The streaming service has finally hit the United Kingdom and Ireland! And the content is unreal! Welcome to Paramount Plus!
The day has finally arrived. The United Kingdom and Ireland have finally gained access to Paramount Plus. And boy, are we in for a treat! With terrific shows such as ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’, ‘Halo’, ‘The First Lady’, ‘The Offer’, and many others, we are now spoilt for top-quality entertainment. And that is before we even think about the movies that we can now stream on-demand from the Paramount vaults. There literally is something for everyone. And it has arrived at the right time too. If you are a Sky Movies subscriber, the service is available at no extra cost. For those who don’t subscribe, the service costs £6.99 a month or £69.90 annually.
Paramount+, the global streaming service from Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA), is now available to audiences in the UK and Ireland with more than 8000 hours of entertainment for the whole family. The streaming service brings together exclusive originals, blockbuster films, and iconic series across every genre from Paramount’s world-renowned brands and production studios, including SHOWTIME®, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, and Paramount Pictures.
A MOUNTAIN OF ENTERTAINMENT
As part of its ‘Mountain of Entertainment’, Paramount+ will premiere some of the year’s most highly anticipated titles to viewers in the UK and Ireland, including the sci-fi hit HALO, The First Lady, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, and iCarly. The streaming service will also be the home of a selection of new blockbuster films after their theatrical and home entertainment release, including Top Gun: Maverick.
The UK and Ireland are the latest markets to go live as part of the global rollout of Paramount+. The service launched in South Korea on 16 June, with the leading Korean content platform, TVING. Paramount+ has launched in the UK & Ireland through a major partnership with Sky and will also launch on Sky platforms in Italy, Germany, and Austria in 2022 as part of a new multi-year distribution agreement. Elsewhere, Paramount+ will also debut in Switzerland this year and India in 2023.
TOM RYAN SPEAKS
“This is a phenomenal year of growth for Paramount+”, said Tom Ryan, President & CEO, Streaming at Paramount. “By the end of the year, we expect to be live in 45 countries with our unbeatable content offering, with a diversified set of major distribution partners. The UK and Ireland are key strategic markets in the global rollout of Paramount+ given the broad distribution of our brands across the free-to-air and Pay-TV landscape. Our partnership with Sky gives us a strong foothold here and in several other markets where we plan to launch Paramount+ this year. Our differentiated strategy means we are poised to keep bringing the most compelling stories to audiences around the world.”
MARIA KYRIACOU TALKS
Maria Kyriacou, President, Australia, Canada, Israel, and the UK, said
“Paramount+ is an exciting addition to our streaming landscape, bringing audiences the cream of Paramount’s iconic brands and studios in one place. Launching Paramount+ in the UK is not just about bringing the best of the world to Britain, it’s about bringing the best of Britain to the world. Our partnership with Sky is a vital part of our launch strategy for Paramount+, giving us an engaged customer base hungry for more premium content. Meanwhile, we continue to reach new fans of Paramount output through a range of direct-to-consumer channels.”
FANTASTIC VALUE FOR A MOUNTAIN OF ENTERTAINMENT
Paramount+ will feature brand new series episodes, films, and complete boxsets from Paramount’s iconic brands and studios. Paramount+ is available online at https://www.paramountplus.com/ and a wide range of connected TV devices via distribution through Apple, Amazon, Google, Roku® and Samsung, and more. The service will be available at no extra cost to Sky Cinema subscribers in the UK and Ireland through a standalone app on Sky Glass and Sky Q. Others can also access Paramount+ for £6.99 per month or £69.90 per year in the UK and €7.99 per month or €79.90 per month in Ireland, after a free seven-day trial.
A ROBUST CONTENT SLATE-PARAMOUNT+ ORIGINALS AND EXCLUSIVES
Some of the most anticipated Paramount+ originals from the US, UK, and other international markets are now available in the UK and Ireland, including HALO, 1883, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, The Offer, Mayor of Kingstown, Queen of the Universe and Jerry & Marge Go Large. Exclusive programme highlights include Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, The First Lady, The Man Who Fell to Earth, The Thing About Pam, Victoria’s Secret: Angels and Demons, South Park: Post Covid, and South Park: Post Covid: The Return to Covid.
These will join premium international scripted Paramount+ originals produced by VIS – the international studio division of Paramount Global – in association with independent production companies in the UK and around the world. Previously announced original UK dramas heading to Paramount+ include Sexy Beast, A Gentleman in Moscow, Flatshare, The Burning Girls, The Ex-Wife, and The Blue.
SCRIPTED ORIGINALS AND FACTUAL TITLES
Scripted originals from around the world include Murder of God’s Banker (International); MASK: Marie Antoinette Serial Killer (France); A Thin Line (Germany); The Sheikh (Der Scheich) (Germany); Sinaloa’s First Lady (Mexico); One Must Die (Mexico); Los Enviados (The Envoys) S2 (Mexico) and Cecilia S2 (Mexico); Simon Beckett’s Chemistry of Death (Germany); The Signal (France); Bosé (Spain); Miss Fallaci (Italy); At Midnight (Mexico); and more.
Hours of original factual titles from the UK production community will also be available, including, Hot Yachts; MONSTER: The Mystery of Loch Ness; Simple Minds: Once Upon a Time; Strip; The Premiership: Rise of the Billionaires; Haunted, The Box, Rise of the Tech Titans, Chalet Girls, LA Hairdressers, Fashion House, Pervert: Catching the Strip Search Caller and Girl Taken.
KIDS & FAMILY
Thousands of hours of Kids and Family content on the service will include Paramount+ Original series Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, Fairly Odd Parents: Fairly Odder, iCarly S1 & S2, the reimagined Rumble, and Big Nate. They will join original TV movies, including Honour Society, Promposal, Little Wing, Snow Day, Nicole From Last Night, and Blue’s Big City Adventure.
Paramount+ will offer unlimited access to blockbuster movies with new releases like Scream 5, time-proven classics such as Grease and Star Trek, and family-friendly selections like PAW Patrol: The Movie, Clifford The Big Red Dog, and more.
So what are you waiting for? There is a huge amount of entertainment right at your fingertips. From original shows through to the best blockbuster movies. It is all waiting for you NOW!
Source: Paramount Plus
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