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Paramount+, the CBS All Access streaming service rebrand that launches March 4, will cost $4.99 per month with ads in the U.S. (less than the $5.99 charged for CBS All Access), or $9.99 without ads and with additional sports, news and live TV content.

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ViacomCBS executives announced the pricing tiers in a virtual investor event held on Thursday, and also revealed that the service will be available across Latin America and Canada on March 4, with a Nordic launch a few weeks later and an Australian launch also planned for this year.

ViacomCBS CEO Tom Ryan justified bringing to market another streaming service with a plus in its name by explaining that research has shown how Viacom brands like Paramount, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, and Nickelodeon are well-known to viewers, and they will be showcased in the new service.

According to TechCrunch, executives also noted that Paramount+ will offer a combination of live news, live sports, and original entertainment delivered in 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision.

Paramount+ promises to host more than 30,000 TV show episodes and 2,500 movies, including new content such as a "Frasier" reboot and a "Halo" show due to debut on Paramount+ instead of Showtime in early 2022. The service is also rebooting a variety of Paramount properties like "Love Story," "Fatal Attraction" and "Flashdance."

Star Trek shows are also set to feature, including existing shows like "Discovery" and "Picard," but also new series like "Strange New Worlds" and an animated kids series called "Prodigy."

The company is also planning to bring some 2021 movie releases like "A Quiet Place Part 2" and "Mission Impossible 7" to Paramount+ 30 to 45 days after they arrive in theaters. Meanwhile, straight-to-streaming movies will include reboots of "Paranormal Activity" and "Pet Semetery."

When it launches on March 4, the new Paramount+ app will not be available on the second and third-generation ‌‌Apple TV‌‌ models, but it will be watchable on the fourth and fifth-generation ‌‌Apple TV‌‌ models. It will also be available on iPhone and iPad, which means third-generation ‌Apple TV‌ owners will at least be able to AirPlay it to their older set-top box.

Article Link: Paramount+ Channel to Cost $9.99 a Month Ad-Free or $4.99 With Ads
 

Smartass

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This is EXACTLY what i was waiting for! Another streaming service so pay for, since i dont think that paying for Netflix, Amazon and (later after year)Apple TV+ is enough. I WANT TO PAY FOR STREAMING SERVICES AS MUCH AS I DID FOR CABLE, OR EVEN MORE!
In the one of most frequently used phrase these days - MONTHLY EXPANSES TO THE MOON!🧑‍🚀🧑‍🚀🧑‍🚀🧑‍🚀🧑‍🚀🧑‍🚀🧑‍🚀🧑‍🚀
 

zahuh

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me in 2015: "I'm so sick of cable companies ripping us off, just let me pay for the channels I want."
me in 2021: "I'm so sick of paying a subscription for each company. Wish someone would just bundle them together"

LOL
 

Wanted797

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me in 2015: "I'm so sick of cable companies ripping us off, just let me pay for the channels I want."
me in 2021: "I'm so sick of paying a subscription for each company. Wish someone would just bundle them together"

LOL

Keyword is Channels. Traditional cable channels would air a whole host of shows from all different studios. Meaning we got a variety of studios content on a specific topic.

What we wanted was to be able to buy the topics that interest us the most without having to pay for the sport or documentaries we don’t watch.

What we’ve been given is now the ability to buy content by this studio and some by this studio.

We still can’t just buy the topics we want from all the studios.
 

Akzel

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The article doesn’t say much about the geographic restrictions, but I’m assuming it’s US only. Awesome! Because all their stuff is on Netflix in Europe, so I’m sure most of this stuff will be too (they need that international money too).
 
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I cancelled my netflix and only download illegally using bittorrent these days. why pay all these BS companies when you can download blu ray 1080p and 4k content for free. F these companies.

It'd be quite interesting to know how the user traffic has increased/decreased over the last few years.
 

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What happens with the current bundle at Apple TV+ that gives us CBS All Access and Showtime ?
Not clear. Apple channels support will continue without change, according to Paramount, but they weren’t clear about the bundle. I’d guess it will continue for awhile, otherwise they’d have to give a heads up to allow people to cancel showtime or whatever before they are charged at a higher price.
 

chucker23n1

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Seems like a poor deal compared to, say, Disney+.

The irony is that this proliferation of streaming services will probably lead to more market concentration. Who's gonna pay for all of Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, Discovery+, Disney+, HBO Max, Netflix, Paramount+, and Peacock? (And Hulu, maybe.)

