SkyShowtime introduces ad-supported tier

Comcast and Paramount Global’s European joint-streaming service, SkyShowtime, has introduced an ad-supported plan — Standard with Ads. Standard with Ads will be available from April 23 across 20 plus European markets. It will sit alongside its ad-free existing plan, which will be re-named as Standard Plus. Pricing of the ad-tier will vary across each region, […]

Movistar Plus+ to add SkyShowtime to TV offering

Spain’s telco Telefónica has launched European streaming service SkyShowtime to its TV service Movistar Plus+. Starting next year, SkyShowtime’s international and Spanish-language series as well as recent theatrical releases from Paramount and Universal, will be included in the Ficción miMovistar package. Content will be integrated as part of the platform’s main navigation and available on-demand. […]

SkyShowtime hires ex-Netflix exec Juan Mayne as regional content director for Iberia

European streaming service SkyShowtime has recruited former Netflix lead Juan Mayne as regional content director for Iberia. Mayne will be based in the Madrid hub of the Paramount and Comcast joint venture, where he will report to newly appointed chief content officer, Kai Finke who also joined from Netflix. In his new role, the exec […]

SkyShowtime poaches Mark Neil from A+E Networks EMEA

SkyShowtime has hired Mark Neil, chief financial officer of A+E Networks EMEA to  serve the same role at the Comcast and Paramount joint venture. Neil who joins the European streaming service in January 2024 will be based in London and report to SkyShowtime boss Monty Sarhan. He replaces current CFO Francesca Pierce who has been […]

Ziggo to replace Movies & Series offering with SkyShowtime

The Netherland’s TV provider Ziggo has extended its partnership with Comcast and Paramount Global’s European joint-venture SkyShowtime, with its Movies & Series XL packages to be replaced by SkyShowtime’s slate of titles.  As part of the new deal, subscribers will have full access to the entire SkyShowtime service with content from Paramount and Universal. Ziggo […]

SkyShowtime hires execs from Disney, Netflix and HBO Max

Former Disney executive Hristina Georgieva has been appointed as chief business officer at SkyShowtime, with HBO Max’s Brett Horowitz and Netflix’s Anazia Budhwar joining the newly formed strategy team.  Georgieva will be based in the London office and will report to SkyShowtime CEO Monty Sarhan. She will be tasked with leading the distribution & partnerships […]

SkyShowtime launches on Netherlands’ Ziggo

Comcast and Paramount Global’s European joint-streamer, SkyShowtime has launched on the Dutch cable operator Ziggo in the Netherlands. The deal marks SkyShowtime’s first multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) relationship in the Dutch market. Ziggo customers can subscribe to SkyShowtime directly via Ziggo and watch programming on the Mediabox Next and Next Mini priced at €6.99 per […]

NEM: CEE’s linear TV is a “really valuable ecosystem”, says SkyShowtime boss

SkyShowtime boss, Monty Sarhan has described linear TV in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as a “really valuable ecosystem” that can’t be overlooked.  At the New Europe Market (NEM) in Dubrovnik, Croatia, Sarhan said despite the growth of streaming services in the market, linear TV is still “hugely important” in the CEE region. “Europe is […]

SkyShowtime acquires raft of HBO Max shows

SkyShowtime, the recently launched Comcast and Paramount joint-streamer, has acquired 21 former HBO Max European originals in a deal with Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD). The service has picked up exclusive European rights to 168 episodes – more than 150 hours in total – of both new, unaired shows and programming that previously premiered on HBO […]

SkyShowtime unveils content line-up

Comcast-Paramount streaming JV SkyShowtime has unveiled details of its content line-up for Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Portugal at a launch event in Amsterdam yesterday evening.  New titles which will be rolled out over the coming year include The Calling, Funny Woman, Mayor of Kingstown Season 2, Rabbit Hole, Ripley, Three Women and […]