Paramount+ will land in Italy on September 15, Paramount Global confirmed on Thursday, as it revealed details of its new Italian service, one that could prove to be a major test of the platform. studio streaming platform.
The Italian version of Paramount+ will feature a library of more than 8,000 hours of programming, including original series such as video game adaptations. HaloCrime drama Sylvester Stallone King Tulsa and the highly anticipated Taylor Sheridan Yellowstone prequel part. The platform will also feature third-party local originals, including new Brit series Sexy beastFrench horror movies The Mask: Serial Killer Marie Antoinette and German TV series Simon Beckett’s Chemistry of Death.
From Italy, Paramount+ titles will include Ciceroa true crime drama series set in 1970s Italy, from Gomorrah producer Cattleya, in partnership with VIS, Paramount+ and RAI Fiction; erotic drama 14 days, a Paramount+ original from writer-director Ivan Cotroneo; and horror movies Corpo Liberoco-production between Indigo Film and Network Movie, co-production with ZDFneo, and partnership with Rai Fiction and Paramount+, in association with All3Media International Limited.
Paramount is pricing the Italian service at $8.25 ($7.99) a month or $82.50 ($79.99) annually.
After bowing in the UK and Nordic territories, Paramount+’s launch in Italy will herald a wider rollout of the service in Europe. Marco Nobili, Paramount+’s international chief executive and general manager, said the streamer will launch in Germany and France “in the coming months” and that Paramount+ is expected to be available in “all markets.” in Europe by the end of the year.”
By its own estimates, Paramount+ had nearly 64 million subscribers as of the end of March and added 5.2 million new customers in the past quarter, a figure that partially offsets the loss of 3.9 million. subscribers in Russia after the studio suspended business in the country. after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.