Paramount Plus joins streaming service competition Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus, HBO Max and new service Peacock.
“All the data suggests, and we’re still relatively early in the streaming world, that overwhelmingly people will subscribe to more than one service,” ViacomCBC CEO and President Bob Bakish told CNBC. “It’s why differentiation and brand positioning is so important.”
Along with the rebrand, the platform will also see five new original series.
These series include:
- “The Offer,” a 10-episode scripted miniseries that is based on Al Ruddy’s experience creating “The Godfather.”
- “Lioness,” a spy drama based on a real-life CIA program.
- “MTV’s Behind the Music — The Top 40,” which will take a look at the top 40 music artists of all time.
- “The Real Criminal Minds,” a true-crime docuseries based on the original show.
- “The Game,” a revival of the BET show, according to Variety.
These series join a previously announced SpongeBob SquarePants spinoff series, “Kamp Koral,” as well as a new SpongeBob movie with a planned release date of 2021.
Paramount Plus will also see a larger library than CBS All Access, including shows and films from CBS, BET, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV and Paramount Pictures. Overall, the service will offer around 30,000 episodes and films, per The Verge.
“With Paramount Plus, we’re excited to establish one global streaming brand in the broad-pay segment that will draw on the sheer breadth and depth of the ViacomCBS portfolio to offer an extraordinary collection of content for everyone to enjoy,” Bakish said per Variety.