New streaming service Paramount+ to launch for free for Sky Cinema subscribers in Ireland
This is where we'll FINALLY get to see the upcoming HALO TV series!
Following the recent announcement that NBCUniversal's streaming platform Peacock will be made freely available for Sky and NOW customers later in 2021, it has been confirmed that Paramount's streaming service, titled Paramount+, will also be added to Sky and NOW subscriptions.
Initially launched in the United States in March of this year, it is expected that Paramount+ will be added to the Sky services in early 2022.
Those who have Sky Cinema will be given access to the service for free, while those with any other Sky subscription will be able to add-on the Paramount+ subscription. Additionally, all NOW Cinema Members will get access to Paramount movies that appear on Sky Cinema.
2022 will see Paramount+ launch HALO, the new series based on the hit video game franchise, as well as The Offer, an all-star mini-series telling the behind-the-scenes story of the making of The Godfather, and the newly updated revival of iCarly.
Paramount+ customers will also get earlier access to some of their big blockbusters, including the new entries into the Mission: Impossible, Transformers and Paranormal Activity series. Currently, there is a 45-day window between movies arriving in cinemas and being made available on Paramount+.
And, as part of their recent $900 million deal, all FOURTEEN of the upcoming South Park movies over the next six years will be made exclusively available on Paramount+.
Stephen van Rooyen, Executive VP & Chief Executive, UK & Europe at Sky, had this to say about the announcement:
"This is another example of how we are innovating for our customers and further aggregating all the best apps and content together in one place on Sky Q, giving them more great TV to watch than ever before. Paramount+ is an excellent service with a huge range of fantastic films and TV series, and our new, broader agreement with ViacomCBS will benefit both businesses."