March 4, 2021
Paramount+, the highly marketed subscription streaming service from ViacomCBS, has officially launched, replacing CBS All Access, and priced at $5.99 monthly with ads, $9.99 without. The ad-supported option drops to $4.99 in June.
The reimagined streaming service, built on the strong foundation of CBS All Access, features live linear programming, plus a deep and growing content portfolio that spans scripted dramas, kids and family, sports, news, documentaries, comedy, music and reality. The platform features more than 30,000 episodes and hundreds of films from ViacomCBS brands, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel.
“The launch of Paramount+, which builds on our legacy of innovation and superior storytelling, is a significant milestone for ViacomCBS that demonstrates our commitment to being a global leader in streaming,” Tom Ryan, CEO of ViacomCBS Streaming, said in a statement.
Premiering March 4 with the launch of the service is a slate of new originals, including The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, the first-ever all CGI SpongeBob motion picture event; “Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years,” a prequel series and the first-ever spinoff of the SpongeBob SquarePants franchise; MTV Documentary Films 76 Days, the Oscar-shortlisted documentary that looks at life in the earliest days of the COVID-19 crisis in Wuhan, China; “For Heaven’s Sake,” a docuseries blending comedy and crime for a unique take on uncovering the truth; “The Real World Homecoming: New York,” a reunion special with the original New York cast in the NYC loft; “60 Minutes+”, a new form of the venerable series that reveals the stories behind the news; and “Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning out the News,” the second season of the animated daily news satire series.
These titles join a growing slate of originals currently on the service exclusively, including “The Good Fight,” “Why Women Kill,” “The Stand,” Star Trek: Lower Decks,” “No Activity” and “Coyote,” among others.
Coming this spring is an extensive lineup of live sports, including every UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League match, culminating with the UEFA Champions League Final on May 29; coverage of the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, i.e. “March Madness,” featuring all of CBS’s games throughout the tournament highlighted by the National Championship game and Final Four with first-round coverage beginning on March 19; and CBS Sports’ coverage of The Masters.
The Paramount+ slate will also continue to expand with 36 exclusive originals coming to the service in 2021, including the following titles that will debut this spring: “Rugrats,” an all-new series featuring Nick’s iconic babies, back together with the original voice cast and an all-new CG animation style; “No Activity,” a half-hour police comedy that will transition from live action to animated for season four; and “Behind the Music,” the music documentary series returns with several new episodes and the best of the vault remastered.
Beginning late spring, the Paramount+ film library will grow to more than 2,500 titles, including recent Paramount releases such as Bumblebee, Crawl, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Gemini Man, Like a Boss, Pet Sematary, Playing with Fire, Rocketman and Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as popular movies from MGM, such as Bill & Ted Face the Music, Skyfall, The Addams Family, Child’s Play and Valley Girl.
Starting today, Paramount+ subs can stream a library of nearly 7,000 kid’s episodes, including favorites from Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. such as “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Paw Patrol,” “Dora the Explorer,” “Blue’s Clues,” “Are You Afraid of the Dark?,” “Henry Danger” and “Rugrats: All Grown Up”; as well as Paramount+ originals, such as WildBrain’s “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” Boat Rocker’s new “Danger Mouse” and new editions of “Lassie,” “George of the Jungle” and “Mr. Magoo” from DreamWorks Animation’s Classic Media.
- CBS programming, including primetime series such as “The Amazing Race,” “All Rise,” “Young Sheldon,” “Clarice,” “The Equalizer,” “Blue Bloods,” Evil” and more, in addition to late night and daytime CBS shows. Plus, every prior season of 15 hit CBS series including “Survivor,” “NCIS,” “Hawaii Five-0” and “Criminal Minds.”
- A massive comedy catalogue of over 6,000 episodes, including always-trending Comedy Central series such as “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah,” “Chappelle’s Show,” “Reno 911!,” “Key & Peele,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Crank Yankers” and more.
- Over 5,000 episodes from the biggest reality shows, including popular MTV series such as “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” “The Real World,” “Teen Mom,” “The Challenge,” “Jersey Shore” and “The Hills,” among others.
- The complete Star Trek Universe, including CBS All Access originals such as “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Star Trek: Picard” and “Star Trek: Lower Decks,” plus all six classic “Star Trek” series including “Star Trek: The Original Series,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Star Trek: The Voyager.”
- A library of fan-favorite movies, including film franchises such as “Indiana Jones,” “The Godfather” and ‘Mission: Impossible”; comedies such as Tommy Boy and Rat Race; horror films like The Ring and Pet Sematary; romantic comedies such as Failure to Launch and Kate & Leopold; and classics like Roman Holiday.
- Popular episodes from BET series including “The Game,” “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” “Everybody Hates Chris” and “Single Ladies”; also unmissable documentaries from the Smithsonian Channel such as The Green Book: Guide to Freedom, Disasters at Sea and Aerial America.
- Episodes from classic series including “Perry Mason,” “The Twilight Zone Classic,” “I Love Lucy,” “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Frasier,” “Family Ties,” “Cheers,” “Happy Days,” “The Love Boat,” “The Odd Couple,” “Melrose Place,” “Macgyver,” “Taxi” and “The Brady Bunch.”
- Breaking news and impactful journalism from the award-winning CBS News team, including renowned CBS News programs, such as “60 Minutes,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” “Face the Nation,” “CBS Evening News With Norah O’Donnell” and “CBS This Morning,” plus live streams of local affiliates in over 200 markets across the U.S. and the 24-hour streaming news service CBSN featuring live, anchored coverage.