Bob Bakish Talks Pluto TV, Netflix and CBS-Viacom Merger Rumors

Published on Jun 14, 2019

Viacom CEO Bob Bakish knows that a lot of his peers are in the original content space in streaming, but he believes the company’s ad-supported free service Pluto TV is better off relying on Viacom’s library of content.

“We can debate a lot of things about the future, but in the near term, the opportunity ahead is the current model,” he said at panel at the Paley Center for Media on Thursday night, moderated by Forbes editor Dawn Chmielewski. That model, which involves offering a platform for over 150 content suppliers to run shows and movies on a non-exclusive

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Author: Elaine Low