Probably not a lot of people. But if a few of those merge…
 
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Seems like a poor deal compared to, say, Disney+.

The irony is that this proliferation of streaming services will probably lead to more market concentration. Who's gonna pay for all of Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, Discovery+, Disney+, HBO Max, Netflix, Paramount+, and Peacock? (And Hulu, maybe.)

Probably not a lot of people. But if a few of those merge…

I actually think there’s more stuff I’ll watch on this than Disney plus. Only so many times anyone in my family can watch Marvell and Star Wars movies, and most weeks we watch it just once. Remains to be seen though. Disney has a lot of stuff in the pipeline.
 

Michael Scrip

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Not understanding the complaints. Nobody is forcing anyone to pay for streaming. It’s just another option. I pay for Disney+, Netflix, HBOMax. With unlimited 200Mb download internet, we are still paying $50 less per month than for Comcast cable and internet.

Exactly.

The old complaint was "I'm paying for 200 channels and there's still nothing to watch" or "why am I paying for sports channels when I don't even like sports?"

But now we've got streaming services that you can pick and choose which ones you want. You actually have options.

We never got the true "a la carte" cable channels that everyone says they wanted. But truth be told... that would never have worked due to the way cable channels operate. That was a pipe dream.

So instead everything is moving towards streaming. On-demand streaming. And no need for a crappy DVR cable box hooked to every TV.

:p
 

jsmith189

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Not understanding the complaints. Nobody is forcing anyone to pay for streaming. It’s just another option. I pay for Disney+, Netflix, HBOMax. With unlimited 200Mb download internet, we are still paying $50 less per month than for Comcast cable and internet.
The problem is all of this content that may have otherwise been hosted elsewhere (on subscription services we already have) will now be removed from there and put on a new one. Everyone is snatching back all their licensing and fragmenting all the content. Of course you could just not pay, I don't know that people are complaining about the service necessarily, just how less useful each service is becoming every time a new player is added and the necessity to keep adding on services just to have a decent amount of content.

People that are in the middle of watching Criminal Minds are gonna be pissed to wake up and see that Netflix no longer has it, and that they have to shell out another $10 a month if they want to continue watching.
 

GuruZac

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The problem is all of this content that may have otherwise been hosted elsewhere (on subscription services we already have) will now be removed from there and put on a new one. Everyone is snatching back all their licensing and fragmenting all the content. Of course you could just not pay, I don't know that people are complaining about the service necessarily, just how less useful each service is becoming every time a new player is added and the necessity to keep adding on services just to have a decent amount of content.

People that are in the middle of watching Criminal Minds are gonna be pissed to wake up and see that Netflix no longer has it, and that they have to shell out another $10 a month if they want to continue watching.
That’s a fair point.
 

Boil

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Seems like a poor deal compared to, say, Disney+.

The irony is that this proliferation of streaming services will probably lead to more market concentration. Who's gonna pay for all of Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, Discovery+, Disney+, HBO Max, Netflix, Paramount+, and Peacock? (I)

Probably not a lot of people. But if a few of those merge

Disney has already stated they are going to merge Hulu into Disney+; not the current bundle deal, if you want Hulu you are ordering Disney+... (which is fine by me)

I actually think there’s more stuff I’ll watch on this than Disney plus. Only so many times anyone in my family can watch Marvell and Star Wars movies, and most weeks we watch it just once. Remains to be seen though. Disney has a lot of stuff in the pipeline.

Marvel & Star Wars stuff nearly non-stop for a good two or three years that we know of...!

Yup, this has been the #1 Topic in our home the past few months with our budget as this is the only way my wife will see Yellowston Season 4. The pressure is intense. Negotiations are at a standstill currently..............

Stuff like that, I would wait until the season was over & fully on the streaming service, then pay for a single month, binge time...!

Also, if you have Amazon Prime then you have Prime Video... Prime Video has trials of a lot of streaming services all the time; so again you wait for the right timing and binge stuff on a free trial...!?!

The $4.99/mo with ads is a non-starter for me; no way I'm paying even a single penny for a subscription AND watching ads. And, there's not enough content to justify $9.99/mo to get rid of the ads.

But if you ever had cable you did just that, and any "no ads" package were premium channels costing $30+ a month (HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, etc.)...

Even if one is properly pirating (meaning using a VPN), you are still paying for content via the payment for the VPN...?

Mass media is crazy, I remember when it was the Big Three (ABC, CBS, & NBC), plus PBS & whatever local affiliates (UHF channels...!!!) that were in range of your antenna...
 
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