A new subscription video-on-demand service is launching next year in European countries not already covered by Sky.
Comcast and ViacomCBS are launching new streaming service Sky Showtime in 2022. It will combine the likes of Comcast’s Peacock with Viacom’s Paramount Plus, and more.
The new service will reach 90 million homes across European countries not already served by Sky’s existing deal with ViacomCBS.
SkyShowtime will be home to 10,000+ hours of entertainment. The new service will include first-run, new movies and TV seasons launching every month. Subscribers will gain access to a library of all-time favorites, classics, and family and kids programming.
It will constitute a massive expansion for both Comcast and ViacomCBS, with the Sky brand being extended to more countries than ever.
Countries where Sky Showtime will be available:
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.
What will Sky Showtime offer?
The service combines content from Sky, NBCUniversal, Universal Pictures, Peacock, Paramount+, SHOWTIME®, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon.
Countries covered by a different deal between Sky (Comcast) and ViacomCBS:
Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
What’s the arrangement in these countries?
Paramount Plus and Peacock will be available on Sky Q boxes.
NOW / Sky Ticket boxes will gain access to both apps.
In countries served by Sky’s existing pay TV service, including the UK, Sky has already signed a separate agreement. Sky Q users will gain access to both Paramount Plus and Peacock. And Sky subscribers will have free access to the ad-funded version of Peacock. Sky Cinema subscribers (those who directly subscribe through Sky) will get Paramount Plus at no extra cost.
Paramount Plus will contain content from SHOWTIME®, BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel.