U.S. streaming service launches 'pop-up' channel devoted to 'Degrassi'
Former cast members of the original Degrassi television series pose in this recent handout photo. (Carmela Scalzi)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, October 2, 2019 4:25PM EDT
A U.S. streaming service is launching a so-called "pop-up" channel devoted to the Canadian TV series "Degrassi."
Pluto TV, which is owned by American media giant Viacom, will stream "Degrassi: The Next Generation" and the later "Degrassi" for viewers in the U.S. and U.K.
A spokeswoman for the ad-supported platform said in an email that "at the moment the channel will be up indefinitely."
"Degrassi: The Next Generation," the fourth iteration of the decades-old franchise, aired from 2001 to 2009, and launched the careers of stars including Drake and Nina Dobrev.
In its tenth season, the show rebranded as "Degrassi" and became a telenovela, producing roughly 40 episodes per season from 2010 to 2015.
The Degrassi franchise is owned by WildBrain, formerly known as DHX Media, a Canadian producer and distributor of child- and youth-oriented programming.