ViacomCBS Australia & New Zealand today announced its subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, 10 All Access, will be rebranded as Paramount+ in 2021.
ViacomCBS global subscription video on-demand services will also be named Paramount+, establishing one cohesive global consumer brand that illustrates the breadth of content and genres these services provide under the banner of one of Hollywood’s most storied legacies.
David Lynn, President and CEO, ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), said: “With the global launch of Paramount+ we are poised to become as powerful a player in streaming as we are in TV. VCNI is focused on building a meaningful, global brand presence in our key markets, generating material advertising, subscription and licensing revenue from streaming.
“By leveraging the iconic Paramount brand, leading edge infrastructure from ViacomCBS along with an incredible, super-sized pipeline of must-see content, Paramount+ will deliver an exceptional consumer entertainment experience and significantly disrupt the streaming industry.”
Chief Content Officer & Executive Vice President of ViacomCBS Australia & New Zealand, Beverley McGarvey, said: “The rebrand of 10 All Access to Paramount+ confirms its place in ViacomCBS’ global streaming network which will carry iconic ViacomCBS library content.
“As we continue to build out our multi-platform offering and with a firm focus on building our streaming offering, we’re really thrilled to be bringing the Paramount+ brand to local audiences.”
Today, ViacomCBS also revealed plans for three new original series for Paramount+ in Australia. Lioness, a spy drama created by Taylor Sheridan (“Yellowstone”) with Sheridan, Jill Wagner, David Glasser, David Hutkin, and Bob Yari set to executive produce. Based on a real CIA program, Lioness follows a young Marine recruited to befriend the daughter of a terrorist to bring the organization down from within. The series will mark the first original for Paramount Television on the service.
Paramount+ will be the exclusive home of SHOWTIME premieres, including the hour-long drama First Ladies, starring and executive produced by Oscar®, Emmy® and Tony® winner Viola Davis winner Viola Davis, who will play former first lady Michelle Obama.
The service has also ordered The Offer, a scripted series from Paramount Television Studios based on Oscar®-winning producer Al Ruddy’s extraordinary, never revealed experiences of making “The Godfather.”
The 10-episode limited event series is written and executive produced by Michael Tolkin (“Escape at Dannemora” and “The Player”). Ruddy will also serve as executive producer and Emmy-winning producer Leslie Greif (“Hatfields & McCoys”) will executive produce and be a writer on the series.
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