23 MAY 2023

Paramount+ will be combined with Showtime in the United States on June 27

Paramount Global confirmed that its flagship streaming service Paramount+ will combine with its Showtime app in the United States on June 27. The merger will come with an increase in pricing.

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Paramount Global confirmed that its flagship streaming service Paramount+ will combine with its Showtime app in the United States on June 27. The merger will come with an increase in pricing: the Paramount+ with Showtime premium tier will cost US$11.99 per month, while the standalone option of Paramount+ will increase from US$4.99 to US$5.99.

Previously, Paramount+ had two separate premium plans: one without Showtime, for a monthly price of US$9.99, and another with Showtime, for US$11.99. These changes do away with the intermediate plan, which offered just Paramount+ content and ad-free streaming without Showtime. The service will continue to offer its essential plan without Showtime and with ads.

“This summer, Paramount+ will officially become the streaming home for Showtime, further advancing our lead in being the total household service. By integrating the Showtime premium and critically acclaimed portfolio with the service’s already broad and popular slate, all at a competitive price, we will solidify Paramount+ as a cornerstone in streaming,”  commented Tom Ryan, President and CEO of Paramount Streaming.

Paramount Global also confirmed that, by the end of the year, it plans to sunset the Showtime app and rebrand the linear premium pay TV channel as Paramount+ with Showtime to “deliver a distinguished premium service with hit originals across linear and streaming – the first to truly integrate streaming and linear content this way,”  according to the company.

The unified Paramount+ with Showtime offer will include Showtime’s originals like “Yellowjackets,” “Dexter,” “Your Honor,” “Billions,” “George & Tammy,” and “The Chi,” as well as non-fiction projects including “Couples Therapy” and “We Need to Talk About Cosby.” That will be combined with Paramount+’s lineup that comprises franchises such as the Taylor Sheridan universe (“1923” and “Tulsa King”), “Star Trek,” or “SpongeBob SquareParnts,” as well as films like “Top Gun” and “Scream,” and library series including “NCIS” and “PAW Patrol.” In addition, Paramount+ in the United States offers live events and sports.

“From ‘Yellowjackets’ to ‘Your Honor,’ Showtime is home to big, premium, sophisticated series which will now be complemented with broad, blockbuster originals and movies in the alignment of Paramount+ with Showtime. Together, Paramount+ with Showtime will provide our consumers a much more rewarding experience with our vast set of unique originals and deep library of iconic shows and hit films,”  said Chris McCarthy, President and CEO of Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios & Paramount Media Networks.

This summer, Paramount+ will officially become the streaming home for Showtime, further advancing our lead in being the total household service” Tom Ryan President and CEO of Paramount Streaming

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