Neil deGrasse Tyson is Launching a New Free Channel On Pluto TV





Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is taking his media network, StarTalk, and turning it into a new 24/7 channel on Pluto TV.

The StarTalk channel will feature Tyson, the director of Hayden Planetarium with a huge social media following, as the host, but will also tap guests such as Mayim Bialik, Jason Sudekis, and Jack Black, according to Deadline, which first reported on the story. Tyson confirmed the news on X and there’s a YouTube teaser video plugging the channel.

The deal marks a further expansion of StarTalk, which started as a podcast on science but has expanded to multiple shows and a National Geographic Channel show. As the teaser shows, Tyson will tackle more than science, blending pop culture and celebrity interviews to broaden its appeal.

For Pluto TV, it’s another addition to a massive lineup that’s helped the service become one of the top streamers, exceeding its own sister subscription service, Paramount+. The free, ad-supported service, which cable-like live streaming channels, has been a hit with users.

Tyson previously hosted the FOX television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a successor’s to Cosmos: A Personal Voyage from famed astronomer Carl Sagan.

StarTalk is under Pluto TV’s new History+ Science category.

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