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Universal/Paramount’s SkyShowtime Streaming Service Launches in Nordics, Europe

NBCUniversal/Paramount Global’s joint new foreign streaming service, SkyShowtime, Sept. 20 officially launched featuring content from Universal Pictures, Peacock, Paramount+, Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Animation, Sky, Showtime and Nickelodeon across Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden priced from €6.99 ($6.98). The joint venture, which will be available in 18 languages, also announced upcoming launches in the Netherlands and Portugal, which will both go live on Oct. 25.

The launch of SkyShowtime replaces Paramount+ in the Nordics.

SkyShowtime will be home to a selection of new blockbuster films following their theatrical and home entertainment release, including three of this year’s top films: Top Gun: Maverick, Jurassic World Dominion and Minions: The Rise of Gru. Other movies premiering on SkyShowtime include The Northman, Sing 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, The Lost City, Downton Abbey: A New Era, Nope, Belfast, Ambulance and The Bad Guys.
 

“Our time has come. It’s finally time for SkyShowtime,” CEO Monty Sarhan said in a statement.

SkyShowtime also features scripted series, kids and family content and a selection of library titles, box sets, local original programming, documentaries and specials from its markets.

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Starting Sept. 20, subscribers will have access to the series premieres of Showtime drama “American Gigolo,” “Law & Order” season 21 from Peacock, and several Sky Originals, including “The Rising,” “The Fear Index” and “The Midwich Cuckoos.” Over the coming months, additional series premieres will include “Yellowstone” season five, “Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin,” “Vampire Academy,” “Yellowjackets” season two and “Let The Right One In.”
 
In addition to online, SkyShowtime will be available through the following distribution partners across its Nordic markets: Allente, RiksTV, Ruutu, Sappa, Strim, Telenor, Tele2, Telia, Telmore and YouSee from Nuuday and TV 2 Play.
 

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