Under a new arrangement, Sky Q will add 10,000 hours of new shows and movies (at no extra cost).
Under a new relationship with US studio Paramount Pictures, SKY Q viewers can look forward to hundreds of hours of exclusive series and movies – all at no extra cost to some Sky users.
Next year, Sky has secured an additional 10,000 hours of exclusive programmes and movies for its UK consumers. From 2022, the satellite broadcaster has struck a multi-year deal to deliver Netflix competitor Paramount+ to its Sky Q set-top box.
Paramount+ is a streaming service from Paramount Pictures (the studio with the snow-capped mountainside and stars around the summit) that is presently only available in the United States. The Netflix competitor, which is owned by Comcast and ViacomCBS, offers access to shows from CBS, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, and the Smithsonian Channel, among others. Hundreds more movies from Paramount Pictures are also included, as the name suggests.
To compete with Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, Paramount+ is developing a slew of original productions, including more than a dozen South Park features, new SpongeBob SquarePants episodes, and the Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run flick.
In the United States, shows like Stephen King’s The Stand, Star Trek: Picard, The Good Fight, Why Women Kill, Tooning Out the News, and Star Trek: Discovery are already available on the service.
The good news is that, thanks to the new collaboration, all of this material – and more – will be available on Sky Q.
“Paramount+ is the latest in a series of apps to come to Sky Q, adding more than 10,000 hours of content, further enhancing Sky’s aggregation strategy and enabling Sky customers to watch even more of the best content together in one place on the Sky Q platform,” according to the satellite broadcaster. Paramount+ costs $4.99 per month for a basic plan and $9.99 per month for a premium plan. What about Sky Q subscribers? It’s entirely unrestricted.
Sky Cinema users will receive exclusive films from Paramount+ at no additional cost when the service launches, giving them access to both streaming services with more than 10,000 hours of additional content for one low price.
The feature films from Paramount Pictures will continue to be featured on Sky Cinema as part of this partnership. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”