The Global expanse of Paramount+ continued today with a launch in Italy which brings along new original Star Trek shows including Stange New Worlds. Paramount is also ready to expand into more countries in Europe before the end of the year.
On Wednesday, September 15th Paramount+ went live in Italy with over 8,000 hours of entertainment. Included in the mix were three original Star Trek series: Strange New Worlds, Discovery, and Prodigy. Lower Decks and Picard will remain available via Amazon Prime Video. In addition to original shows from Paramount+ and Showtime as part of the offering, the service also has a focus on Italian content including new original series.
“We’re the only streaming service where you’ll see Sylvester Stallone, ‘SpongeBob’, ‘Star Trek’, ‘South Park’ and incredible Italian stars like Elodie and Verdone… all in one place,” said Marco Nobili, Executive Vice President and International General Manager of Paramount+, during a launch event in Rome. “With over 100 years of storytelling experience from our renowned Hollywood studio to our international production hubs – Paramount knows how to make great entertainment for everyone.”
The announcement trailer below shows some of the content for Italy.
In Italy, Paramount+ is available online at paramountplus.it, on mobile devices and a wide range of connected TV devices via distribution through Apple, Amazon, Google, Samsung and more. Users can sign up at the price of € 7.99 after a 7-day trial period, or for an annual subscription for € 79.90. For the first ten days (September 15 – 25), users can benefit from a special promo on paramountplus.it to access the service for € 4.99, with a 7-day trial period.
Paramount+ will also launch on Sky platforms in Italy. Starting on September 23, Sky subscribers with Sky Cinema will have access to Paramount+ content at no additional cost, and the Paramount+ standalone app will also launch on Sky Q and Sky Glass.
More Paramount+ European launches this year
The Italian launch follows June’s launch in the UK and Paramount is planning more 2022 European launches in France, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
— Paramount (@paramountco) September 15, 2022
SkyShowtime begins rollout to the rest of Europe
Paramount Global is also headed into other markets in Europe with a new streaming service called SkyShowtime where they are partnering up with Comcast. This service will feature movies and television series from Paramount, Sky, and NBCUniversal including original Peacock and Pramount+ series. This will include original Star Trek shows, like Strange New Worlds. The service will launch first on September 20 in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, replacing Paramont+ and adding in the new content from Comcast.
Here is the announcement trailer.
The service will be available direct-to-consumer via the SkyShowtime app across Apple iOS, tvOS, Android devices, and through the website: www.skyshowtime.com. SkyShowtime’s monthly price will be €6,99 in Finland, SEK 79 in Sweden, NOK 79 in Norway, and DKK 69 in Denmark.
SkyShowtime will also be available through the following distribution partners across its Nordic markets: Allente, RiksTV, Ruutu, Sappa, Strim, Telenor, Tele2, Telia, Telmore and YouSee from Nuuday Group, and TV 2 Play.
SkyShowtime will next launch in the Netherlands later this year and will continue to roll out across Spain, Portugal, Andorra, and Central & Eastern Europe in early 2023.
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