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Global and local stars including Dani Levy and the cast of THE SHEIK, plus Anson Mount from STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS and 1883's Marc Rissmann, celebrated the launch during an exclusive event in Berlin
Following the launch last week in France and today in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Paramount is now available in 45 markets worldwide.
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BERLIN, Dec. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramount, the global streaming service from Paramount (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA), launches today in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, with thousands of hours of entertainment available upon launch of the service in France on December 1, and establishing a year of global expansion as the service is now available in 45 markets.
To celebrate its latest release, Paramount rolled out its iconic blue carpet at the UCI Luxe in Berlin and hosted an unforgettable event showcasing the first images of some of Paramount's premium content. World and local stars gathered for this exclusive event, including STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS star Anson Mount, 1883's Marc Rissmann, Dani Levy and the cast of THE SHEIK, plus cast members from GERMANY SHORE and the entire cast. by SPOTLIGHT. During the event, it was also announced that the second season of YELLOWJACKETS will premiere in March in various markets around the world.
The streaming service offers a wide range of content for the whole family, including exclusive new Paramount Originals, hit shows and popular movies across all genres from Paramount brands and production studios including CBS, Comedy Central, MTV , Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, SHOWTIME® and Smithsonian Channel™, offering the best of exclusive international titles and local content.
In addition to the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS, as well as the US series YELLOWSTONE and its prequel 1883, global series that will be available on Paramount in Germany, Switzerland and Austria include SUPER PUMPED: THE BATTLE FOR UBER , which tells the story of one of Silicon Valley's most successful and destructive unicorns; THE OFFER, based on Oscar®-winning producer Albert S., THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, which follows a new alien character who arrives on Earth at a pivotal moment in human evolution, and TULSA KING, with Sylvester Stallone as Dwight "The General" Manfredi just after being released from a 25-year prison sentence and unceremoniously exiled by his boss to settle in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which has just been greenlit for a second season.
In addition, Paramount will host a selection of new blockbusters following its theatrical and home release, including "Top Gun: Maverick," which hits the service on December 22.
Paramount is investing in local content and talent, with an unparalleled range of German originals including DER SCHEICH (The Sheik) (December 22), SPOTLIGHT (December 8), Nickelodeon's hit series about talented students in acting, dancing and singing from the Berlin School of Art, and SIMON BECKETT'S CHEMISTRY OF DEATH (January 2023), a gripping crime series based on the acclaimed best-selling novels, among others.
Marco Nobili, Paramount Executive Vice President and General Manager, International, commented: "There is no doubt that 2022 has been the year of global expansion for Paramount. With the latest launch in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and in France last week, we are now broadcasting in key markets in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia and soon India.With our unbeatable offering of family-friendly content delivered across such a broad footprint, we are well positioned to continue our momentum in 2023".
FEATURED RANGE OF CONTENT
Unrivaled German content
DER SCHEICH. Award-winning filmmaker Dani Levy tells the story of a one-of-a-kind con man from him. In eight episodes, family man Ringo (Björn Meyer) reinvents himself and conquers the financial world of Zurich as the illegitimate son of a multibillion-dollar Arab dynasty, with nothing more than a bunch of bizarre stories and a fake $8 billion bank statement. . At the same time, Carla (Petra Schmidt-Schaller), Ringo's wife, becomes involved in a dangerous web of lies, money and greed.
Sixth season of SPOTLIGHT, Nickelodeon's hit series about the talented students of acting, dancing and singing at the Berlin School of the Arts. This season, the well-known cast grows to include new students and is supported as always by guest stars from TV, music and the world of influencers, such as singers Lotte and Madeline Juno, TikTok stars JulesBoringLife and Twenty4Tim, and businesswoman, choreographer, and author Nikeata Thompson.
SIMON BECKETT'S CHEMISTRY OF DEATH (January 2023), a gripping crime series based on the acclaimed bestselling novels about forensic anthropologist Dr. David Hunter. Abandoning his police career after a stroke of fate, Hunter seeks peace and quiet as a family doctor in the English countryside. But when a dead body is discovered in the woods, the local police ask for your help. The British-German cast includes Harry Treadaway as Dr. David Hunter, French-German actress Jeanne Goursaud and German actor Hardy Krüger Jr.
The green cyber-thriller series A THIN LINE (early 2023) revolves around young twin sisters Anna (Saskia Rosendahl) and Benni (Hanna Hilsdorf), who use every digital tool at their disposal to expose crimes against environment. When her hack of a government server leads to a police raid, the introverted Anna is arrested and the charismatic Benni goes missing. Shortly after, Anna receives a visit from the head of a police unit (Peter Kurth) against cybercrime. When he reveals that Benni is part of a new radical terrorist group that is carrying out violent attacks against politicians and businesses, Anna must decide which side to take.
