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
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.
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