EXCLUSIVE: Neil deGrasse Tyson’s media network, StarTalk, in partnership with Jellysmack, is launching its first-ever live linear channel on Pluto TV.
That marks an extension of the StarTalk brand whose reach spans traditional and digital media, including a long-running podcast, a Nat Geo talk show and a YouTube channel.
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The 24/7 linear channel on Pluto TV, which will tap into the StarTalk library, fuses science with pop culture and humor. It feature astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium Director Tyson as host, alongside his comedic co-hosts, respected scientists, and guest celebrities such as Mayim Bialik, Jason Sudeikis, Jack Black, and Lindsey Vonn. The channel will delve deep on topics ranging from space travel and extraterrestrial life to the Big Bang, the science behind iconic pop culture moments, and “mind-blowing” discoveries from across the universe.
“At StarTalk, we transform complex science into fun and accessible content for everyone — especially for those who might think science is neither interesting nor relevant to their lives,” Tyson said. “We look forward to sharing our unique cosmic perspectives with the Pluto TV audience, as we continue to bring the universe down to Earth.”
StarTalk TV can be found under Pluto TV’s new History + Science category on the free streaming service.
“Welcoming the StarTalk TV channel into our streaming orbit gives our viewers the opportunity to explore content that inspires curiosity and fosters a deeper understanding of the universe,” said Amy Kuessner, EVP Programming, Pluto TV.
Combined, Tyson’s and StarTalk’s social media fan base currently totals more than 25 million followers.
“We are thrilled to grow our partnership with StarTalk and join forces with Pluto TV to bring educational and entertaining content to Pluto’s leading free streaming platform,” said Stefanie Schwartz, Jellysmack’s Chief Business Officer.
Watch a preview below.
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