The company is looking to pivot from dependence on traditional TV to streaming and will reveal more details of Paramount Plus Wednesday afternoon.
Domestic streaming subscriptions were up to 19.2 million, up 71% from a year ago, and Pluto TV monthly average users were up to 30.1 million.
Net earnings for the fourth quarter were $810 million, or $1.31 a share, compared to a $258 million net loss, or 42 cents a share, a year ago.
Revenues rose 3% to $6.874 billion from $6.656 billion a year ago. Ad revenue rose 4% to $3.145 billion globally and 2% domestically. Affiliate revenue was up 13%.
ViacomCBS said streaming and digital video revenue rose 71% to $888 million, driven by 74% growth in streaming subscription revenue and 69% streaming ad revenue growth.
“We started 2020 with clear goals: unlock the power of our combination, build robust operating momentum and accelerate our streaming strategy – and we delivered,” said CEO Bob Bakish.
“In Q4, despite the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, we finished the year with strong advertising and affiliate results that demonstrate the strength of our core businesses and achieved incredible growth across our linked streaming ecosystem, reaching nearly 30 million global subscribers and over 43 million Pluto TV global MAUs. At today’s streaming investor event, we look forward to showcasing our opportunity to expand our position and bring ViacomCBS content and brands to streaming audiences around the world,” Bakish said.
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