Viacom-Owned Streamer Pluto TV Launches ‘Degrassi’ Channel (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety | 10/1/2019 | Stewart Clarke
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Viacom’s streamer Pluto TV has launched a dedicated “Degrassi” channel on its ad-supported streaming platform. The pop-up channel will be programmed with “Degrassi: The Next Generation” and installments of the later “Degrassi” series.

The channel is available on Pluto TV in the U.S. and U.K., offering hundreds of episodes from the teen drama series, which were part of the wider “Degrassi” property, the longest running drama franchise in Canadian history.

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“Degrassi: The Next Generation” aired from 2001 to 2009. The show’s original cast included Drake (then Aubrey Graham), playing school basketballer Jimmy Brooks, and Nina Dobrev portraying Mia Jones.

“Degrassi” was reformatted in a later spin-off, starting in 2010. It was restructured into a telenovela format with over forty episodes a season. It ended in 2015.

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