Netflix. HBOMax. Disney+. Prime Video. Movistar Plus+. And now, SkyShowtime. In 2023, this new platform will join the already crowded Spanish streaming market, a brand that will have the best of Paramount, Universal or Peacock in its catalog.
At an event in Amsterdam, CEO Monty Sharhan He has stated that the catalog will have “more than 30 films a year and, once we are up and running, we will have more than 30 series each year”. SkyShowtime has just landed in Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Portugal, and on December 14 it will launch in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia.
In Spain, we will have to wait until the first quarter of 2023 to be able to enjoy its content and, although at the moment it is not known if all the titles announced in other countries will be available in ours or what the price or launch date will be, We summarize everything that the new member will give to the streaming family.
Where does SkyShowtime come from? ViacomCBS Y Comcast add two of its great brands, Showtime and Sky, on this new platform. Thus, the service offers movies and series of Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks Animation, Paramount+, SHOWTIME®, Sky Studios and Peacock.
The launch event held last Thursday and presented by the British alex zane It featured several stars from series that are part of the service in the countries where it is already available. Rebecca Romijn and Ethan Peck, from Star Trek: Strange New Worlds; Demian Bichir, of Let The Right One In; Bokeem Woodbine and Yerin Ha of Halo; Jake Lacy and Colin Hanks, from A Friend of the Family; Jeff Wilbusch and Juliana Canfield of The Calling; or Clara Rugaard, of The Rising.
Likewise, users of the platform can also enjoy great blockbusters, international franchises and recent titles such as Top Gun: Maverick, Jurassic World: Dominion, Minions: Rise of Gru, The Northman, Downton Abbey: A New Age, Nope, Ambulance. escape plan either The bad guys.
As we said, the content presented belongs to the catalogs of Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Noriega, Sweden and Portugal, but it allows us to get an idea of some titles that will probably also reach Spain.
In a market as competitive as streaming, original production is essential to differentiate yourself and attract the public. Among the most attractive bets of SkyShowtime, we have tulsaking, with Sylvester Stallone making his small screen debut as New York mob kingpin Dwight Mandredi. The protagonist has just been released from prison after 25 years and his boss exiles him to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he will soon form another criminal empire.
Stallone is not the only star that we find among the bets of this VOD service. Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren star in 1923, prequel to Yellowstone focused on a new generation of the Dutton family with which to explore the start of the 1920s. Pandemics, prohibition and the Great Depression hit the West of the USA.
And speaking of Yellowstone, its creator Taylor Sheridan signs Lioness, about a young marine (Laysla De Oliveira) recruited for the CIA Lioness team tasked with taking down terrorist organizations from within. Zoe Saldana joins the cast as Joe, the show’s ringleader.
Crime drama fans can’t miss The Calling, created by David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies), which follows detective Avraham Avraham (Jeff Wilbusch). And for comedy lovers, we have Funny Woman, Based on Nick Hornby’s bestseller about a Blackpool beauty queen, Barbara Parker (Gemma Arterton), trying to make it in 1960s London.
As for the rest of the essential titles, SkyShowtime has the thriller Rabbithole, with John Weir (Kiefer Sutherland) in the world of corporate espionage; the adaptation of Three Women, Lisa Taddeo, starring Shailene Woodley; ripley, inspired by the character of Patricia Highsmith, who will be played by Andrew Scott; and the second season of Mayor of Kingstown, with Jeremy Renner and Dianne Wiest.
Price and launch
As we said, SkyShowtime is already available in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Portugal, which will soon be joined by Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. Likewise, the platform will reach Spain, Andorra, Albania, the Czech Republic, Hungary, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania and Slovakia at the beginning of 2023.
Thus, next year the VOD service will be available in more than 20 European countries. As for the price, at the moment it is not known what it will be in Spain, but in the Netherlands it costs 6.99 euros per month, while in Portugal it drops to 4.99 euros per month.
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