Following the June launches in UK, Ireland, and South Korea, the expansion of Paramount+ globally will continue this year with more launches, bringing more original Star Trek content to fans in Europe.
Paramount+ Europe 2022
Today Paramount Global announced their Paramount+ streaming service will launch in Italy in September, which will be followed by launches in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and France in December. Like with this week’s launch in the UK and Ireland, it is expected that Paramount+ will be available on its own and via Sky Cinema wherever that service is also available.
Also, like with other international versions of Paramount+, the European Paramount+ streaming services are expected to include legacy Star Trek shows and movies and three original series: Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Prodigy, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Amazon Prime Video is expected to continue distributing Lower Decks and Picard internationally.
In addition to other original series like Halo, Paramount also announced a number of localized (non-Star Trek) series, with plans for 150 international originals by 2025 (Variety has a breakdown of some of the newly announced series).
More Europe and global launches with SkyShowtime and Paramount+
For the rest of Europe, Paramount has partnered with Comcast for a new service called SkyShowtime, which will also launch later this year. The service will include Paramount+ original series along with shows from Showtime and Peacock. SkyShowtime will be available in Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden. Specific programming, including Star Trek, has not yet been announced for SkyShowtime.
Paramount expects to have paid streaming services available in more than 60 markets by the end of the year globally, covering the Americas, Europe, and Australia. Paramount+ had its first launch in Asia last week in a partnership with TVING in South Korea, with plans for more launches in Asia in 2023, including India. The company has also committed to begin expanding into Africa and the Middle East in 2023.
.@paramountplus continues to expand into some of the biggest international markets—the UK & Ireland on 6/22, South Korea on 6/16—bringing fans from across the globe access to exclusive originals & premium content from #Paramount’s world-renowned brands. pic.twitter.com/4zjzqKGeWp
— Paramount (@paramountco) June 20, 2022
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