Last Thursday, Viacom debuted their new Paramount+ streaming service, joining a crowded field that already includes Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, Peacock, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV+, among others. Viacom is the last major entertainment company to launch its premiere, branded streaming service, expanding on a foundation it had already established with CBS All Access. The most appealing content it will offer are live sports, including NFL football and exclusive international soccer leagues, a lineup of classic and original TV series, and features from Paramount Studios. Paramount Studios will keep in place plans to have an exclusive, theatrical release for many of its most important films, such as upcoming blockbusters “Mission: Impossible 7” and “A Quiet Place Part II,” before making them available on Paramount+ and other PVOD streaming services.
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