After receiving all regulatory approvals, the new streaming platform will launch in more than 20 territories in Europe by the end of 2022.
Almost six months after officially announcing it, this Thursday, February 3, Comcast and ViacomCBS revealed that SkyShowtime, their new streaming joint venture, has received full regulatory approval.
According to the companies, the platform will be launched in more than 20 European markets covering 90 million households from the end of this year.
The territories are the following: Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Finland, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia and Sweden.
Details such as the exact date or the price that the service will have will still be announced “later”.
Monty Sarhan, CEO of SkyShowtime, said: “We are delighted that SkyShowtime has received all regulatory approvals and we are excited to bring this new, unique and compelling entertainment service, with a wide range of some of the world’s leading content, to millions of consumers in these markets”.
SkyShowtime will offer more than 10,000 hours of entertainment with content that will cover “all types of audiences and genres, including scripted dramas, children’s and family programming, franchises, first-run films, local programming, documentaries and factual, and much more” .
Programming will include original movies and series from the portfolio of NBCUniversal, Sky and ViacomCBS brands including Showtime, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Paramount+ Originals, Sky Studios, Universal Pictures and Peacock.