We will soon have another streaming service available with the arrival of Paramount+. This service will feature the company’s entire historical catalog and a conglomerate of channels that are not currently represented on other streaming services.
The new Paramount+ channel, created by Viacom and CBS, will be launched in the United States, Latin America and Canada on March 4, in the Nordic countries on March 25, in Australia in the middle of this year and in other regions later this year. In these countries, the catalog available will depend on agreements with local broadcasters or other streaming companies operating in those regions.
The Paramount+ service will feature Paramount Pictures spectacular catalog of movies and exclusive television programming from Showtime, CBS, BET, MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and Smithsonian. Much of the content found on these channels is now distributed on other streaming services and may disappear in the future. We will see what will happen with franchises as powerful as Star Trek that are currently available on Netflix worldwide.
This new channel that will compete directly against Netflix, HBO Max, Prime Video and Disney+ is expected to be priced similar and we will surely have an interesting launch offer. Among the products it has in its portfolio for the future, the series about the video game Halo, the return of Dexter and the new season of The good fight that everyone is waiting for after Trump peculiar departure.
Another interesting point will be to see what will happen with Paramount’s future cinema movie releases and if we will have them at the same time on its streaming channel, something we have already seen in services such as HBO Max and Disney+.
For now Paramount+ seems that it will broadcast in maximum 1080p quality and Dolby Digital sound, there is no comment on 4K HDR quality and advanced multichannel sound. We’ll keep an eye out and do our review when it becomes available.