The expansion of Paramount+ around the world continues. We now have details on the UK launch, which will include With news about impending launches in the UK and South Korea, bringing the new original show Trek: Strange New Worlds.
Paramount Plus arrives in UK and Ireland June 22
This morning Paramount+ announced details for the launch of the streaming service for the UK and Ireland. The service arrives on 22 June 2022. Paramount promises the service will be “a one-stop destination for Paramount’s biggest brands, where fans of all ages can find exclusive original premium content, global hits, and discover a world of favourites from Paramount’s vast catalogue.”
According to the announcement, the UK release will include “access to the Star Trek universe.” This will include the new series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, which launches in other Paramount+ markets this week. Paramount+ will also include feature films including Star Trek movies.
In the UK, Paramount+ will be available online at paramountplus.com and on mobile and a wide range of connected TV devices via the Paramount+ app, via broad direct-to-consumer distribution through Apple, Amazon, Google, Roku and Samsung, with more platforms to be announced in the coming months. Users will be able to sign up to the service for £6.99 per month/£69.90 per annum in the UK, after a free seven-day trial. In total, Paramount+ will launch in the UK with more than 8,000 hours of content
Currently, there is a page where you can sign up for news, which will update you on when you can subscribe.
Paramount+ will also launch on Sky platforms in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, and Austria in 2022. Sky Cinema subscribers will get the bonus of Paramount+ included at no extra cost.
Paramount+ UK will be home to other original series including HALO, 1883, The Offer, Mayor of Kingstown, Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, The First Lady, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Queen of the Universe and Jerry & Marge Go Large. It will also feature shows from across different genres from Paramount’s brands and production studios, including Yellowstone, South Park, MTV Shores, SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol, Rugrats and more.
Watch the launch teaser…
More international launches for 2022/2023
Paramount+ will also be in South Korea in June, with further launches planned in Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland and Austria in the second half of the year. Additionally, in 2023, Paramount+ will launch in India in partnership with Viacom 18.
“Paramount is known for its leading portfolio of premium entertainment brands and a robust content engine that fuels our rapidly expanding streaming service, Paramount+. This year will be monumental for our streaming strategy as we accelerate our global ambitions, rapidly expanding Paramount+ in Europe beginning with the UK, Italy, Germany, France and more by the end of this year and debut in Asia with South Korea in June, followed by India in 2023,” said Raffaele Annecchino, President and CEO, International Networks, Studios and Streaming, Paramount Global. “With an already expansive global footprint and a strong, long-term market-by-market strategy, we are well-poised to continue our positive momentum.”
Paramount+ approaches 40 million subscribers
Paramount Global announced its first quarter 2022 results to investors today. This included details on the growth of their streaming services. Overall the company reported 85% growth in subscription revenue, fueled by Paramount+. In the first quarter, they added 6.8 million subscribers bringing the total subscribers for Paramount+ to almost 40 million. According to the official release, in the USA “Paramount+ saw strong engagement and consumption from a variety of content, including Halo, 1883, Star Trek: Picard, live events and the NFL.”
— Paramount (@paramountco) May 3, 2022
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