ViacomCBS unveils Paramount + and Showtime streaming bundle, starting at $ 9.99 per month – TechCrunch

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ViacomCBS today announced a new streaming package for US subscribers, offering access to both Paramount + and Showtime. If you subscribe to the Paramount + Essential ad-supported plan, the plan will cost $ 9.99 per month. But if you don’t want to watch any commercials when your focus is on rebooting “iCarly” (yes, it does exist), you can pay $ 12.99 per month to bundle Showtime with Paramount + Premium. The Premium plan also includes support for 4K, HDR, Dolby Vision, mobile downloads and live broadcasts from local CBS affiliates in 200 US markets.

This deal will run until Oct. 20, a company representative told TechCrunch, and those who subscribe with that reduced price will be locked in at that price even after the deal expires. Each plan will cost around 38% less than if you subscribe to Paramount + and Showtime separately. Showtime alone costs $ 10.99 per month, so the package could motivate Showtime subscribers to check out the new Paramount +, which includes shows like “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” which broke records at Emmy’s this week, “Star Trek : The Original Series “and” The Good Fight.

Parent company ViacomCBS added 6.5 million global streaming subscribers across its various services in the second quarter, bringing the conglomerate to more than 42 million total subscribers. The company said Paramount + helped fuel its 82% year-over-year growth in streaming revenue. The service was renamed from CBS All Access in March to better reflect the content available after the Viacom-CBS merger in 2019.

In August 2020, Apple TV + launched a similar package, offering CBS All Access ad-free and Showtime for just $ 9.99 per month on top of Apple TV +’s $ 4.99 monthly fee. After the name change to Paramount +, existing Apple TV + subscribers were allowed to keep their plan, but a payment processing issue in July this year led customers to fear the deal had expired. Meanwhile, Paramount + subscribers could previously subscribe to Showtime with a $ 3 discount. But today’s announcement offers an even better deal.

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