Paramount+ debuts in Japan through collaboration with J:COM and Wowow


ParaParamount+ has officially launched in Japan, as anticipated since it was initially hinted by the company in September. The streaming service is now accessible through J:COM and Wowow, incorporated into their on-demand services without any additional fees. J:COM is among Japan's prominent cable television operators and internet service providers, while Wowow holds a long-standing position as the leading premium pay channel in the country.

Paramount+ has now entered all the major international subscription video growth markets, with its recent launch in Japan marking the completion of this milestone. This expansion follows previous launches in South Korea with TVing and in Australia through partnerships. In Europe, Paramount+ is accessible through collaborations with SKY in Italy, the U.K., and Germany, as well as with Canal+ in France. Marco Nobili, Paramount+'s executive vice president and international general manager, expressed enthusiasm for the Japan launch, emphasizing the strategic partnership with local platforms J:COM and WOWOW to offer a blend of global content and local offerings.

As part of the deal, J:COM and Wowow subscribers will gain access to Paramount+'s original content, including shows like "Tulsa King", "Mayor of Kingstown" and "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds". The streaming service will also feature a wide range of titles from Paramount's extensive library, encompassing films like "Mission: Impossible" and "Bumblebee," popular TV series like "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "NCIS", animated favorites such as "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "South Park", iconic Showtime shows like "Dexter" and "Ray Donovan", and MTV's youth-oriented series and music events, including the MTV Video Music Awards Japan.

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