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Channel 5 Streaming and Pluto UK Rationalisation

ViacomCBS to combine ops under common UK only management (February 2021)

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ViacomCBS Networks U.K. (VCN U.K.) said Thursday that it "has accelerated its streaming business with the launch of a new growth and partnerships division, tasked with increasing streaming revenue and expanding its range of partnerships in the U.K."

The newly formed unit will be led by Dan Fahy, who has been promoted to senior vp, head of emerging business, reporting to Sarah Rose, who takes on an expanded role as chief operating and commercial officer at VCN U.K. with immediate effect. She will continue to report to Maria Kyriacou, president, ViacomCBS U.K. and Australia.

Fahy will "spearhead a revenue growth strategy for all VCN U.K. streaming platforms," including Channel 5’s advertising VOD service and Pluto TV U.K., which is moving under U.K. management after having previously sat within a pan-regional team, the company said. "He will oversee all aspects of the unit, bringing growth analytics, monetization, growth marketing, customer experience and streaming partnership functions together in one cohesive and dedicated team."

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The first thing they need to do with Pluto UK is re-encode their content for 25/50fps. Everything on there, including the Channel 5 content is currently 30fps.
If they could do 50fps that would be a massive improvement and would put it above virtually every other streaming service which is stuck at 25/30.

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