All Systems Go: Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk Launches on Pluto TV

Neil deGrasse Tyson smiling in front of a galaxy background with StarTalk TV logo

Pluto may have lost its planetary status, but it just gained something even better. Jellysmack is excited to announce a stellar collaboration that is set to expand the horizons of streaming content: Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk TV has officially landed on Pluto—Pluto TV that is. Science, pop culture, and comedy collide on this new linear channel for the leading free streaming service, which was developed in collaboration with Jellysmack following our successful launch into the FAST channel world last spring.

StarTalk TV will take viewers on a journey through everything under the stars, exploring the complex and vast universe in an accessible and engaging way. At its core is the brilliant Neil deGrasse Tyson, celebrated astrophysicist and Director of the Hayden Planetarium. But he’s not the only star making its way to Pluto TV. Comedic co-host Chuck Nice joins Neil, along with an array of entertainment personalities, award-winning scientists, and renowned celebrities such as Mayim Bialik, Jason Sudeikis, and Kelly Clarkson. Together, this galaxy of guests will go off script and explore a range of topics, from the mysteries of space travel to extraterrestrial life, and even the science behind iconic pop culture moments. 

While navigating and understanding the world of science can be intimidating, StarTalk TV brings the phenomena of the universe down to Earth, translating topics into everyday terms, which has been the aim of the StarTalk media network since its inception.

“We are thrilled to bring StarTalk to Pluto TV,” said host Neil deGrasse Tyson. “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. We look forward to sharing our unique cosmic perspectives with the Pluto TV audience, as we continue to bring the universe down to Earth.”

This new FAST channel on Pluto TV expands upon Neil deGrasse Tyson’s already vast StarTalk media network, which spans traditional and digital platforms and boasts an impressive 25 million total followers. Launching a dedicated channel on Pluto TV will open up a whole new audience of curious minds who are ready to uncover the fascinating wonders that make up our world.

“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. “This newest addition reinforces Pluto TV as not only a source of endless entertainment, but also a wellspring of education and knowledge to everyone, anytime, anywhere.”

Ready to have your mind blown? Viewers can watch online here or navigate to the channel under Pluto’s new History + Science category. The channel will air six different shows focusing on a variety of scientific topics:

StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson

In the channel’s flagship series, Neil and an extraordinary lineup of top field experts dive deep into unique realms of science. Join them for thought-provoking discussions about the theories, discoveries, and phenomena that matter most to us all.

StarTalk Cosmic Queries

You have questions, they have answers. Neil and other top science minds take on fan questions about life and the universe. Uncover a new mind-bending topic each season, from space and physics to nature and more.

StarTalk Down to a Science

Neil teams up with notable experts to spotlight the most pressing topics that face society. Join them for cosmic perspectives about our planet, economic and political events, and innovations that impact our future.

StarTalk Sportiverse

Behind every touchdown, goal, and slam dunk is a scientific wonder. Professional athletes and sports science experts join Neil to discuss the physics, technology, and biology that fuel our favorite games.

StarTalk Star Power

Neil invites Hollywood stars and pop culture icons to have their minds blown by exploring the captivating world of science. From candid discussions to comedic panels, watch as celebs go off script to analyze the wonders of the universe.

Jellysmack is known for powering growth for the world’s best creator brands—and StarTalk TV is no exception. Using AI tech, we connect creators to wider audiences and propel their content further by distributing it across the entire digital entertainment landscape. As a top Creator Program partner, Jellysmack has helped StarTalk amass over 2.4M Facebook fans since 2021. Adding Pluto TV to our portfolio of platforms is one small step for StarTalk and one giant leap for the creator economy.

StarTalk TV joins Jellysmack’s growing list of FAST channels, including creator lifestyle channel Hello Inspo, true crime creator channel Mysteria, and several linear channels from Jellysmack’s recent acquisition of Dan Abram’s Law & Crime Network.

“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. “StarTalk TV is a great example of how Jellysmack is developing and scaling today’s most engaging creator brands into the digital media empires of tomorrow.”

For answers to life’s biggest questions and smallest curiosities, tune into Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk TV, now streaming on Pluto TV.