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Star Trek jumps from Netflix to Paramount+

The global release of the 4th season of Star Trek spin-off series Discovery has been pulled just days before its planned launch. The popular sci-fi series had been due to launch outside North America on Netflix on November 19th. However, Netflix has lost the rights to Paramount, who will now put the show on its […]

November 17, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Shatner among Blue Origin final NS-18 crew

Blue Origin has announced that actor William Shatner and Audrey Powers, Blue Origin’s Vice President of Mission & Flight Operations, will fly on board New Shepard NS-18. Shatner’s career as an actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, and horseman has spanned 60 years. He famously originated the role of Captain James T. Kirk in 1966 […]

October 5, 2021

ViacomCBS, Sky launching Paramount+ in Europe

ViacomCBS and Sky, part of Comcast, have announced that Paramount+ will launch on Sky platforms in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GSA) in 2022 as part of a new multi-year distribution agreement that also includes the extended carriage of ViacomCBS’ portfolio of pay-TV channels and the renewal of Sky as an ad […]

August 5, 2021By Nik Roseveare

SF Studios distribution deal with Paramount Pictures

SF Studios, the distribution and production company in the Nordics, has signed a new distribution deal with Paramount Pictures to manage the studio’s physical home entertainment products in the Nordic market – Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. Among the titles included in the agreement are new Paramount theatrical releases such as A Quiet Place: Part II, along with recent […]

July 27, 2021

Amazon Studios orders adaptation of Gaiman’s Anansi Boys

Amazon Studios has ordered a series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s international best-selling novel Anansi Boys. Anansi Boys will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. The six episode limited series will begin shooting in Scotland later this year. Based on Gaiman’s novel of the same name, Anansi Boys […]

July 21, 2021

SpongeBob, Star Trek most watched on Paramount+

The Paramount+ streaming service launched in Latin America on March 4th, and data from JustWatch, the international streaming guide, has revealed the top content after its first week in service. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, which was released last year, was the most watched movie on the platform, whilst most of the rest […]

March 12, 2021

Paramount+ reveals pricing & content

ViacomCBS has updated investors on its differentiated streaming strategy, which leverages the company’s product offerings across free, premium and pay segments with Pluto TV and SHOWTIME OTT to create a linked ecosystem with the launch of Paramount+ in the US and 18 LatAm countries on March 4th. Paramount+ will feature a combination of live sports, […]

February 25, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Pluto TV goes live in France

ViacomCBS Networks International has officiallly launched its free ad-supported TV service Pluto TV in France. Currently offering 40 original channels across different genres, French audiences can now access the curated content free of charge without registering. French viewers can access a wide variety of exclusive channels with French and international titles, across film such as […]

February 8, 2021

Star Trek: Lower Decks beams aboard Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video will be the home of the new animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks in multiple regions and territories around the world, including the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Japan, India and more. All ten episodes of the first season will launch on January 22nd 2021 on Prime Video. Developed by Mike McMahan […]

December 17, 2020By Nik Roseveare

Forecast: 2021 will be the year of vertical integration

Overlapping ecosystems are to dominate entertainment service strategy in 2021, with games, audio, and video set to come under one provider, suggests a report from consultancy firm Omdia. According to Maria Rua Aguete, Senior Research Director at Omdia, vertical integration and commoditisation of IP will come under renewed focus. The report, 2021 Trends to Watch: […]

October 27, 2020