The new streaming service SkyShowtime has officially launched across Europe. The platform now offers a premium offering across Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden for the first time. The company also announced upcoming launches in the Netherlands and Portugal, which will both go live on 25 October. “Our time has come. It’s finally time for SkyShowtime. We are so excited that customers in the Nordics will have exclusive access to the latest series and movie premieres from our iconic and world-renowned studios," SkyShowtime CEO Monty Sarhan said. "We are also excited to announce that next month, audiences in the Netherlands and Portugal will be able to experience SkyShowtime as we continue our expansion across Europe.”
SkyShowtime’s monthly price will be €6,99 in Finland, SEK 79 in Sweden, NOK 79 in Norway, and DKK 69 in Denmark. SkyShowtime will also be available through the following distribution partners across its Nordic markets: Allente, RiksTV, Ruutu, Sappa, Strim, Telenor, Tele2, Telia, Telmore and YouSee from Nuuday, and TV 2 Play. Once launched across more than 20 countries, its apps and content will be available in 18 different languages.
Featuring thousands of hours of content aimed at families, Skyshowtime features the exclusive television premieres of first-run theatrical films from Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures, Hollywood’s two oldest studios which together account for nearly 50% of Hollywood box office. Some of the films housed by the service include "Top Gun: Maverick," "Jurassic World Dominion," and"Minions: The Rise of Gru." Other blockbusters that will be premiering on SkyShowtime include "The Northman," "Sing 2," "Sonic the Hedgehog 2," "The Lost City," "Downton Abbey: A New Era," "Nope," "Belfast," "Ambulance," and "The Bad Guys."
Starting today, customers will have access to the series premieres of highly anticipated SHOWTIME® drama "American Gigolo," "Law & Order" Season 21 from Peacock, and several Sky Originals including "The Rising," "The Fear Index," and "The Midwich Cuckoos." Over the coming months, additional series premieres will include Yellowstone Season 5, Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin, Vampire Academy and Showtime series "Yellowjackets" Season 2 and "Let The Right One In." In addition, SkyShowtime features new premium scripted series, kids and family content and a selection of library titles and box sets from Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks Animation, Paramount+, SHOWTIME®, Sky Studios and Peacock - all streaming in one place. SkyShowtime will also feature local original programming, documentaries and specials from its markets.
In the Nordics, as part of the partnership with Paramount, SkyShowtime now replaces Paramount+, allowing existing and future customers to watch current Paramount+ favourites such as "Halo," "Yellowstone," The Offer and "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds," as well as SHOWTIME® originals "Yellowjackets," "Dexter: New Blood," "Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber," and "The First Lady." And for the first time, subscribers will gain access to even more new and exclusive premium series and movies spanning the best of Universal Pictures, Sky Originals and NBCUniversal. "SkyShowtime is now live across the Nordics and we are thrilled to offer entertainment fans the very best selection of global series and movies all in one place," SkyShowtime Regional General Manager for Northern Europe Henriette Skov said.