2 JUN 2020

PARAMOUNT+ LAUNCHES IN RUSSIA ON THE OKKO OTT PLATFORM

ViacomCBS’s service is being made available as a separate subscription service for R199 (USD$2.89) a month for the first three months, rising to R299 a month afterwards.

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Paramount+ has launched in Russia on the Okko OTT platform. According to TelecomDaily, it is being made available as a separate subscription service for R199 (USD$2.89) a month for the first three months, rising to R299 a month afterwards.

It is also being offered in Okko’s Optimum and Premium subscriptions, which cost R399 and R799 a month respectively. Furthermore, a trial version of the Optimum package, including Paramount+, is being made available to new customers for only R1 a month.

The Paramount+ service is operated jointly by Okko and ViacomCBS Networks International and offers premium content from ViacomCBS brands, including Channel 5 and MTV. It also includes the bulk of the content of Comedy Central, shown for the first time and exclusively on Okko.

Okko was launched in 2011 and has a catalogue that includes 43,000 films, cartoons and series. It has a monthly audience of 2.8 million people and over 20 million users have visited the service since its launch.