New streaming service SkyShowtime will be officially launched on September 20, bringing its premium offering of exclusive and iconic entertainment to millions of homes across Europe for the first time. SkyShowtime CEO Monty Sarhan said: “It’s time… for SkyShowtime, — the next great streaming service for Europe. Just months after receiving full regulatory approval, SkyShowtime will officially launch on 20 September 2022. We’re excited for our customers to have exclusive access to the latest series and movie premieres from our iconic and world-renowned studios. We look forward to sharing further details about launch dates for our other markets and bringing SkyShowtime to even more people across Europe.”
A joint venture of Comcast—parent company of NBCUniversal and Sky— and Paramount Global, SkyShowtime will launch in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden on 20 September, before expanding into the Netherlands later this year in Q4. SkyShowtime will continue its roll out across Spain, Portugal, Andorra, and Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) over the coming months and through Q1 2023. CEE markets include Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia. Specific launch dates and pricing in these markets will be announced in the coming months.
SkyShowtime will featuring thousands of hours of quality entertainment for the whole family, and it will be home to a wide selection of the world’s most highly anticipated series and movies. It will feature the exclusive television premieres of first-run theatrical films from Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures, Hollywood’s two oldest studios and which together account for nearly 50% of Hollywood box office.
In addition, SkyShowtime features new premium scripted series, kids and family content and a selection of iconic 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 will replace 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", 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 Regional General Manager for Northern Europe Henriette Skov commented: “We’re thrilled to launch SkyShowtime across the Nordics and look forward to offering our customers the very best selection of global series and movies all in one place.”