Paramount+ invests in local content, expanding its pipeline of premium international originals
Paramount+, the global streaming service from Paramount Global has announced its investment in internationally originated content with a slate of original series that will debut around the world, a first step towards the streamer’s plan to commission 150 international originals by 2025.
The news comes in advance of Paramount+’s expansion to the UK and Ireland on June 22, Italy in September, Germany, Switzerland, Austria (GSA) and France in December.
Paramount+ offers an expansive lineup of premium locally originated programming, in addition to its global content, serving all types of audiences in all markets where the service is available. The originals will be produced in partnership with VIS, Paramount’s international studio, which is a division of the company’s vast worldwide studio footprint that spans more than 20 countries.
The new slate follows the streamer’s announcement of originals from around the world, including: Sexy Beast (UK), A Gentleman in Moscow (UK), The Chemistry of Death (Germany), Los Enviados (The Envoys) (Mexico), Cecilia (Mexico), Bosé (Spain), Fallaci (Italy), At Midnight (Mexico), The Signal (France), Impact (France), and more.
Marco Nobili, Executive Vice President and International General Manager, Paramount+: “Paramount’s story began with the longest running studio in Hollywood, and today we span the globe with our worldwide production studios that create hits for audiences around the world, which now live all in one place: Paramount+. As the service continues to expand internationally, there’s a great opportunity for content to travel globally, opening up a world of opportunities for talent and creators as we plan to commission 150 international originals by 2025, while delivering incredible value to subscribers on Paramount+.”