Paramount+ On Fetch. Could This Be The Streamer You’ve Been Waiting For?
In a market where Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime Video and others have already established a foothold, it’s more than fair for you to ask, “Do I need another streaming service?” We are here to tell you that Paramount+ is far from just another streaming service. The best way to illustrate this is to peer under the hood and discover what makes this new streamer a genuine contender.
Big Brands, Big Networks, Big Studios
Built with a broad range of movies and TV shows from recently merged mega-studio ViacomCBS, Paramount+ offers an incredibly diverse range of already established entities. The list of studios, networks and brands that make up Paramount+ cements what many think to be true – that this streaming service could become a “must-have”.
Here’s a rundown of the impressive building blocks that has gone into creating Paramount+.
One of the most prestigious and historically significant Hollywood movie studios, Paramount Pictures is responsible for the Mission Impossible, Indiana Jones and Transformers franchises (among many others) as well as movies you adore from the past like Top Gun, Ghost, Clueless and The Godfather.
At launch, the Mark Wahlberg movie, Infinite will be available on Paramount+ and there is talk of new cinema releases coming to the service in a shortened 45 day window. This may include blockbusters like Mission Impossible 7 and Top Gun: Maverick. But this is still unconfirmed.
The success and penetration of a streaming service is often measured by the popularity of their original titles. Paramount Originals are set to be some of the most talked about shows and movies in the streaming landscape. A look ahead tells us that the new Dexter revival series is coming soon, the long-awaited video game adaptation of Halo is due next year, a prequel to the hit series Yellowstone titled Y:1883, and the recently announced Frasier reboot is just some of what to expect from an upcoming slate of Paramount Originals.
Also impressive is their commitment to local content. At launch the second season the Aussie drama Five Bedrooms will kick things off, but keep an eye our for other locally made titles like Last King of the Cross (based on infamous Sydney personality John Ibrahim’s autobiography) 6 Festivals (a coming of age feature film about 3 music fans visiting 6 festivals) and Spreadsheet (an edgy comedy about a mother looking for companionship without commitment)
As the new home of Showtime, Paramount+ will be your one-stop-shop for some of the world’s best premium drama, documentaries and movies. With titles like Ray Donovan, Twin Peaks and Dexter, as well as an upcoming slate that boasts many of the most buzzed about new shows like American Rust with Jeff Daniels and Yellowjackets with Christina Ricci. Showtime content is one of the big reasons Paramount+ could make serious ground on rival streaming services.
CBS is an American icon that produces such hits as Survivor, NCIS and The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Steeped in TV history as one of the first US television networks, their library of classic shows is potentially reason enough to subscribe to Paramount+. Shows like Cheers, Frasier, Family Ties and Charmed should satisfy the TV traditionalists, while newer staples likes C.S.I, The Good Fight and Big Bang Theory are sure to provide hours of bingeworthy entertainment.
We can’t forget CBS’s 24-hour news, a unique point of difference for Paramount+ where they offer on-demand coverage of global events.
Having evolved from a 24 hour music video channel into a network that is home to reality hits and cultural phenomenons like Jersey Shore, Teen Mom, Catfish and Ridiculousness, the addition of MTV titles really widens the demographic reach for Paramount+ and strengthens the catalogue with established shows that come with a loyal fanbase.
A mecca for kids of all ages, Nickelodeon is home to shows Dora the Explorer, Paw Patrol and Spongebob Squarepants. In addition to those, Paramount+ will feature brand new Nick originals like the iCarly reboot and Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years.
Home of South Park, Inside Amy Schumer, Nathan for You and Chappelle’s Show, Comedy Central adds plenty of flavour to the Paramount+ offering with hit shows, stand up specials, sketch comedy and adult animation.
The Smithsonian Channel
Fans of documentaries around history, science and nature will be thrilled to learn that the US based Smithsonian Channel will also be providing titles to Paramount+. We’ve learnt from other big streamers that high quality documentaries can not only be a solid subscription driver, but can also be some of the most watched programs on these services.
We can’t forget our very own Channel 10 component that will play a large part of the overall Paramount+ offering. As the previous incarnation of Paramount+ was 10 All Access, we can expect all the titles from that service to migrate across. Expect to see new episodes and back seasons of The Bachelor, Masterchef, Australian Survivor and many more.
With sport still seen as a relatively new and potentially lucrative piece of the puzzle for these big streaming services, Paramount+ made a bold play by securing an exclusive partnership with the A-League and W-League soccer in Australia, as well as being the new home for the Socceroos, Matildas and the FFA Cup. This mean you can watch live and exclusive matches within the Paramount+ environment.
Explore Paramount+ and Subscribe Through Fetch
At the competitive price of $8.99/mth you can subscribe to Paramount+ on Fetch by adding the Paramount+ subscription pack under Menu > Manage > Subscriptions on your Fetch box. You can also sign up at https://www.paramountplus.com/fetch and connect or register your Fetch box using a unique code available via the Paramount+ app on Fetch. Or you can also use an existing Paramount+ subscription to log into the app on Fetch.
Paramount+ offer a free 7 day trial for first-time customers.
We’re still working on the integration of movies into the Paramount+ App on Fetch, so for a short while you will access Paramount+ Movies separately at Menu > Apps > All > Paramount+ Movies.