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Photo: Julie Nimoy via Twitter

It’s been almost seven years since Leonard Nimoy, the actor who created the role of Mr. Spock on “Star Trek,” passed away due to respiratory disease — but his character may be coming soon to a billboard near you, as part of a widening campaign to encourage COVID-19 vaccination.

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Starting today, Friday, April 30, 14 new channels from ViacomCBS are available on Disney's Hulu Plus Live TV. The move consummates a deal struck earlier this year between the two companies.

The new channels available on Hulu Plus Live TV include Comedy Central, BET, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., VH1, MTV and TV Land. Subscribers will also now receive on-demand access to new titles including "Freaks & Geeks," "Moesha" and "Sister Sister."

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ViacomCBS unveiled plans for its new Paramount Plus streaming service Wednesday, revealing a competitive price point and sharing hours' worth of details about the company's strategy to transition into the streaming era while maintaining a foothold in traditional TV and movies. The company also said it will honor a shortened time period for movies to show exclusively in theaters before they appear on Paramount Plus.

The new streamer's debut got off to an inauspicious start when a virtual presentation to investors was unexpectedly delayed by a half hour, yielding some ridicule from the Twittersphere.

"The inability to stream an event focused on your streaming pivot...is uh...woof," tweeted media analyst Matthew Ball, summarizing the general sentiment among bemused investors and reporters.

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