Paramount+, Paramount Global’s streaming service will arrive in Italy in September, before landing in France, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
Jaime Ondarza, EVP & South EMEA Hub Leader, Head of Streaming Southern Europe, Latin America, MIddle East & Africa, said in an official statement also unveiling the content, which will exceed the 8,000-hour mark, available at launch:
“We are excited to announce the arrival of Paramount+, our streaming service, in Italy. And we are proud to present to the public the range of titles available, a seamless integration between global content, such as Scream and the Star Trek franchise, and local content available at launch such as Circeo, 14 days, Corpo Libero and later Miss Fallaci. A strong and structured offer composed of cinema, series, original MTV products, great titles for children and families under Nickelodeon and documentaries that will appeal to a wide and heterogeneous audience by leveraging prestigious Paramount+ Original including The Offer, The First Lady and Tulsa King. The launch of Paramount+ in Italy strengthens our positioning in the streaming segment, enriching and complementing our vast ecosystem that thus boasts two OTT platforms and our linear, pay and FTA channels.”
Italian titles coming soon include Circeo: the series produced by Cattleya in collaboration with VIS, Paramount+ and RAI Fiction that retraces all the stages of the trial following the terrible 1975 news case, starring Greta Scarano.
Also coming soon are exclusive Italian productions signed Paramount+ Original, such as the romantic comedy 14 Days, written and directed by Ivan Cotroneo. The series Corpo Libero, an Indigo Film and Network Movie co-production with ZDFneo, in collaboration with Rai Fiction and Paramount+, marks the fiction directorial debut of Cosima Spender and Valerio Bonelli, the authors of the docuseries SanPa. In 2023, produced by VIS and Minerva Pictures in association with Red String, will come Miss Fallaci, which will chronicle the experiences of young reporter Oriana Fallaci.
Also available on the new platform will be international titles such as The Offer, the U.S. miniseries that will catapult viewers behind the scenes of The Godfather, and Jerry & Marge Go Large the comedy starring Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening. Plus Tulsa King, the crime drama starring Sylvester Stallone as a mob boss, and the 1932 series created by Taylor Sheridan focuses on the Great Depression and Prohibition with the likes of Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren.
In addition to Paramount+ Original content on the platform will also feature exclusive new productions signed SHOWTIME.