Paramount unveils launch dates for France and DACH region

Paramount+ is to land in France on 1 December, followed by Germany, Austria and Switzerland on 8 December. The streamer will offer shows form brands such as Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Showtime and the Smithsonian Channel, as well as a raft of originals. These include Sylvester Stallone’s mafia drama Tulsa King, Yellowstone franchise spin-off 1923, and Star […]

SkyShowtime to launch in Netherlands and Portugal on October 25

Comcast and Paramount-owned streamer SkyShowtime is to launch in the Netherlands and Portugal on October 25. The launches follow SkyShowtime’s launch across the Nordics last month. Customers in the two countries will have access to exclusive television premieres of first-run theatrical films, new and exclusive scripted series, kids and family content and a selection of […]

JC Acosta out at Paramount

Paramount’s president of international studios, streaming & networks in Southern Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa has left the company. JC Acosta had held a far-reaching role with oversight across Paramount’s operations in Italy, Spain, Portugal and France, as well as all of Lat Am and MENA. He worked on the roll-out of Yellowstone and Star Trek streamer Paramount+, FAST […]

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 […]