October 18, 2022
The Paramount+ subscription streaming service is set to launch in France on Dec. 1, and in Austria, Germany and Switzerland on Dec. 8. Paramount’s Showtime brand is also continuing its Euro reach in a partnership with Comcast-owned satellite TV operator Sky, doing business as SkyShowtime.
Paramount+ has launched in South Korea, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Italy, with a goal of reaching 45 countries by the end of the year.
Heavily marketed original content includes Sylvester Stallone’s mafia drama “Tulsa King,“ “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,” and Taylor Sheridan’s “Yellowstone” prequel series “1923.”
Paramount+ will be available to stream on Roku, Apple TV, Google, Samsung and Amazon connected devices, in addition to Sky platforms in Germany and Austria, and Canal+ in France and French-speaking regions of Switzerland.
“Paramount+ is rapidly expanding its presence globally, bringing audience a unique content offering with the biggest stars and most compelling global and local stories,” Marco Nobili, EVP and international GM of Paramount+, said in a statement at the Mipcom Cannes confab in France. “With these launches, Paramount+ will continue to see major growth across Europe, becoming one of the top players worldwide.”