Tuesday, February 14, 2023

SkyShowtime Completes European Roll-Out

SkyShowtime completes European roll-out

New European streaming service will complete its expansion across Europe with final launches announced in Spain and Andorra on 28 February

Final launches complete the roll-out of SkyShowtime across more than 20 markets, bringing a diverse selection of incredible entertainment, including new, exclusive and original series from the world’s greatest studios

SkyShowtime will have completed its roll-out across all markets in just five months

SkyShowtime - the next great streaming service for Europe - will complete its successful European roll-out in 2023, bringing its premium offering to its final markets of Spain and Andorra on 28 February. The streaming service, which received full regulatory approval in February of 2022, will have launched across more than 20 markets in just five months.

SkyShowtime’s roll-out began in September 2022 when the service debuted in the Nordics, launching across Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. SkyShowtime then brought its premium offering of first-run Hollywood films and exclusive new series from the world’s greatest studios to The Netherlands and Portugal in October. Following an exclusive launch event in Amsterdam attended by international celebrities in November, SkyShowtime ended 2022 by entering Central & Eastern Europe for the first time, launching in Bosnia & Herzegovonia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia in December.

Today, SkyShowtime has launched across the rest of its Central & Eastern European markets including Albania, Czechia, Hungary, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia. The launch of the service in Spain and Andorra on 28 February will complete SkyShowtime’s successful roll-out.

Today, SkyShowtime also announced two Spanish-language SkyShowtime Originals that will be hitting the service shortly, the highly anticipated Bosé and Los Enviados. Additionally, the company announced that several new and exclusive series will be premiering on SkyShowtime over the coming months including Fatal Attraction and Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, along with A Town Called Malice, Lioness, Rabbit Hole. Yellowstone S5 Part B will also be premiering in the coming months.

Last month, in a major programming acquisition deal, SkyShowtime also announced it had acquired exclusive rights across all of Europe to 21 HBO Max European Originals, including 168 episodes of original scripted programming. Three never-seen-before shows, will be branded as SkyShowtime Originals and will have their world premieres on SkyShowtime. These include ID (Finland and Sweden), The Winner (Czechia and Slovakia), and Warszawianka (Poland). Additionally, the second season of Por H o Por B (Spain) will also premiere on SkyShowtime. The acquisition accelerates SkyShowtime’s entry into original programming and will bolster forthcoming local content offerings across all of its territories.

In addition to being available direct-to-consumer via the website: www.skyshowtime.com and via the SkyShowtime app on Apple iOS, tvOS, Android devices, Android TV, Google Chromecast and LG TV, SkyShowtime has today also announced a partnership with Samsung. From 14 February, customers across all markets will be able to watch SkyShowtime through select Samsung Smart TVs*.

SkyShowtime CEO Monty Sarhan said: “In the space of just five months, SkyShowtime has launched in over 20 markets across Europe. I’m extremely proud of the entire team who have worked so hard to make this a reality. We are dedicated to these markets and excited to bring new customers the entertainment they love at a price they will love. From the latest series and blockbuster movies from our iconic and world-renowned studios to original programming, SkyShowtime is the next great streaming service for Europe.”

Created specifically for Europe, SkyShowtime has teams across six regional offices. Its apps and content will be available in 18 different languages across its markets.

SkyShowtime offers its customers access to exclusive television premieres of first-run theatrical films from Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures, new and exclusive scripted series, kids and family content and a selection of iconic library titles and box sets from Nickelodeon, DreamWorks Animation, Paramount+, SHOWTIME®, Sky Studios and Peacock - all streaming in one place.



*SkyShowtime will be accessible through Samsung Smart TV models from 2017 or later running Tizen OS 3.0 or above.

About SkyShowtime

SkyShowtime is Europe’s next great streaming service, launching across over 20 markets encompassing over 90 million households. Now available in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Sweden. Andorra and Spain will launch on 28 February 2023.

A joint venture of Comcast and Paramount Global, SkyShowtime brings the best entertainment, movies, and original series from the iconic brands of Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks Animation, Paramount+, SHOWTIME®, Sky Studios, and Peacock. SkyShowtime will also be the home to a number of exclusive local productions, as well as SkyShowtime Original series.


Originally published: February 14, 2023.

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