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Pluto TV Adds MST3K Channel

Here’s the press release:

Shout! Factory TV Brings Cult Favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 to Pluto TV
Streaming Episodes of the Cult Classic Series Will be Available 24/7

LOS ANGELES, CA – July 2015 Pluto TV, Pluto TV, the free and fast-growing Internet TV service, is launching a Mystery Science Theater 3000 24/7 channel by Shout! Factory TV. The channel will showcase continuously streaming, full length back-to-back episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 featuring Joel, Mike and their robot sidekicks on board the Satellite of Love as they watch cheesiest movies ever made.

MST3K premieres on Channel 428 on July 14, 2015 and will feature episodes such as: Hercules Against the Moon Men, Horrors of Spider Island, The Castle of FuManchu, Teenagers from Outer Space, The Wild Wild World of Batwoman, and I Accuse My Parents

Pluto TV CEO Tom Ryan: “Mystery Science Theater 3000 ran for 11 years and has an extremely loyal fan base. Pluto TV is all about giving viewers what they want, and fans have been asking for MST3K for a while, so we’re happy to make these classic episodes available to them. I’m certain many younger viewers who have never watched an episode of MST3K will also have a blast discovering the show, along with die-hard fans who know every episode”.

“We’re pleased to present MST3K on Pluto TV” says Gene Pao, VP of Digital Media at Shout! Factory. “As the premiere digital streaming brand for cult and classic TV and film, Shout! Factory TV’s goal is to make its programming available across a wide range of platforms. Pluto TV gives us a unique and compelling way to reach existing, as well as new fans and expand the MST3K franchise.”

Shout! Factory TV launched this past February and offers timeless favorites including Home Movies, Father Knows Best, Werner Herzog films, and award-winning films such as A Room With A View, The Trip to Bountiful, Stagecoach, and Hoop Dreams.
About Pluto
Pluto TV is an Internet TV platform that combines digital and traditional content into a familiar television experience. From your favorite TV shows and movies to viral clips, news and music videos, Pluto TV has over 100 free HD TV channels for your entertainment.

Founded in 2013, the Los Angeles-based company combines sophisticated technology with a team of entertainment enthusiasts who curate channels for every interest. The ever-expanding universe of content includes familiar favorites like news, music, sports, and comedy; partnerships with some of the best content creators and real-time agile channels capturing the social chatter.

Pluto TV is backed by U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), United Talent Agency, Sky (formerly BSkyB), Chicago Ventures, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Luminari Capital, Terry Semel’s Windsor Media, Pritzker Group, and prominent angel investors.

Pluto TV is available in the living room on connected TVs through Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Android TV devices, Chromecast, Apple Airplay, and now Samsung Smart TVs. Pluto TV is also available on mobile phones and tablets through iOS, Android and Amazon, as well as on the web at www.Pluto.TV.

Entertaining the planet. Pluto TV.

24 Replies to “Pluto TV Adds MST3K Channel”

  1. Pete says:

    MST3k Awesomeness.

       3 likes

  2. PETE58 says:

    WOOHOO, fresh panties all around!!!!!! :yes:

       2 likes

  3. KidFlash says:

    Hopefully Shout can put most of the episodes they’ve released on the channel.

       2 likes

  4. GizmonicTemp says:

    Niiiiice. I’ve always dreamed of an Mst3k channel, and while I do have every episode available on my computer, there’s a certain charm to being at the mercy of random EPs. Fun!

       9 likes

  5. Edge10 says:

    Today is dedicated to Uranus Pluto!

       11 likes

  6. GizmonicTemp says:

    If ALL 141 DVD Eps are in play and each show is 1.5 hours, it takes 8 days and 19.5 hours to watch all of them if they run 24/7. That being said, why has “Herc v. Moonmen” been on twice in the last 12 hours?

    I think it would be cool to have some neat scheduling, like “Mike Mondays”, “Sunday Shorts”, “Mstie Primetime” with two back-to-back Eps that are highly rated, etc.

    All in all, I LOVE this move!

    Honestly, did anyone believe that this long after the show was off-air that we would have an Mst3k Channel and still celebrate Turkey Day with Joel? Amazing.

       6 likes

  7. ck says:

    They should also try to get the 4 Film Crew movies.

       7 likes

  8. GregS says:

    Nice!!

       1 likes

  9. ahaerhar says:

    I’ve rigged up my own 24/7 MST3k channel with synchtube-type stuff.
    Great to leave on in the background all the time.

       2 likes

  10. senorpogo says:

    Looks like it’s not available through Xbox 360. :(

       1 likes

  11. millej89 says:

    What I find interesting about these streaming sites (vimeo, shout, now pluto) running episodes of MST is that it is very similar to the fledgling Comedy Channel scambling for shows to fill their time slots. Now that cable TV is slowly going away and streaming channels via the internet is the new norm, all these channels see the benefit of a long comedy show featuring inexpensive, sometimes public domain films. Very cool that it is living on for future generations to discover.

    Neat.

       7 likes

  12. pondoscp says:

    senorpogo:
    Looks like it’s not available through Xbox 360.

    Hopefully not for long. I would need it for XBox 360, as well.

       0 likes

  13. pondoscp says:

    I also look forward to the return of MST Midnights. It’ll be great to pass out to! Maybe they’ll mix in some MST Hour wraps, or intros or whatnot…

       2 likes

  14. TrumpyCanDoMagicThings says:

    This is most delightful!

       1 likes

  15. Droppo says:

    Um…..this is awesome.

       2 likes

  16. GornCaptain says:

    millej89:
    What I find interesting about these streaming sites (vimeo, shout, now pluto) running episodes of MST is that it is very similar to the fledgling Comedy Channel scambling for shows to fill their time slots. Now that cable TV is slowly going away and streaming channels via the internet is the new norm, all these channels see the benefit of a long comedy show featuring inexpensive, sometimes public domain films. Very cool that it is living on for future generations to discover.

    Neat.

    It’s too early to write cable tv’s obit just yet. Not everybody lives where there’s high speed internet. ;)

       1 likes

  17. Dirk Diggler says:

    Been doing this for years. I have ripped all the DVDs to hard drive, have a cheap PC connected to my home entertainment system, created a random playlist with Media Player Classic, and MST3K 24/7:)

       2 likes

  18. EricJ says:

    GornCaptain: It’s too early to write cable tv’s obit just yet. Not everybody lives where there’s high speed internet.

    Don’t need high-speed, anything good enough for YouTube or Netflix (the “average” 3.5mb most people have) will do ya for just about any streaming television-replacement service.
    Even cable has now found our preoccupation with “binge watching” an entire series in front of us a good excuse to show three or four episodes of the same show in a row, and therefore not have to make too many new ones or syndicate other movies or reruns. It’s running behind streaming and trying to catch up, but is still stuck in that long-ago world where they used to show shows at…like…a certain time.

    And Pluto’s lineup doesn’t seem to be network-scheduled either, just a selected daily airline-music loop of running Shout Factory programs that viewers can tap into at any time.
    Which is the one thing I know I’ve missed about the death of TV, to be able to just tune in and take pot luck. :)

       2 likes

  19. Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy says:

    I will not be happy until all MST3K episodes are streaming straight into every car in America. Screw OnStar.

    We need DarkStar car service.

       1 likes

  20. rcfagnan says:

    Sampo, it’s also airing on PBS! At least, in the Atlanta area. PBA Channel 30 airs MST3K Saturdays at 11:00 PM EST. Last week’s was Gunslinger. I think this week’s is gonna be Manos. (Those are the two eps that have been used in the ads for the show so far).

       1 likes

  21. rcfagnan says:

    Confirmed. This week’s episode is Manos.

       0 likes

  22. GizmonicTemp says:

    Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy:
    I will not be happy until all MST3K episodes are streaming straight into every car in America. Screw OnStar.

    We need DarkStar car service.

    Car: “DarkStar. What is your emergency?”
    Me: “I’m on a road trip and my DVD player battery died. I need MST3K now!”
    Car: “I’m going to send you the entire MST3K Peter Graves catalog.”
    Me: “Thank you. Could you please call my family and tell them I’m going to be okay?”

       4 likes

  23. Penny G says:

    Been away from “the computer” for a bit but just read the great news.
    Can anyone say “Christmas in July”?
    Oowwww! I’m still pinching myself.

       0 likes

  24. Bart Fargo on Pluto says:

    What happened??? I cant find the channel on the site now. At the moment channel 428 is not there…I hope this is temporary! Pluto.tv was about to be my favorite site ever (besides this one and xhamster)!

       0 likes

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