The company has set 22 June as the streaming service’s launch date in the UK and Ireland while also planning to make it available in South Korea in June as it continues its global expansion plans.
Of course, British fans will still have to avoid spoilers for a month as Star Trek: Strange New Worlds premieres on 5 May.
Paramount+ is coming to Sky
Last August, Paramount Global, when it was still ViacomCBS, announced a deal with Comcast’s European pay TV and streaming giant Sky to launch Paramount+ on Sky platforms in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria. On Tuesday, the company announced that Paramount+ would be available to Sky Cinema subscribers in the UK at no additional cost.
The streaming service will also be available in Britain through the Paramount+ website and app, Apple, Amazon, Google, Roku, Samsung and more platforms to be announced later on a direct-to-consumer basis, the company detailed in its announcement. Pricing for the British market will be £6.99 ($8.77) per month or £69.90 ($87.74) per year after a free seven-day trial period.
Paramount+ said it would offer UK subscribers “more than 8,000 hours of content,” including new and exclusive Paramount+ originals, hit shows, and popular movies from Paramount’s world-renowned brands and production studios, including Showtime, Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon.
Star Trek: Prodigy is on Nickelodeon, so UK Trekkies can finally catch up with that series. Next year, there will be no need to avoid spoilers as we can watch along with our American cousins. It just means adding another streaming subscription to those who don’t have Sky Cinema.
It boasted access to the likes of the Star Trek universe, new seasons of Taylor Sheridan’s Yellowstone series, South Park and the MTV Shores franchise, and kids’ and families’ favourites like SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol and Rugrats.
Paramount said: “Some of the most anticipated Paramount+ and Showtime originals from the US, the UK and other international markets will be available in the UK and Ireland when the service launches, including Halo, 1883, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, The Offer, Mayor of Kingstown, Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, The First Lady, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Queen of the Universe and Jerry & Marge Go Large.”
Paramount+ UK promised “unlimited access to blockbuster movies with new releases like Scream 5, time-proven classics such as Grease and Star Trek, and family-friendly selections.”