ViacomCBS announced that its streaming service Paramount + will be launched on March 4, 2021 . On this day, he will work in the USA and Latin America. On March 25, the new service will be available in Canada and the Scandinavian countries. It will also appear in Australia and “some other regions” in the summer.
Nothing is known about the timing of the launch of Paramount + in Russia, however, it is noteworthy that the content of Paramount + in our country is available to subscribers of the Okko streaming platform , which is the exclusive partner of ViacomCBS .
The Paramount + service will replace the popular CBS All Access online cinema , which began operating in 2014 and today has about 8-9 million subscribers. Paramount + will be a multi-platform streaming service featuring original films and animations from Paramount Pictures , TV series and various programming from Showtime, CBS, BET, MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and Smithsonian , as well as an extensive news and sports component from CBS .
ViacomCBS promised to lay out at the start of the project “more than 30,000 movies and episodes” . Among the most notable were mentioned series channel Showtime «Rust» (Rust), based on the book of Philip Mayer (Philipp Meyer), and «of Halo» , based on the eponymous series of games for consoles the Microsoft the Xbox . As for the technical details of the upcoming broadcasts, there are not many details yet. It is known that some of the content will be broadcasted at 4K resolution , but about support for video in HDR, Dolby Vision , as well as soundtrack in Dolby Atmos or DTS: Xnothing is known yet. There is no information about the pricing policy either, but according to rumors, a month of premium subscription in the US will cost about $ 10 .
However, all the details regarding the new streaming service will be announced on February 24 , when ViacomCBS will hold an official presentation of the project.