Paramount+ launches in Italy

Paramount+ has rolled out in Italy with 8,000 hours of programming and plans for a raft of local shows. The streamer, which launched in the US, Canada and Latin America last year, is aiming to order 150 international originals by 2025, with Italian series including Ivan Cotroneo’s Quattordici Giorni and Cattleya’s Circeo on the slate. […]

Execs consider folding Showtime into Paramount+

Paramount is reportedly mulling whether to discontinue Showtime as a standalone streaming service in favour of shifting its content to Paramount+. Popular titles like Yellowjackets and Billions are offered on Paramount+ internationally, but are only available in the US through the US$10.99 per month Showtime. The company’s big-budget adaptation of the Halo videogame franchise was […]

Champions League to stay on Paramount+ as CBS Sports renews UEFA deal

Paramount-owned CBS Sports has renewed its rights deal with UEFA in a six-season extension that will see it continue to be the home of European club competitions in the US. The deal will see all men’s Champions League, Europa League, and Conference League matches live streamed on Paramount+, with select games to be broadcast on […]

Walmart adds Paramount+ to premium subscription offering

US retail giant Walmart is to make Paramount+ available to subscribers to its Walmart+ service available at no extra charge. Walmart said it was “taking its membership offering to the next level” by adding the streamer to its list of benefits as a bonus. Walmart+ members will be able to stream Paramount+ as a benefit […]

Nexstar to acquire majority control of The CW

US local broadcasting group Nexstar Media Group is to acquire a 75% majority stake in The CW network. Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount Global, the current co-owners of The CW, will each retain a 12.5% stake in the broadcaster and will continue to produce original, scripted content for the network. Nexstar, together with its partner […]

Paramount+ to launch in Italy

US SVOD Paramount+ will launch in Italy on 15 September as part of its European rollout. It will debut with a slate of Italian originals including Circeo, a drama about the 1975 massacre; 14 Days, which tells the story of a couple forced into two weeks of seclusion; and Corpo Libero, a thriller based on the novel by Ilaria […]

Walmart holds talks with media giants to add streaming to ‘plus’ subscription

Walmart has reportedly held talks with a handful of major media organisations over the prospect of bundling streaming services into its Walmart+ membership. Much like the internationally-known Amazon Prime subscription, the US$12.95 per month membership is largely based around free shipping on orders, while offering a number of perks including discounts on fuel and a […]

Paramount records streaming growth despite Russian exit, but losses mount

Paramount posted a 19% rise in revenue in the second quarter on the back of what it described as strong showing in filmed entertainment and direct-to-consumer growth. The company saw its direct-to-consumer base rise to 64 million, including the removal of 3.9 million Russian subscribers after it shut down its service there. Paramount+, the studio’s […]

Paramount+ comes to The Roku Channel

Paramount has agreed a distribution deal with Roku to bring Paramout+ to The Roku Channel. Starting later this month, users will be able to subscribe to Paramount+’s ad-supported Essential Plan or the Paramount+ ad-free Premium Plan via The Roku Channel. Paramount+ is the first premium subscription offered through The Roku Channel which includes live sports […]

Paramount promotes Kaufman to international lead as Annecchino departs

Paramount Global has named Pamela Kaufman to the newly created role of president & CEO of international markets, taking part of the remit of Raffaele Annecchino, who is departing. Kaufman will work across the global consumer products and experiences division, reporting to CEO Bob Bakish. She will be responsible for all international business, including broadcast and cable […]

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