthouse). These are available as video-on-demand (AVOD and/or SVOD) apps on Smart TVs, mobile and connected TV devices; on the web; and/or as linear, free ad supported television (FAST) channels on The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, STIRR, and Plex.
DMR is also one of the world's largest content aggregators and distributors with a catalog containing more than 7,500 premium titles from leading TV networks, studios, producers and sales agents. The company has cultivated distribution deals with Amazon Instant Video, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix, Cable VOD, iTunes, Google Play, FandangoNow, Tubi, PlutoTV, Crackle, Hoopla, Kanopy, Vudu, to name a few. The DMR Advertising Marketplace provides video and display ads via direct sales and programmatic channels (Connected TV, desktop, and mobile) while connecting brands and media buying agencies to premium publishers.
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