Paramount+ has held a star studied evening ahead of the launch of the streaming service in the UK.
The event at Outernet London featured appearances from Kevin Costner, Viola Davis, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Naomie Harris, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Bill Nighy, David Oyelowo, Michelle Pfeiffer and Sylvester Stallone.
“Launching Paramount+ in the UK is not just about bringing the best of the world to Britain, it’s about getting even more of the best of Britain to the world,” Maria Kyriacou, President of Australia, Canada, Israel, and the UK. “The phenomenal power of British creativity with our storytelling tradition and talent on and off the screen will be the foundation for building an incredible slate of UK originals for Paramount+. Even before we launch, we have already commissioned 20 shows, with many more planned in the coming years. This is a moment to celebrate the incredible creative firepower of our producers, our creatives, our writers, and – of course – our on-screen talent.”
The premium SVOD service will offer more than 8,000 hours of content for the entire family, including blockbuster movies and TV series, new originals, and iconic shows. Plans have also been announced to commission 150 international originals by 2025.
Paramount+ launches in the UK and Ireland on June 22, after successfully landing in South Korea on June 16 and will continue its expansion to Italy in September, and to Germany, Switzerland, Austria (GSA) and France in December, with 45 markets expected to launch by the end of the year.
In the UK, Paramount+ will be available online at paramountplus.com on mobile and a wide range of connected TV devices via distribution through Apple, Amazon, Google, Roku and Samsung, and more.
It will be priced at £6.99 per month/£69.90 per annum after a seven day trial.
Sky Cinema subscribers will get Paramount+ included at no extra cost through a standalone app on Sky Glass and Sky Q.