In recent years, new television services have continued to emerge in diffusion. Two of the most important traditional networks in the United States, CBS and NBC, have also launched their respective platforms, but they are not yet available in Europe.
These are Paramount+ and Peacock. While the first is already available in Spanish after its launch in Latin America, the second is still exclusive to a few markets, such as the United States, United Kingdom or Italy.
In February 2022, we learned of ViacomCBS and NBCUniversal’s intention to bring their respective content to Europe under a single platform, which will be called SkyShowtime. This, in turn, was born from the union of two other brands: Sky (same owner as Peacock) and Showtime (by ViacomCBS).
But what probably interests you the most is when can we enjoy all the Paramount + and Peacock series and films in Europe.
When will SkyShowtime be released in Europe?
Unfortunately, there is no definite answer to this question. We know that in principle it should be published at mid 2022
How much will SkyShowtime cost in Europe?
The price that the new subscription platform will have is a bit complicated to predict, especially if we take into account that it will include the content of two services in diffusion many.
This is the price everyone has in the United States:
- Paramount+ (standard plan): $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year
- Paramount+ (Premium plan): $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year
- Peacock Free (free plan): Free
- Peacock (basic plan): $4.99 per month
- Peacock (Premium plan): $9.99 per month
In Europe, they may decide to also offer a basic plan at $4.99 per month and a Premium plan at $9.99 per month. They are also likely to decide to match it to what other platforms such as Netflix or HBO Max cost (starting at $7.99 and $8.99 per month respectively).
Will SkyShowtime arrive in Latin America?
Unless there are last minute changes, content from Paramount+ and Peacock will not reach Latin America via SkyShowtime, but the two differentiated platforms will remain.
As of March 4, 2021, the Paramount+ service is also available in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, in Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. In Argentina and Chile, it is via Telefe and Chilevisión respectively.
As for Peacock, there is still no date set for its arrival in Latin America, but it is believed that it will be at the end of 2022. We do not know if it will also do so as Peacock or under another new platform. or existing. .
In which countries will SkyShowtime be available?
Here is the list of confirmed countries where SkyShowtime will be broadcast:
- Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Europe, Romania, Serbia, Sweden
What content will SkyShowtime offer?
In the press release announcing the birth of SkyShowtime, it was assured that the new platform would include “more than 10,000 hours of entertainment from some of the best creators and the most popular content in the world”.
In addition to classics and programs aimed at a family audience, the new service will be the platform for exclusive films and series that will arrive every month. Titles from Showtime, Nickeldeon, Paramount Pictures, Paramount+ Originals, Sky Studios, Universal Pictures and Peacock will be included.
In the United States, Peacock already includes series such as one of us is lying, Office, Downton Abbey O Bates Motelwhile in Paramount+ we find Criminal minds, The good fight, Star Trek: Picard, RuPaul’s Drag Raceamong others.