The series KOHLRABENSCHWARZ (in 2023) based on the mystery audio drama series of the same name. Actor Michael Kessler, who came up with the idea together with writer Tommy Krappweis, reprises the role of recently divorced psychologist Stefan Schwab, who has retired to the quiet foothills of the Alps. But, contrary to his plans, he does not find peace, since ancient legends suddenly seem to have awakened there: Children disappear, "sinners" are killed, archaic legends come true.
In addition to a wide selection of international reality shows, Paramount will also premiere exclusive German reality shows starting in December. On December 15, Paramount will premiere new episodes of MTV's popular reality format GERMANY SHORE, formerly known as Reality Shore. The party-hungry reality stars spare no conflicts or physical contact and pull out everything in their power to party and brawl in sunny Croatia. The crazy challenges push reality stars to their limits and unite them as a family, while emotions run wild.
There's also a wide variety of kids' and family-friendly content, including BIG NATE, a new animated series about a sixth-grader who has a never-ending need to prove his awesomeness to the world; PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE, as well as all 217 episodes of the series, including exclusive new episodes from Season 9; top features SECRET HEADQUARTERS, starring Owen Wilson, and SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2; the CG animated series STAR TREK: PRODIGY; the RUGRATS reboot; and THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS: FAIRLY ODDER, a new live-action/animation mix series based on Nickelodeon's landmark animated series.
Paramount also offers a library of beloved children's and family franchises like "SpongeBob SquarePants," "Paw Patrol" and many more.
Paramount originals include TULSA KING, starring Sylvester Stallone as a New York mob kingpin just after being released from jail after 25 years and being unceremoniously exiled by his boss to settle in Tulsa, Oklahoma; THE OFFER, a limited series based on Oscar®-winning producer Albert S. Ruddy's extraordinary, never-before-seen experiences on the set of "The Godfather," with Miles Teller, Matthew Goode and Juno Temple; 1883, the highly anticipated prequel to Taylor Sheridan's “Yellowstone,” which follows the Dutton family as they journey west across the Great Plains to the last bastion of untamed America, with German star Marc Rissmann; 1923, also from Sheridan, with Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford in the next installment of the "Yellowstone" origin story, which introduces a new generation of the Dutton family and explores the early years of the 20th century; and HALO, a series based on the iconic Xbox franchise that chronicles an epic conflict in the 26th century between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant.
In addition, Paramount is the destination for "Star Trek" fans in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The service features STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, which follows the journeys of Starfleet on its missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and a Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first you must understand yourself; and STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS, which is based on the years when Captain Christopher Pike steered the U.S.S. Enterprise. The series will feature fan favorites from the second season of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock. The series will follow Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock, and Number One in the years before Captain Kirk boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy.
SHOWTIME® exclusives include AMERICAN GIGOLO, a contemporary reimagining of the iconic 1980 film; SUPER PUMPED: THE BATTLE FOR UBER, which tells the story of one of Silicon Valley's most successful and destructive unicorns, Uber; and THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, based on the novel and iconic film of the same name, which follows an alien who arrives on Earth at a pivotal moment in human evolution.
These series are in addition to Paramount's international original scripts produced in association with independent production companies in various international markets. In addition to the German scripts, previously announced original scripts from around the world to be available in 2023 include SEXY BEAST and A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW from the UK; BOSÉ from Latin America and Spain; SINALOA'S FIRST LADY and ONE MUST DIE from Mexico.
Starting today, Paramount in Germany, Switzerland and Austria will be available online at https://paramountplus.de on mobile devices and a wide range of connected TV devices through distribution via Apple, Amazon, Google, Samsung, Roku and others. Users will be able to subscribe at the price of 7.99 euros or 12 Swiss francs after a 7-day trial period. Paramount will also launch on Sky platforms in Germany and Austria on December 8. Through this agreement, Sky subscribers with Sky Cinema will have access to Paramount content at no additional cost, and the Paramount app will be launched on Sky Q. In French-speaking Switzerland, Paramount will be distributed exclusively through Canal as part of the offers CANAL Famille, CANAL Ciné Séries and CANAL La Totale.
About Paramount Paramount is a global subscription digital video streaming service from Paramount that offers a mountain of premium entertainment for audiences of all ages. Internationally, the streaming service boasts a vast library of original series, hit shows, and popular movies across all genres from world-renowned brands and production studios, including SHOWTIME®, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and Smithsonian Channel™, plus a strong lineup of world-class local content. The service is already available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Latin America, the Caribbean, France, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and South Korea.
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