6 DEC 2023

Paramount+ debuts in Japan in partnership with J:COM and WOWOW 

Paramount+ officially marked its entry into Japan with the launch on J:COM, one of Japan’s top cable television operators and broadband internet providers, and WOWOW, the top premium pay channel in the market.

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Paramount+ officially marked its entry into Japan with the launch on J:COM, one of Japan’s top cable television operators and broadband internet providers, and WOWOW, the top premium pay channel in the market. With this launch, Paramount+ is now officially present in all the top ten international SVOD growth markets. The Japanese audience are now able to enjoy the streaming service through the on-demand services of both J:COM and WOWOW, at no additional costs for their subscribers.

The line-up includes Paramount+ originals such as “Tulsa King,” “Mayor of Kingstown,” and “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,” which are exclusive to Paramount+ and already available at launch and for the first time in Japan; Hollywood hits like “Mission: Impossible,” “Bumblebee,” and “G.I. Joe” from Paramount Pictures; CBS TV shows like “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “NCIS”; and popular Showtime titles such as “Dexter” and “Ray Donovan.” Paramount+ offering also includes animated favorites such as Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “South Park.”

“The launch of Paramount+ in Japan marks a pivotal moment in our expansion, as our footprint now spans all of the top ten international markets. We are incredibly excited to launch with two great local partners, J:COM and WOWOW, as this allows us to combine our powerful global offering with our partners’ local platforms and content. I am confident this combination will create the right mix that our fans won’t want to miss,”  said Marco Nobili, Executive Vice President and International General Manager at Paramount+.

Yoichi Iwaki, President, Representative Director of J:COM, added: “I am delighted that through J:COM's network we can deliver attractive films and series from Paramount+ to everyone in Japan. I am confident that the exciting Paramount+ line-up will bring a new viewing experience to the Japanese audience. Together with Paramount and WOWOW, we look forward to exploring new dimensions of entertainment.”

Lastly, Akira Tanaka, Representative Director and CEO of WOWOW, concluded: “It is exciting that we are able to deliver the array of attractive content from Paramount+ to Japanese viewers through WOWOW On Demand, starting this December. This launch marks a significant moment for WOWOW, which has long been delivering outstanding content from around the world as a premium pay channel. Together with Paramount and J:COM, we will bring Paramount’s high-quality content and diverse offering to provide new thrilling and engaging content to the Japanese entertainment scene.”

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