Shout! TV Picks Up Rights to Pee Wee’s Playhouse For Free Worldwide Distribution





Shout! Studios has announced the acquisition of worldwide home entertainment, broadcast, and digital distribution rights for the iconic TV series “Pee Wee’s Playhouse,” created by and starring Paul Reubens. The studio, which had previously held rights to the series, has now expanded its offerings to include AVOD (advertising-supported video on demand) rights, promising to bring this beloved show to an even broader audience.

“Pee Wee’s Playhouse,” which originally aired on CBS from 1986 to 1990, has been a staple of American pop culture, enchanting children and adults alike with its unique blend of live-action, puppetry, and animation. The show features Pee Wee Herman and his eclectic gang of housemates in a magical playhouse where everything comes to life. Its innovative production and whimsical storytelling earned the series 22 Emmy Awards during its original run.

With the new AVOD rights, “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” will be available on Shout! TV, a digital streaming service operated by Shout! Studios. Shout! TV offers a rich selection of content, including everything from cult classics and sci-fi to kids’ shows and classic comedies, making it a perfect home for Pee Wee’s adventures. The channel lineup also includes Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Carol Burnett Show, Johnny Carson TV, and many more, all aimed at delivering high-quality entertainment across a variety of genres.

Michael Ribas, SVP of Marketing and Product Management at Shout! Studios, expressed his excitement about the new venture. “We were thrilled to work with Paul Reubens to release ‘PEE-WEE’S PLAYHOUSE: THE COMPLETE SERIES’ Blu-ray box set and are excited to release the show on additional platforms, honoring his legacy and sharing his genius with an even wider audience,” said Ribas.

The rollout on Shout! TV will not only include all 45 episodes of “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” but also the “Pee Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special.” Viewers can look forward to special programming stunts, marathons, viewing events, and more, celebrating the show’s rich history and continued popularity.

The move to AVOD is part of Shout! Studios’ broader strategy to leverage its extensive portfolio of film and TV properties effectively. The studio has become a key player in the evolving media landscape, adapting to new distribution methods and technologies to bring beloved content to new generations of viewers.

As “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” joins the expansive library of Shout! TV, fans old and new can easily access these timeless episodes. Whether rediscovering the charm of Pee Wee’s imaginative world or experiencing it for the first time, audiences can now enjoy this cornerstone of television history through Shout! Studios’ innovative streaming service.

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