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Paramount+ to introduce ad-supported cheaper tier

Less than six months after launching, ViacomCBS’s streaming service Paramount+ is introducing a cheaper ad-supported tier. The ‘essential’ plan will cost US$5 per month – half the price of the premium tier – but will come with a number of key differences.  Those differences largely lie along the lines of content. Along with the addition […]

ViacomCBS acquires A-League rights for Paramount+ in AUS$200 million deal

ViacomCBS has acquired rights to Australia’s top football league ahead of the rollout of Paramount+ in the country. As previously reported, the broadcaster has beaten out competition from Stan Sport and previous rights holder Foxtel to pick up the rights to A-League and Westfield W-League. Announcing a five-year deal with Australian Professional Leagues, the ‘ground-breaking’ […]

ViacomCBS considers A-League rights to boost Paramount+ launch in Australia

ViacomCBS is reportedly mulling a bid for domestic rights to Australia’s top football league ahead of launching Paramount+ in the country. The streamer will launch in Australia in August as a rebranded version of SVOD 10 All Access. Sports has formed a core part of the streamer’s offer in the US and now it is […]

Paramount+ reveals Oz launch plans as service leads VCBS streaming growth

ViacomCBS-owned streamer Paramount+ will launch in Australia in August, with four local originals already announced. Australian linear channel Channel Ten is owned by ViacomCBS and its SVOD 10 All Access will be rebranded as Paramount+ on 11 August, with the service priced at A$8.99 ($6.75) per month. Current subscribers to 10 All Access will be […]

Paramount+, Google and Roku sign on as HDR10+ partners

HDR10+ Technologies has announced a number of new strategic partners who will adopt the visual tech. The new OTT players to sign on are ViacomCBS’s Paramount+, along with Google and Roku. Paramount+, the body said, is now delivering original shows such as The Stand to certified HDMI devices in HDR10+. Google and Roku meanwhile have […]

VCNI buys Chilevisión in LATAM push

ViacomCBS has agreed a deal to buy WarnerMedia-owned Chilevisión as it expands its reach into Latin America. As part of an ongoing push into streaming, ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) said that the acquisition will add a new premium content library and pipeline “to fuel the increasing demand for Spanish language content.” VCNI launched AVOD service […]

Telia adds Paramount+ in renewed ViacomCBS deal

Telia has announced an extended pan-Nordic partnership with ViacomCBS. The new partnership will give Telia customers in Sweden, Norway and Finland access to the newly launched streaming service Paramount+. Paramount+ offers a library of more than 6,000 episodes and a mixture of blockbuster movies, scripted series, documentaries and kid’s content such as Mission Impossible, Star […]

ViacomCBS looks to raise US$3 billion to fuel streaming push

ViacomCBS has unveiled plans to raise US$3 billion from a new share offering to fund its expansion plans in streaming. The US media giant has issued two tranches of shares to investors – $2bn of Class B and a further US$1 billion of Series A – and said it intends “to use the combined net […]

Paramount+ launches

ViacomCBS has launched Paramount+, its major entry into the streaming wars. The SVOD, a rebranded version of CBS All Access, launches with more than 30,000 TV episodes and films from ViacomCBS’s brands and production studios including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The streamer also has an extensive sports […]

Wall Street mixed on Paramount+

Wall Street analysts can’t agree on Paramount+, ViacomCBS’s upcoming premium streaming service. The SVOD is a rebranded version of CBS All Access and will launch next week in the US, Canada and Latin America with more than 30,000 episodes and 2,500 movie titles across a wide range of genres and over 1,000 live sporting events. […]