LOS ANGELES – 1957: A model poses outside the gates of Paramount Studios in 1957 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Paramount Studios is set to enter the streaming wars, with Paramount Plus confirmed to enter the Australian market in August. Paramount Plus joins a long list of competitors, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Stan, Disney Plus and Binge. Paramount Plus will link up with ViacomCBS – the owner of Channel Ten – ensuring they can launch with a backlog of local content commissions.

ViacomCBS Australia & New Zealand confirmed that the SVOD service is available from on Aug. 11, 2021, and be priced at A$8.99 ($6.75) per month in Australia.

At the time of launch, Paramount Plus will be home to over 20,000 movies and TV shows. As a result of the relationship between Paramount and Viacom, the service has content deals with top brands including Showtime, BET, CBS, MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Sony Pictures Television and Paramount Pictures.

There will also be deals for local film and TV shows, including the content on 10 All Access.

On top of this, Paramount Plus will be home to a range of iconic movies and TV shows. Some of these include:

The Godfather
Mission Impossible
Indiana Jones
Transformers
Jackass
Good Will Hunting
Harry Potter
Batman
The Dark Knight Trilogy
Lord of the Rings
Austin Powers

Paramount Plus will also roll out a slate of exclusive TV shows and movies and is investing in a slate of original content in Australia, including the second season of Five Bedrooms and three new local originals: Spreadsheet, Last King of the Cross and 6 Festivals.Here’s what else is coming soon:

The Gilded Age (Cynthia Nixon, Christine Baranski, Carrie Coon)
Yellowjackets (Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci)
Leonardo (Freddie Highmore, Aidan Turner)
American Rust (Jeff Daniels, Maura Tierney)
Two Weeks To Live (Maisie Williams)
Coyote (Michael Chiklis, George Pullar)
Mayor of Kingstown (Jeremy Renner, Dianne Wiest)
Everyone Is Doing Great (James Lafferty, Stephen Colletti)
Anne Boleyn (Jodie Turner-Smith)
Spy City (Dominic Cooper)
Monsterland (Taylor Schilling)
The Luminaries (Eve Hewson, Erik Thomson, Ewen Leslie)
The Harper House (Rhea Seehorn, Jason Lee)
Guilty Party (Kate Beckinsale)
The Man Who Fell to Earth (Chiwetel Ejiofor)
Lioness
The Offer
Flatbush Misdemeanors
Stephen
Crossing Swords
Help
No Return
Line in the Sand
Ripley
Who is Ghislaine Maxwell?
Four Hours at the Capitol

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