ViacomCBS Announces New Streaming Service Paramount Plus

As the rebranded version of CBS All Access, Paramount Plus will launch March 4 and is set to feature a massive catalog of movies, television, news, and sports.

At their latest event, ViacomCBS unveiled an expansive slate of both old and new content coming to their reinvented streaming platform. This will include everything from its subsidiary networks and studios, including Paramount, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, CBS, and the Smithsonian Channel.

Viewers will have access to a vast portion of ViacomCBS properties, consisting of 30,000 episodes, 2,500 movie titles and over 1,000 live sporting events, plus 24/7 news coverage. There will be two pricing tiers: a $9.99 per month premium plan available on March 4 and then a $4.99 per month ad-supported option that launches in June. Over the next four years, ViacomCBS is reportedly spending $5 billion on streaming in hopes of drawing in 65 to 75 million subscribers worldwide.

A Cornucopia of Content: What to Expect

In addition to their existing library of fan-favorites–from Spongebob Squarepants to Hunger Games–Paramount Plus will carry a number of feature films, reboots, and original series based on popular franchises. President and CEO of ViacomCBS, Bob Bakish, stated that Paramount Plus will primarily focus its efforts on children’s programming, scripted dramas, and reality TV. This will carry debuts of over 50 original series over the next two years. Notable mentions include revivals of Criminal Minds and MTV’s The Real World, new shows based on the Avatar: The Last Airbender universe, and movie projects from Workaholics and Beavis and Butt-head. Select Paramount films are also set to premiere exclusively on the platform shortly after their theatrical releases, including A Quiet Place II, Mission Impossible 7, and a Paw Patrol movie.

In addition to the plethora of movies and TV series offered, Paramount Plus will stream live sports with exclusive rights to NCAA, NFL, PGA Tour, and UEFA Champions League games.

You can read more about what’s coming to Paramount Plus on their Twitter thread as well as the ViacomCBS website. With the streaming wars heating up, how do you think Paramount Plus will stack up against the likes of Disney, Netflix, HBO, NBCUniversal, and other major players?

Cover Photo Credit: Variety

Written by: Nathalie Lum, Entertainment News Correspondent

What’s Leaving Netflix

Can you believe December is here? As we enter the final month of 2020, Netflix announced which TV Shows and movies will be removed from the streaming service at the end of next month. All of the “Oceans” films, along with my favorite TV series “The West Wing,” all seven seasons. The good news is that the show could move to the new streaming service, HBO Max. Take a look at the list below and catch these titles before they’re removed from the streaming service.

Screenshot of “The West Wing” cast photo from NBC

December 1:

Anaconda (1997)

Bad News Bears (2005)

Cheapest Weddings (Season 1)

Diana: In Her Own Words (2017)

Gridiron Gang (2006)

Hostage (2005)

National Security (2003)

Lakeview Terrace (2008)

Merlí (Season 1) Netflix Original

Moneyball (2011)

Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

Ocean’s Twelve (2004)

Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)

Priest (2011)

Stand and Deliver (1988)

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005)

The Bachelor (Season 13)

The Jaime Maussan Show (Season 1)

The Poetist (Season 1)

The Tribes of Palos Verdes (2017)

West Side Story (1961)

Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (2008)

Zodiac (2007)

December 2:

Borderline (Season 1)

Pacific Heat (Season 1) [Netflix Original]

December 9:

Four Seasons in Havana (2016) [Netflix Original]

Sin senos sí hay paraíso (2018)

December 11:

Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

December 15:

Bad Education (Seasons 1-3)

Chasing Monsters (Season 1)

Emogenius (Season 1)

Hart of Dixie (Seasons 1-4)

Idiotest (Season 1)

Minute to Win It (Season 1)

Reggie Yates’ Extreme (Season 1)

Shtisel (Seasons 1-2)

Sym-Bionic Titan (Season 1)

Winsanity (Season 1)

December 16:

Sensitive Skin (Season 1)

Removal Date TBA:

The West Wing (Seasons 1-7)

Now that we know what’s schedule to leave the service what show or movie will you be watching before it’s off the streaming service? Let me know on Instagram or Twitter @MikeStarkCA I am thinking a “The West Wing” re-watch is in order for me and checking out all the Oceans movies.

Feature Photo Credit: Screenshot of Ocean 11 Cast from Warner Home Video