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Comcast, Paramount set launch date, content line-up for JV streamer SkyShowtime

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Pan-European streaming service SkyShowtime, a joint venture between US giants Comcast and Paramount, will launch in the Nordics on September 20.

SkyShowtime will arrive in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden on September 20, before expanding into the Netherlands later this year in Q4.

It will continue its roll-out across Spain, Portugal, Andorra, and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) over the coming months and through Q1 2023.

CEE markets include Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia. Specific launch dates and pricing in these markets will be announced in the coming months.

The streamer will feature the exclusive television premieres of first-run theatrical films from Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures. It will also be home to a selection of new blockbuster films following their theatrical and home entertainment releases, including Top Gun: Maverick, Jurassic World Dominion, Minions: The Rise of Gru and The Northman.

In addition, it will feature a line-up of scripted series, kids’ and family content and a selection of library titles and box sets from Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks Animation, Paramount+, Showtime, Sky Studios and Peacock, alongside newly commissioned local originals.

In the Nordics, as part of the partnership with Paramount, SkyShowtime will replace Paramount+, allowing existing and future customers to watch current Paramount+ titles such as Halo, Yellowstone, The Offer and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, as well as Showtime originals Yellowjackets, Dexter: New Blood, Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, and The First Lady.

The service’s monthly price will be €6.99 (US$6.94) in Finland, SEK 79 (US$7.31) in Sweden, NOK 79 (US$7.90) in Norway, and DKK 69 (US$9.21) in Denmark.

SkyShowtime will also be available through the following distribution partners across its Nordic markets: Allente, RiksTV, Ruutu, Sappa, Strim, Telenor, Tele2, Telia, Telmore and YouSee from Nuuday Group and TV2 Play.


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