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Paramount+ arrives in UK

Paramount Global rolled out the Blue Carpet and hosted a star-studded, London event to celebrate the debut of Paramount+ in the UK and Ireland. The SVoD service offers more than 8,000 hours of content, including movies and TV series, new originals and iconic shows. “From over 100 years of storytelling experience with our Hollywood studio […]

June 21, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Paramount+ plans 150 originals by 2025

Paramount+, the SVoD service from Paramount Global, has announced its investment in internationally originated content with a slate of original series that will debut around the world, a first step towards the streamer’s plan to commission 150 international originals by 2025. The news comes in advance of Paramount+’s expansion to the UK and Ireland on June 22nd, […]

June 20, 2022

Paramount+ takes over London’s West End

Paramount+ has joined forces with London’s West End for a summer takeover event. Paramount+ is bringing the UK capital’s district to life with a series of consumer-led installations, pop-ups and activities, with the takeover introducing some of the world’s most recognisable stars and characters, in partnership with Heart of London Business Alliance and Westminster City […]

June 20, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Uma Thurman fronts Paramount+ UK launch campaign

Paramount Global will stage what it has called “its biggest and most ambitious marketing campaign in the UK” throughout the summer, to herald the launch of its new streaming service, Paramount+, in the region. Paramount+ will be available in the UK and Ireland from June 22nd. The launch line-up will include exclusive originals, blockbuster films […]

June 17, 2022

Paramount names streaming leadership team

Paramount Global has announced key leadership appointments to further the company’s international expansion of its streaming products, Paramount+ and Pluto TV. Marco Nobili has been promoted to Executive Vice President (EVP), International General Manager  (GM) of Paramount+, where he will lead the strategy and execution for Paramount+’s continued expansion in markets worldwide. Olivier Jollet (pictured) […]

May 16, 2022

Ruiz joins Paramount+, C5 commissioning team

Paramount UK has announced the appointment of Federico Ruiz as Commissioning Editor, Factual and Non-Scripted. Ruiz joins from Firercracker Films where he was Head of Factual Entertainment. He will commission factual titles across the Channel 5 portfolio as well as the streaming service Paramount+, which launches in the UK and Ireland on June 22nd. Ruiz’s […]

May 12, 2022

Paramount+ orders The Turkish Detective

Paramount+ has announced the global series order of The Turkish Detective, a detective series set in modern-day Istanbul based on the CWA Silver Dagger Award-winning novels featuring Detective Inspectors Cetin Ikmen and Mehmet Suleyman, by Barbara Nadel. The series will star Haluk Bilginer, Ethan Kai and Yasemin Kay Allen. The Turkish Detective is produced by […]

April 14, 2022

Whip Media Survey on video game TV & movie adaptations

As streaming services are mining video game IP that will attract global audiences, Whip Media conducted a survey to gauge what audiences are looking for in video game TV & Movie adaptations. Upon surveying US audiences who expressed an interest in Halo, the survey found: 65 per cent of likely Halo viewers subscribe to Paramount+. […]

March 22, 2022

MTV, Paramount sign content deal with Fuqua

Antoine Fuqua, along with his production house Hill District Media, has signed an overall deal with Paramount. Fuqua will work with MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios to create and develop scripted and unscripted content for the company. Fuqua is the executive producer of the Paramount+ drama Mayor of Kingstown, from creator Taylor Sheridan, which […]

March 22, 2022

Data: US OTT ad spend reached $1.3bn in 2021

As viewership on streaming platforms continues to grow, advertisers are chasing audiences. MediaRadar measures OTT advertising across a sampling of both standalone streaming platforms and TV Anywhere viewing from top linear networks in the US.  Among this sample, which includes Hulu, Peacock and other big players in this space, MediaRadar reports that total ad spend […]

March 2, 2022