Paramount+ Launching In UK And Ireland In June, Including ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’

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.”


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Great job again by your graphics person — that is cool and funny!

Count me in and I can’t wait to catch-up with SNW and the remastered STTMP.

I was thinking I wouldn’t be able to see TMP director edition until September, so I’m pretty hyped I can watch it next month then. I ain’t waiting a month and a half before I can see SNW but I will subscribe to P+ for a month or two anyway.

I am assuming TMP director’s edition be included

confirmed

Half life 3?

Be intetested to see if i can access the online option or if i HAVE to wath on the sky box if im getting it free with sky cinema

It will maybe work similar to how Netflix works through Sky. You create your account with the streaming service and then you can have the payment for the account go through your Sky bill instead of paying by card to Netflix.

Will SNW stream in 4K HDR, or be limited to last decade’s 1080p like Picard and Disco? I know P+ is capable of 4K HDR now (CBS All Access wasn’t, bizarrely), it just baffles me why they’ve chosen not to use it for their flagship Trek shows. Even just for future proofing.

Launching in the UK six weeks after STSNW premieres, nine months after Disco was pulled from Netflix and we will still have to wait to the day after it is released in America until it is available.

They need to wake TF up. Until there is parity and global scheduled releases I’ll keep watching new Trek from my current sources.

Wow Paramount+ has come a really long way from the early days of pretty subpar All Access (which I have never cancelled since 2017). It’s now at 60 million subscribers. Crazy how many they gotten in such a few years time. I remember reading when AA only had like 2-3 million subscribers when Discovery first season was done lol. No one really wanted it and for GOOD reason.

And I have to say I really like P+ now. It’s still not as great as Netflix, Amazon, Disney+ and HBOmax (still my favorite) but it’s definitely a site worth having now, even if you don’t subscribe all year. The movie section has become MUCH improved (again, AA had like 20 movies the first year DIS showed up lol).

And its great to see it expanding worldwide. Of course it really created a mess with Star Trek internationally but in the end this will probably be the best thing and people will only need one site to view the new shows instead of the 2-3 they are doing now. It’ll probably be a few years before it really gets there, but will be a positive IMO.

So, is Ireland only included with Sky subscriptions, or will we have full access without having to fork out for that as well?

As usual, we seem to be bundled in with the UK, which is annoying enough, but usually without full access to the services people there enjoy (for example, we can’t buy TV episodes from iTunes or Amazon like people in the UK could with Disco). It makes very little sense, since it doesn’t seem to happen with other countries, let alone ones that use a different currency, or where one is an EU member state and the other is not.

Either way, this has been handled with supreme stupidity by Paramount, and a total lack of respect for the fans who would’ve been happy to hand over their cash if we’d have got our shows when they were initially believed to be made available and not had the rug pulled from under them with a week’s notice. I don’t know if I’ll bother signing up.