Viacom to Roll Out Paramount+ SVOD Across Nordics


Viacom International Media Networks is launching Paramount+, a new SVOD streaming platform that offers the first pay-TV window for Paramount Pictures’ new movie releases, classic films and more than 800 episodes of popular programs from Viacom-owned networks MTV and Comedy Central.

Paramount+ will be available as of October 1 to premium subscribers of YouSee (TDC Group) and Telenor/Canal Digital in Denmark, Com Hem and Telenor/Canal Digital in Sweden, and Get (TDC Group) and Telenor/Canal Digital in Norway. The new streaming service will have its own branded environment in each pay-TV operator’s user interface.

Paramount+ will have a first pay-TV window for new movie releases such as Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Allied, Fences, Monster Trucks, Rings, Brother Nature, Goat and xXx: Return of Xander Cage. In addition, the service will offer hit films from Paramount’s library and on-demand access to episodes of popular MTV and Comedy Central shows, including Inside Amy Schumer, Geordie Shore, Broad City, Teen Mom and South Park. In the coming months movies such as Baywatch, Ghost in the Shell, Transformers: The Last Knight and Mother! will also be added to Paramount+. Additional offerings will include classic movies such as The Godfather Parts I, II and III, Shutter Island, True Grit, Star Trek: Into Darkness and The Ring.

Andrea Sahlgren, the senior VP, general manager for VIMN Nordics, said: “Paramount+ is a groundbreaking concept for us and an important extension of our pay TV offer to our linear distribution partners. It’s the first time we’re aggregating first run movie rights with our TV content under the Paramount brand for SVOD access, available for our pay-TV operators only. It’s the perfect complement to our existing linear TV and VOD offerings and will meet unrivalled demand from viewers in all the Nordic countries to be able to watch their favorite TV shows and movies when, where and on whatever device they want.”