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Here is a quote from the official press release. Perhaps we will hear more details about the plans for the Canadian service on Feb. 24.

The CBS All Access service in Canada will be rebranded to Paramount+ on March 4, 2021, and an expanded offering will be available later in the year.

Additionally, the company will host an investor event and issue fourth quarter and full year financial results for the period ending December 31, 2020 on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. The presentation will deliver a comprehensive overview of the company's streaming strategy, including Paramount+, Pluto TV, and SHOWTIME(R) OTT.
 

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Paramount+ today announced the renewal of its original animated daily news satire series, TOONING OUT THE NEWS, which is returning for a second season as STEPHEN COLBERT PRESENTS TOONING OUT THE NEWS on Thursday, March 4 with a half-hour special to celebrate and coincide with the launch of the newly rebranded service. The second season will continue Monday, March 8 with new segments available to stream daily, culminating in a weekly full episode, exclusively on Paramount+. (Source)
 

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'The Twilight Zone' Canceled at CBS All Access (Exclusive) | Hollywood Reporter

The Twilight Zone will not return on CBS All Access when it is rebranded next month as Paramount+.

The anthology from exec producers Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg has been canceled after a two-season run on the ViacomCBS-backed platform. Sources say Peele and Kinberg's companies were both ready to walk away from the series though CBS All Access/Paramount+ wanted the series to continue.
 

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Here are direct excerpts from the International Rollout section of the Press Release. I've added some bolding and omitted portions specific to Latin America, etc. There aren't any other specific details for content in Canada. It's unlikely that SHOWTIME will be on Paramount+ in Canada and it looks like they are open to licensing the new originals to other providers.

Paramount+ will debut internationally in 18 Latin American countries and Canada on March 4, 2021, the Nordics on March 25, 2021 and Australia with a rebrand and expansion of 10 All Access later this year, with additional markets to follow.

In select international markets, Paramount+ will offer audiences exclusive originals that include The Man Who Fell to Earth, Mayor of Kingstown, Guilty Party, Halo and The Offer, among others, an expansive content library of over 5,000 hours of iconic ViacomCBS IP and hit franchises across genres and a premium user experience. For most international subscribers, Paramount+ will also be the home to SHOWTIME and feature celebrated series Dexter, Ray Donovan, The Affair, Your Honor, The Comey Rule and Escape at Dannemora. And importantly, like in the U.S., internationally Paramount+ will offer some of the biggest kids franchises in the world, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer and PAW Patrol – in addition to the highly anticipated Kamp Koral and Nickelodeon Animation Studio’s The Astronauts.

Subscription pricing will vary slightly by market, but Paramount+ will be available to international audiences at a compelling price point.

Internationally, Paramount+ will be available online at ParamountPlus.com, via the Paramount+ app for iOS and Android, and across a number of connected TV devices and OTT platforms.

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Other notes: Pluto TV will continue to be a separate free service.

Paramount+ will have two pricing tiers for U.S. subscribers. Both Paramount+ tiers will feature a seamless user interface, enhanced curation and discovery, personalized homepages, content categories and central hubs for ViacomCBS’ brands. Additionally, each subscription option will include parental control capabilities and up to six individual profiles.

The premium tier, at $9.99, will include live sports, around-the-clock news programming, Paramount+ originals and an expansive suite of current and library shows and movies. The offering will include CBS’ live linear feed and commercial-free on demand viewing, with 4k, HDR and Dolby Vision, mobile downloads and cross-platform dynamic play functionality.

An ad-supported tier will launch in June for $4.99 and offer the best in sports, news and entertainment. At that time, the current $5.99 plan will no longer be available for new users, but existing users will maintain grandfathered access. The ad-supported tier will feature a compelling offering of exciting Paramount+ originals, marquee sports content including live championship-level soccer and live NFL games, breaking news through CBSN and an extraordinary collection of content, including the full suite of current and library CBS shows available on demand.

My guess is that Canadian prices will be lower since live sports won't be included
 

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It's unlikely that SHOWTIME will be on Paramount+ in Canada and it looks like they are open to licensing the new originals to other providers.
I agree. Bell has an agreement with Showtime to carry their original programming on Crave movie channels and the Crave streaming service. Don't know the details about how long it will last and whether it's exclusive.
 

