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Comcast, ViacomCBS to launch streaming service SkyShowtime in Europe


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August 18, 2021

(Reuters) -Comcast Corp and ViacomCBS will launch streaming services SkyShowtime in Europe that will carry information from Nickelodeon, Paramount+, Sky and many others, the firms stated on Wednesday, as they join fingers to acquire on heavyweights Netflix and Disney+.

SkyShowtime will be streamed in marketplaces including Spain, Portugal, the Nordic international locations, Netherlands and Central and Eastern Europe.

The firms will have equal expenditure and management in the joint undertaking, they claimed.

ViacomCBS has additional than 42 million world-wide streaming subscribers even though NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming support, whose choices will also be offered on SkyShowtime, has over 20 million energetic month to month accounts.

Comcast and ViacomCBS also signed a multi-calendar year offer to start Paramount+ streaming provider in Europe earlier this thirty day period.

(Reporting by Chavi Mehta in Bengaluru)


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