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Paramount+ to combine with Showtime in one stream app - Deadline

Paramount+ to combine with Showtime in one stream app – Deadline

Paramount + and show time They are combined into a single streaming app.

The full compilation comes on the heels of an initial move last year to unify the two bills, with deep discounts, such as Paramount Global He was looking forward to giving Paramount+ an extra boost. Previously known as CBS All Access, the streaming service was rebranded in 2021.

New subscribers will be able to subscribe to Paramount + With Showtime for $7.99 per month for the basic ad-supported service and $12.99 for the ad-free version. Existing subscribers can upgrade to the bundle within their apps. After the introductory discount ends on October 2, the bundle will cost $11.99 with ads or $14.99 without. Subscribers interested in getting Showtime only, no Paramount+, will still be able to get it for $10.99 per month as a stand-alone show as well as through third-party distributors.

Before the bundle was introduced, Paramount+ was priced at $4.99 per month with ads, or $9.99 without ads. (Live shows, especially sports, are not part of the no-ads promise.)

The Paramount Collection comes as Warner Bros Discovery works to combine HBO Max and Discovery+ into one app. Disney’s three-part package from Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu has been a huge hit since its launch in 2020. For now, each service within them remains separate, although it is widely expected that Hulu will move to Disney+ as soon as the Disney gets full control of Hulu in 2024.

Paramount Global said Paramount+ added 4.9 million subscribers in the second quarter ended June 30, reaching 43.3 million, the largest portion of the company’s total subscriber base of nearly 64 million. The company plans to have Paramount+ in 60 global regions by the end of the year. Outside the United States, some Showtime shows have already been broadcast on Paramount+.

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When announcing the full suite, Paramount Global said its goal is to make recording and finding programming a smoother process.

“The Basic+ With the Showtime package, it offers consumers unprecedented value by providing one of the broadest libraries of broadcast content at one of the lowest prices on the market,” said Tom Ryan, President and CEO of Broadcasting. Basic global flow. “This unique user experience facilitates subscription and enhances discovery, and this lower price will allow more families to enjoy this exceptional shared entertainment offer.”