NBCUniversal to Launch Local and Telemundo Channels on Pluto TV

By Kevin Eck 

Starting today, NBCUniversal and Pluto will launch NBCUniversal Local’s 15 NBC and Telemundo local and regional streaming news channels on Pluto TV this month.

The free ad-supported TV (FAST) channels launching throughout May on Pluto TV include 11 NBC channels, covering each NBC-owned station market, and four Spanish-language regional channels, which are collaborations between multiple Telemundo-owned stations.

The channels now available include NBC New York News, NBC Los Angeles News, NBC Chicago News, NBC Philadelphia News and NBC Washington D.C. News.


Throughout May, the following channels will become available on Pluto TV: NBC Boston News, NBC Dallas Fort Worth News, NBC Bay Area News, NBC South Florida News, NBC San Diego News, NBC Connecticut News, Noticias Telemundo Noreste, Noticias Telemundo California, Noticias Telemundo Texas and Noticias Telemundo Florida.

“We are excited to grow our existing partnership with Pluto TV and expand the reach of our premium local news content to new audiences,” said Amy Geary, svp of NBCUniversal Content Distribution. “News remains a valuable asset in our NBCUniversal portfolio and we are thrilled to offer these regional networks to Pluto TV audiences.”

“Our streaming channels offer around-the-clock access to the award-winning news coverage, big live events, and compelling original programming produced by our expert teams of journalists based in local newsrooms throughout the nation,” said Meredith McGinn, evp of Diginets & Original Production for NBCUniversal Local. “We are excited for Pluto TV to showcase this valuable content, in both English and Spanish, to their audiences.”

“In our mission of entertaining the planet, Pluto TV offers coverage on both global and local levels, striving to connect our audiences with every community that they are a part of,” said Amy Kuessner, evp of Programming, Pluto TV. “By building on our local, geo-targeted news offering to include a variety of NBCUniversal news channels, we’re ensuring our viewers stay informed about what matters most in their neighborhoods and enriching their viewing experience with relevant, timely content.”