Features premieres of exclusive first-run Hollywood films and new scripted series from the world’s greatest studios
New streaming service SkyShowtime officially launches today, bringing its premium offering of exclusive and iconic entertainment from the world’s greatest studios to homes across Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden for the first time. The company also announced upcoming launches in the Netherlands and Portugal, which will both go live on 25 October.
SkyShowtime brings together the best entertainment from the world’s greatest studios and storytellers. Featuring thousands of hours of quality entertainment for the whole family, the service will be home to a wide selection of the world’s most highly anticipated series and movies.
It features the exclusive television premieres of first-run theatrical films from Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures, Hollywood’s two oldest studios which together account for nearly 50% of Hollywood box office.
SkyShowtime will be home to a selection of new blockbuster films following their theatrical and home entertainment release, including three of this year’s top films: Top Gun: Maverick, Jurassic World Dominion, and Minions: The Rise of Gru. Other blockbusters that will be premiering on SkyShowtime include The Northman, Sing 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, The Lost City, Downton Abbey: A New Era, Nope, Belfast, Ambulance, and The Bad Guys.
In addition, SkyShowtime features new premium scripted series, kids and family content and a selection of iconic library titles and box sets from Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks Animation, Paramount+, SHOWTIME®, Sky Studios and Peacock - all streaming in one place. SkyShowtime will also feature local original programming, documentaries and specials from its markets.
Starting today, customers will have access to the series premieres of highly anticipated SHOWTIME® drama American Gigolo, Law & Order Season 21 from Peacock, and several Sky Originals including The Rising, The Fear Index, and The Midwich Cuckoos. Over the coming months, additional series premieres will include Yellowstone Season 5, Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin, Vampire Academy and SHOWTIME® series Yellowjackets Season 2 and Let The Right One In.
In the Nordics, as part of the partnership with Paramount, SkyShowtime now replaces Paramount+, allowing existing and future customers to watch current Paramount+ favourites such as Halo, Yellowstone, The Offer and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, as well as SHOWTIME® originals Yellowjackets, Dexter: New Blood, Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, and The First Lady. And for the first time, subscribers will gain access to even more new and exclusive premium series and movies spanning the best of Universal Pictures, Sky Originals and NBCUniversal.
SkyShowtime CEO Monty Sarhan said: “Our time has come. It’s finally time for SkyShowtime. We are so excited that customers in the Nordics will have exclusive access to the latest series and movie premieres from our iconic and world-renowned studios. We are also excited to announce that next month, audiences in the Netherlands and Portugal will be able to experience SkyShowtime as we continue our expansion across Europe.”
SkyShowtime Regional General Manager for Northern Europe Henriette Skov commented: “SkyShowtime is now live across the Nordics and we are thrilled to offer entertainment fans the very best selection of global series and movies all in one place.”
The service is available direct-to-consumer via web: www.skyshowtime.com and through the SkyShowtime app across Apple iOS, tvOS, Android devices, Android TV, Google TV. SkyShowtime’s monthly price will be €6,99 in Finland, SEK 79 in Sweden, NOK 79 in Norway, and DKK 69 in Denmark.
SkyShowtime will also be available through the following distribution partners across its Nordic markets: Allente, RiksTV, Ruutu, Sappa, Strim, Telenor, Tele2, Telia, Telmore and YouSee from Nuuday, and TV 2 Play.
Powered by the Peacock platform, SkyShowtime was created specifically for Europe and is dedicated to these markets. With regional offices across its territories, SkyShowtime’s customer-centric focus and local market presence informs its approach to partnerships, content, and marketing. Once launched across more than 20 countries, SkyShowtime’s apps and content will be available in 18 different languages.
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SkyShowtime is a new streaming service now available in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, and will launch in the Netherlands and Portugal on 25th October 2022. SkyShowtime will continue its roll out across Spain, Andorra, and Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) over the coming months and through Q1 2023.
A joint venture of Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA), SkyShowtime brings together the combined resources of both companies, direct-to-consumer experience, and the very best entertainment, movies, and original series from the iconic brands of Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Sky Studios, Peacock, Paramount +, SHOWTIME®, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon.
SkyShowtime will be available in more than 20 European markets encompassing 90 million homes. Ultimately, it will be offered in Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.