The European expansion of Paramount+ wrapped up on Thursday by launching in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, bringing with it new original Star Trek series. The streaming service also launched in France last Friday. To celebrate the latest European launches there was a big event in Berlin and Strange New Worlds star Anson Mount was there.
Like with launches earlier this year in UK, Ireland and Italy, the launch of Paramount+ in these new markets brings with it the same three Star Trek series: Strange New Worlds, Discovery, and Prodigy. In addition, all the live-action legacy shows are now available (The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise). There is also a selection of Star Trek feature films, with the specific lists varying by country. Lower Decks and Picard remain available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in these markets.
All four seasons of Discovery are available now. For Strange New Worlds, the service is launching with the first two episodes from the first season, with two more episodes being released weekly. And for Prodigy the service is launching with the first 13 episodes of the first season with more season one episodes arriving weekly.
Here is the dubbed French trailer for Strange New Worlds.
The service also includes a number of other Paramount Global content from Paramount+, Showtime, Nickelodeon, and the Paramount Network such as The Offer, The Man Who Fell To Earth, Halo, Yellowstone, Big Nate, and more. The service also includes a wide selection of films, with Top Gun: Maverick coming to the service on December 22nd. There is also localized content including new original series in French and German.
Paramount+ is available in France at paramountplus.fr and in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria at paramountplus.de and via mobile devices and smart TVs. It is priced at € 7.99 or CHF 12 after a 7-day trial period. Paramount+ will also launch on Sky platforms in Germany and Austria on December 8. Sky subscribers with Sky Cinema will have access to Paramount+ content at no additional cost, and the Paramount+ app will launch on Sky Q. In French-speaking Switzerland, Paramount+ will be exclusively distributed via Canal+ as part of the offers CANAL+ Famille, CANAL+ Ciné Séries and CANAL+ La Totale.
Here is the Paramount+ launch promo for Germany.
Paramount held a blue carpet event at the UCI Luxe in Berlin to celebrate the launch. And one of the stars that came along was Anson Mount, from Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Mount walked the blue carpet with the top brass from the company, including Paramount Global’s president and CEO of streaming Tom Ryan, and the president and CEO of international markets Pam Kaufman.
UPDATE: Paramount tweeted out some video from the event including Anson Mount.
A Night Under the Stars with @pam_kaufman12, @StarTrek’s @ansonmount & more to celebrate #ParamountPlus in Germany🇩🇪, Switzerland🇨🇭, & Austria🇦🇹 pic.twitter.com/lP5CCkM1jz
— Paramount (@paramountco) December 12, 2022
In addition to appearing on the blue carpet, Mount introduced a screening of the series premiere of Strange New Worlds.
The launch event included a few special displays including a Star Trek transporter where attendees could get beamed up.
Of course, Anson joined in and got beamed up, which you can see in the Instagram video below.
With the latest launches, Paramount+ is now available in the biggest markets, covering over half the total population of Europe. For the rest of the continent, Paramount Global has partnered with Comcast on a new service called SkyShowtime. The service offers a selection of Star Trek content, but not everything that is available on Paramount+. SkyShowtime includes Strange New Worlds and Prodigy, but not Discovery (see our previous report for more details).
SkyShowtime is already available in the Nordic countries, the Netherlands and Portugal. On December 14th it launches in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. In February it rolls out to Albania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia. A launch in Spain and Andora will come later in 2023. The service is available direct-to-consumer via the SkyShowtime app across Apple iOS, tvOS, Android devices, and through the website: www.skyshowtime.com.
Paramount+ has now been launched in 45 markets around the world. The streaming service is now available across the Americas, the Caribbean, Australia, and Europe. For now, the only market in Asia with Paramount+ is South Korea, but the company has already announced plans to launch in India in 2023, and plans for additional expansion across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Happy launch day to #ParamountPlus in 🇩🇪 Germany, 🇨🇭 Switzerland & 🇦🇹 Austria! https://t.co/CQU5LoDP1k pic.twitter.com/aEtViRxrDu
— Paramount (@paramountco) December 8, 2022
Special thanks to the teams at PlanetTrek.DE and the Star Trek French Club for their assistance with this article.
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