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Paramount+, formerly CBS All Access, is the main streaming service of Paramount Global.

It was launched in 2014 as the first over-the-top (OTT) offering by an American broadcast television network, initially offering on-demand episodes of CBS programming and live-streaming of local affiliates. In 2016, the service expanded to sporting events, as an agreement with the NFL now allowed the viewing of regional NFL games from Week 13 of the 2016 NFL season on, though previous agreements with Verizon meant that this couldn't be done on mobile devices until 2018. CBS All Access started offering original series beginning in 2017, with Star Trek: Discovery intended to be the premiere flagship series on the service, however, production delays resulted in The Good Fight being the first original series to debut. In December 2019, following the re-merger between CBS and Viacom, children's programming from Nickelodeon joined the service.

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Many months later, the announcement was made that CBS All Access would be relaunched as Paramount+, a more all-encompassing streaming platform similar to Disney+, HBO Max, and Peacock.note  The relaunch was set for March 4th 2021, and was teased with a humorous ad campaign, featuring various personalities and characters from ViacomCBS IP embarking on an expedition up the "Paramount Mountain" itself (and the various weird juxtapositions that arise).

Like CBS All Access, Paramount+ is also available to buy within streaming hubs (such as Prime Video Channels, Apple TV Channels and The Roku Channel); this meant the service avoided the fights with smart-TV providers that caused prolonged carriage disruptions for HBO Max and Peacock at launch. Paramount+ features select content from Nickelodeon (which continues to operate the preschool-targeting Noggin), BET (which also has their own standalone service in BET+), and other sibling networks, while offering a wide-library of CBS' in-house television library and current-run shows from CBS.

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In February 2021, it was announced that some upcoming Paramount films, including A Quiet Place Part II, Scream, Jackass Forever and Mission: Impossible 7, will be released on Paramount+ as early as 45 days after their theatrical releases thanks to a new deal with ePix. Paramount+ later announced it would release a new movie every week of summer 2021; however, only two of the features, Infinite and PAW Patrol: The Movie (the latter released simultaneously in cinemas), were actually new rather than simply "new to Paramount+".

In 2022, it was announced that Paramount+ would be expanded to include all of Showtime midway through the year, though Showtime will continue to be available as a separate service.

Paramount+ is currently available only in select markets worldwide. Outside the Americas, it is available in the Nordics, parts of Eastern Europe, Australia (where it was called 10 All Access; it was rebranded to Paramount+ later), and the Middle East. The international versions focus more on the Viacom content rather than the CBS content in the US and Canada. In 2021, Paramount+ will expand into European countries; furthermore, a joint venture between ViacomCBS and Comcast NBCUniversal will be launched, featuring content from both companies (including programming made for both P+ and NBCU's Peacock), known as Sky Showtime. Sky Showtime will launch in select European countries such as Spain, Andorra, Central Europe, the Nordics, and the Balkans.

While the service doesn't stream Comedy Central's South Park, due to Viacom selling the U.S. streaming rights to HBO Max, the international versions of Paramount+ may have it, and the service will distribute a whopping 14 original South Park films between 2021 and 2027. Starting in 2024, the service will become the exclusive home for all South Park content internationally. As for the United States rights, they will move over from HBO Max in 2025 as the previous licensing contract expires.


Paramount+ original programs/sports rights (under CBS Sports in the US and 10 Sport in Australia):

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    Films - Animated 

    Films - Live Action 

    Live-Action TV 

    Sports (US & Australia only) 
  • American Football
    • National Football League (2018–present; part of CBS' broadcast contract)
    • Southeastern Conference (2018–2023; also part of CBS' broadcast contract)
  • Football/soccer
    • Argentine Primera División (2021–present)
    • Campeonato Brasiliero Série A (2021–present)
    • CONCACAF competitions (2021–present)
    • National Women's Soccer League (2020–present)
    • UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League (2021-present)
    • WNBA (2019-present; also part of CBS' broadcast contract)

    Western Animation 

Tropes associated with Paramount+:

