Paramount+ available in all “top ten international markets” after Japan launch

Paramount+ has launched in Japan via cable and broadband giant J:COM, and the on-demand offering of premium pay channel Wowow. Paramount Global said that this entry meant its streaming service was now present in all the top ten international SVOD growth markets. J:COM and Wowow are making Paramount+ available to their subscribers at no additional […]

CJ ENM Hong Kong takes pay-TV rights to seven Korean titles from Paramount

CJ ENM Hong Kong has secured exclusive pay-TV rights to seven Korean series for parts of Southeast Asia, after striking a deal with Paramount Global Content Distribution. TVN and TVN Movies have the first window in territories including Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore. The deal covers both series and films and includes the drama […]

Paramount rejigs global streaming team with expanded remits for Jeff Grossman & Amy Kuessner

Paramount Global has rejigged its streaming team with two promotions, including an expanded remit for global content exec Jeff Grossman. Grossman has been upped to become EVP of programming at Lawmen: Bass Reeves streamer Paramount+ and will lead the streamer’s “holistic” programming strategy, reporting to Paramount streaming CEO Tom Ryan. The exec was most recently […]

CBS to end cop drama ‘Blue Bloods’ after 14th season

Paramount-owned CBS is bringing the curtain down on cop drama Blue Bloods after 14 seasons. The show is produced by CBS Studios and will bow out with an 18-episode final season that will air in two chunks, one later this year and one in 2024. The series, which will also be available on Paramount+, follows […]

Amazon, ESPN & CBS strike multi-year deals for National Women’s Soccer League coverage

Women’s sport is achieving growing recognition and interest from major streamers and networks as Amazon-owned Prime Video, Disney sports channel ESPN and Paramount’s CBS Sports have all struck multi-year rights deals with the US National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) for the upcoming 2024 season. Over the past few years, the National Women’s Soccer League has […]

Sky Witness & streamer Now enter ‘Fire Country’ following Paramount deal

Comcast-owned Sky Witness and sibling streamer Now in the UK have picked up rights to CBS drama Fire Country. The show, which debuted on CBS last year, will launch early 2024 on Sky and tells the story of a young convict who seeks redemption and a shortened prison sentence by joining a prison-release firefighting programme. […]

Paramount+ losses narrow as US studio unveils two new ‘Yellowstone’ franchises

Paramount Global narrowed losses from its streaming business to $238m in the latest quarter assisted by steady subscriber growth and cost reductions, while the US studio also unveiled a pair of new spin-offs from its Yellowstone franchise. The Bob Bakish-led company said subscribers of its Paramount+ service ticked up by 2.7 million in Q3 (July-September), […]

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