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Paramount+ announced that the fourth season of NO ACTIVITY will premiere on Thursday, April 8, with subsequent episodes dropping weekly. As previously announced, the upcoming season will feature the characters in animated form. (Press Release)
 

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Anybody subscribes to Paramount+ Canada? I am wondering if Evil is carried here. In the United States the series was moved from CBS to Paramount+ and the second season premiered last Sunday. In Canada, the first season was on Global but there is no indication that Global / Corus, or anybody else for that matter, will carry the second season.

So my question is whether the second season of Evil is available on Paramount+ in Canada.
 

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So my question is whether the second season of Evil is available on Paramount+ in Canada.
Evil is on Paramount+ though episodes from the 2nd season aren't available yet. That likely means a legacy broadcaster has first run rights in Canada and thus season 2 likely wont show up until after the current season has ended.
 

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Evil is on Paramount+ though episodes from the 2nd season aren't available yet. That likely means a legacy broadcaster has first run rights in Canada and thus season 2 likely wont show up until after the current season has ended.
Thanks for the info. I recently dropped Paramount+ because they wouldn’t/couldn’t tell me if season 2 of Why Women Kill was available in Canada. I know it’s on a broadcaster (W?) but I had received a notification from AppleTV’s up next app that new episodes were available for Why Women Kill and Evil. I suspected this was triggered by the US availability.
 

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Evil is on Paramount+ though episodes from the 2nd season aren't available yet. That likely means a legacy broadcaster has first run rights in Canada and thus season 2 likely wont show up until after the current season has ended.
Interesting. It means that somebody in Canada holds the rights for season 2 and just sits on it. It could be for Fall release.

Speaking of Paramount+ Canada, I think that service is rather useless unless one wants to watch reruns. Virtually all of its original programming are carried in Canada by somebody else.
 

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Maybe a more appropriate name would be Paramount- in Canada. Things like this is how lack of competition and government regulation let Canadian companies prop up their obsolete, overpriced TV services.
 

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Paramount+ today announced that its hit original series, EVIL, was renewed for a third season. "EVIL is produced by CBS Studios....The series is distributed worldwide by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group." (Paramount+ Press Release)

That last sentence sounds like they won't be adding Evil to the international versions of Paramount+. They will either license it to local TV providers or do a worldwide deal like they did with Netflix and the Star Trek franchise (except Canada.)
 

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I did some Googling around yesterday and found a confirmation from support that a bunch of the streaming licences had expired at the end of July. I read they've added some of their movie library to the Canadian site.

I also stumbled across a job posting for the Toronto office. With a little further research, I found they posted the following positions for the Toronto Location over the last month.
  • Director, Content Programming & Strategy - Paramount+ (Lead the creation and execution of the Canadian content strategy using ViacomCBS content assets, global acquisitions, international originals, and local original productions.)
  • Manager, Content & Programming Strategy - Paramount+
  • Senior Director User Acquisition, Engagement & Growth Canada (Marketing) - reach subscription acquisition goals for streaming platforms.
  • Sr Manager, Brand, Service & Editorial Marketing
So, it sounds like they plan to get serious with the Canadian operation. Of course, HQ will set the budget of how much money they will be able to lose every year. :)

It seems they will probably be more focused on streaming with the recent announcement that by the end of 2021, ViacomCBS will have launched Paramount+ in 25 markets, ramping to 45 markets by the end of 2022.

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Infinite, starring Mark Wahlberg and Chiwetel Ejiofor will become available on Paramount+ in Canada, Latin America, the Nordics and Australia on Aug. 11. (Paramount+ Takes ‘Infinite’ for International Markets)

The new iCARLY series has been renewed for a second season in all markets the service is available, including the U.S., Australia, Canada, Latin America and the Nordics. New episodes of the 13-episode first season will continue on Thursdays exclusively for Paramount+ subscribers, including Canada. (Paramount+)

Madonna’s documentary film, MADAME X, will exclusively debut on Paramount+ in the U.S., Latin America, Australia, the Nordics and Canada beginning on Friday, October 8. (Paramount+)
 
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