  • Bad Export for You: The Canadian version of the service features limited content from CBS. CBS content that is licensed to other broadcasters such as CTV (for Star Trek content) as well as Viacom content currently licensed to Corus Entertainment/Nelvana (for Nickelodeon programs) and other partners are excluded from the Canadian lineup.
    • A separate account is also needed for Paramount+ in Canada and other countries. However, you can’t use your account from the US. This may be due to the US version using the same infrastructure as CBS All-Access and the EyeQ system used for both Paramount+ and PlutoTV for advertising in both services. (which is due to the high price for Paramount+ and PlutoTV being ad-supported) The only way you could get an ad-free experience for Nickelodeon shows (at this moment) is Noggin for their preschool content and purchasing the shows digitally.
  • Banned Episode:
    • The SpongeBob SquarePants section is missing the episode "Mid-Life Crustacean" (which is about Mr. Krabs undergoing a mid life crisis), as Nickelodeon has deemed the content to be no longer be appropriate for the targeted children demographic, due to the episode's infamous "panty raid" scene, which is revealed to have taken place at Mama Krabs's house. This also caused the episode to get removed from digital retailers. Originally, its sister segment "The Great Snail Race" was on Paramount+ by itself, before it was eventually paired up with season 7's "Gary in Love". However, the episode is still available on DVD (through The Complete 3rd Season and The First 100 Episodes), and is retained on the international versions of the service as of August 2021, as the service is handled by ViacomCBS's international networks unit there, rather than CBS.
    • Internationally, the South Park episodes "200", "201", "Super Best Friends" and both parts of "Cartoon Wars" are excluded from the South Park section outside of the US. (If you’re in the Nordics and Australia)
    • Averted for The Loud House's "The Price of Admission/One Flu Over the Loud House", which was pulled from airing reruns on Nickelodeon in March 2020, due to the latter segment (which is about all the Loud family suffering from the common cold) being seen as in poor taste because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, as it's included in the show's Paramount+ section.
    • The iCarly episode "iLost My Mind" was pulled from the U.S. version of the service in October 2021 due to its plot being too eerily similar to the controversial "Free Britney" movement, which also caused the episode to get banned from airing future reruns on TeenNick and removed from digital retailers. However, the episode is still available to stream on the international versions of Paramount+ and to purchase via The Complete 4th Season DVD set. Strangely, though, "iFix a Pop Star", which featured a direct parody of Britney Spears, is still available to stream on the service...at least for now.
  • Channel Hop: A number of original shows have migrated from ViacomCBS’s linear channels (both before and after their premiere), including CBS, Nickelodeon and Showtime. Meanwhile, a series adaptation of The Man Who Fell to Earth initially planned for Paramount+ was later shifted to Showtime. Outside of ViacomCBS networks, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies was initially developed at HBO Max before moving to Paramount+ due to the service having a major pre-launch marketing push thanks to CBS.
  • Digital Destruction: Just like HBO Max and Disney+, Paramount+ has all programs lacking proper high definition masters or remasters upscaled to HD. However, live-action shows shot on videotape (such as Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Kenan & Kel) now have a film-like appearance due to de-interlacing, and most animated shows have visible rainbow flickering on outlines due to the service upscaling their TV masters, rather than the original prints.
    • Season 1 of Drake & Josh suffers the worst from the de-interlacing, due to that season being shot on videotape and with Filmwork, resulting in a blurry, barely-watchable presentation of those early episodes. Thankfully, the later seasons, which didn't have the Filmwork effect applied to them, look just fine on Paramount+, though they aren't in their widescreen production aspect ratio.
    • The first few seasons of Blue's Clues didn't exactly follow safe area standards. Rather, episodes were rendered with a lot of overscan that would otherwise be cropped off by most CRT televisions of the era. No attempt was made to fix this when the show became available on the service, so a lot of editing mistakes are very noticeable. Thankfully, the later seasons got better at this, and mistakes there are very few.
  • Exiled from Continuity: Despite the service having The Loud House and its spin-off The Casagrandes, The Loud House Movie will not be appearing as it's a Netflix co-production with Nickelodeon. (The same can be said with the other Nickelodeon content being made for Netflix such as Glitch Techs.)
    • The Comedy Central content that is licensed to HBO Max in the US (such as the above mentioned South Park) also aren't present; however, the Nordic and Australian versions of the service has all of the episodes in the section, and in Latin America, it’s available on PlutoTV.
    • Internationally, Paramount sold the international rights to The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on The Run (except US & Canada) to Netflix (and Canada wanted to get the movie first due to the cinema businesses reopening there) and is excluded from the International and Canadian versions of the service.
  • Missing Episode: A number of episodes of The Ren & Stimpy Show are missing from the service. In particular, any episode that featured the music of Raymond Scott is affected, due to Nickelodeon losing the license to use his work (this also caused most of those episodes to be absent from the show's rotation on NickRewind).
    • The majority of KaBlam is available to stream, but eleven episodes are missing. Most likely due to legal reasons, as the two episodes that featured Angela Anaconda are missing.
    • Though the service does have some episodes that were missing from Hulu, there are still a few episodes from the first two seasons of Drake & Josh that are absent from the service (most notably the show's very first episode), presumably due to licensing issues.
    • Several Nickelodeon shows (as well as Clone High from MTV) are absent from the Canadian version of the service, due to Corus Entertainment and Nelvana having the exclusive broadcast rights to those programs in Canada.
  • Network to the Rescue:
    • After 13 years of not airing anywhere, every single episode of Nick Arcade was posted to Paramount+, meaning viewers could now see episodes that hadn't seen the light of day since 1997.
    • Eureeka's Castle was added to the service in April 2021, the first time any episode of the show has been legally seen since 2000.
    • The ENTIRE pilot episode of ChalkZone was available legally on this service after the series was officially cancelled in 2008 but it was later removed from the episode list in the show's section on Paramount+.
    • This also applies to various seldom seen, or short-lived Nickelodeon cartoons and sitcoms that were stuck in Keep Circulating the Tapes purgatory. Even KaBlam!, House of Anubis, Ride, The Other Kingdom and Hunter Street, just to name a few.
    • Every episode of As Told by Ginger is here, including the U.S. premiere of "Battle of the Bands" and the broadcast premiere of the finale movie "The Wedding Frame", as well as several episodes regularly skipped over on the series' cable rerun package.
    • Almost every episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) was added to the service after the various DVD sets released pre-ViacomCBS acquisition had gone out-of-print, and digital releases by Nick only covered half of the series. One episode, "Mayhem from Mutant Island" (a special consisting of flash-animated shorts) is not on the service, however.
  • No Export for You: So far all that has been mentioned are US and European launch dates (as well as Australia), but nothing about launching in Asia, the ex-Soviet countries and Africa.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • ViacomCBS intended to shift Clarice from CBS to Paramount+ for its second season; however, a breakdown in negotiations with Clarice producer MGM Television prevented the move.
    • A revival of Criminal Minds exclusive to Paramount+ which would have involved the team solving a single case over ten episodes, along with an accompanying docuseries The Real Criminal Minds, was announced in February 2021; however, original series star Paget Brewster announced the projects had been abandoned a few months later.

 
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