LONDON & NEW YORK & PHILADELPHIA–(Business enterprise WIRE)–Comcast Company (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAC, VIACA) today announced a partnership to start a new subscription video clip on demand from customers (SVOD) service in far more than 20 European territories encompassing 90 million houses. SkyShowtime will bring collectively decades of direct-to-consumer encounter and the extremely very best leisure, flicks, and original collection from the NBCUniversal, Sky and ViacomCBS portfolio of brand names, together with titles from SHOWTIME, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pics, Paramount+ Originals, Sky Studios, Common Images, and Peacock. The service’s huge slate will span all genres and viewers categories, which include scripted dramas, youngsters and family members, essential franchises, premiere videos, community programming, documentaries/factual content, and far more.
The new SVOD company is envisioned to launch in 2022, subject matter to regulatory acceptance. It will in the long run be out there to people in Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.
SkyShowtime will be household to 10,000+ hrs of enjoyment from some of the major creators and most beloved information from around the world. The new company will contain initially-operate, new flicks and Television set seasons launching every month with a high quality library of all-time favorites, classics, and family and youngsters programming.
“With the start of SkyShowtime we are perfectly positioned to make use of our global material engine to create a persuasive streaming offering, immediately and at scale, with a clever strategic phased expenditure,” claimed Raffaele Annecchino, President & Chief Executive Officer of ViacomCBS Networks International. “As a complement to our a short while ago announced Paramount+ partnership with Sky in the Uk, Italy, and Germany, SkyShowtime represents a massive prospect to speed up our market place expansion and build a leadership posture in SVOD in Europe.”
“Our new streaming provider, SkyShowtime, will mix the very best of the US and Europe with iconic makes and planet-class amusement for millions of shoppers in extra than 20 new markets in Europe,” claimed Dana Potent, Group Chief Government, Sky. “On the heels of Peacock coming to Sky, this partnership delivers an modern approach to promptly scale internationally and monetize material throughout Europe. Drawing on the strength of the amazing programming from NBCUniversal, Sky, and ViacomCBS, and run by Peacock’s platform technological know-how, SkyShowtime will deliver a genuinely persuasive lineup for the whole household and potent manufacturer recognition throughout these regions.”
The partnership will be structured as a joint enterprise, with equal investment decision and joint manage by ViacomCBS and Comcast. Further detail on the SkyShowtime service supplying, which includes subscription selling price, will be introduced at a later on date.
About Comcast Company
Comcast Company (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a worldwide media and technology business that connects people to moments that make a difference. We are principally concentrated on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with 57 million shopper interactions throughout the United States and Europe. We produce broadband, wi-fi, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Company, and Sky brands create, distribute, and stream top amusement, sports, and news as a result of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Common Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal Information Group, NBC Athletics, Sky Information, and Sky Sports activities and supply memorable experiences at Common Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Check out www.comcastcorporation.com for far more data.
ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC VIACA) is a primary world media and amusement enterprise that produces premium information and ordeals for audiences all over the world. Pushed by iconic client brands, its portfolio features CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Images, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, Bet, Paramount+, Pluto Television set and Simon & Schuster, amid many others. The enterprise delivers the largest share of the U.S. tv viewers and offers just one of the industry’s most vital and intensive libraries of Tv and film titles. In addition to providing progressive streaming services and electronic video clip solutions, ViacomCBS supplies powerful capabilities in generation, distribution and advertising and marketing options.
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