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Paramount Plus joins the streaming war with new movies and low prices

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Paramount Plus joins the streaming war with new movies and low prices
Paramount Plus joins the streaming war with new movies and low prices

Paramount Plus, the brand new shiny replacement for CBS All Access, launching in the United States on March 4. In a special event on Wednesday, ViacomCBS announced more details on the new streaming service.

The streaming service isn’t launching with a ton of new content, but there will be many upcoming shows based on existing content, such as a Grease prequel about the Pink Ladies and a reimagined Love Story. The service’s launch exclusives will includes the delayed Spongebob movie, Sponge on the Run. Also announced are The Offer, a 10 episode miniseries about the making of The Godfather; an iteration of MTV’s Behind the Music; and a revival of BET’s The Game.

Two new Star Trek shows will also arrive to Paramount Plus: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds — which details the maiden voyages of the USSS Enterprise— and animated kids’ show Star Trek: Prodigies. Crime procedural Criminal Minds will also get a reimagined series, with the cast returning, where instead of a case per episode, each season will follow one case.

As for family content, a new Spongebob prequel series and a Rugrats reboot — along with more from the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender — will come to Paramount Plus. An iCarly sequel series, where the original characters are now 10 years older, will also arrive in the future.

BET, Nickelodeon, MTV, and Comedy Central all fall under the ViacomCBS banner, so over 30,000 episodes of shows from those channels will head to Paramount Plus. Viacom CBS will heavily integrate live sports and news into the streaming service, combining linear and streaming content. Over 1,000 sporting events will air on Paramount Plus — including NFL and college football and soccer — and there will be 24-hour news, as well as documentaries on timely news events.

Additionally. existing content from CBS All Access, like Star Trek: Discovery, will also be available on Paramount Plus.

Old movies from a wide variety of studios will also find a home on the platform, and new theatrical titles will come to the streaming service. A Quiet Place: Part II, premiering this September, and Mission: Impossible 7, out this November, will land on Paramount Plus just 45 days after it releases in theaters.

Paramount Plus will be available on two different pricing tiers: an ad-support version with all the Paramount movies, Paramount Plus originals, and a good portion of the library for $4.99 a month and a premium tier that includes live sports, news, and TV for $9.99 a month.

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