ViacomCBS will launch the Paramount + streaming service in March

(Reuters) – Media company ViacomCBS Inc said Tuesday that it will launch its streaming service, Paramount +, in the United States on March 4.

The company said Paramount +, formerly CBS All Access, will debut in Latin America and Canada on the same day, in the Nordic countries on March 25, and in Australia in mid-2021.

By joining streaming services from other media companies such as Disney + from Walt Disney Co, Netflix Inc, and HBO Max from AT&T Inc, Paramount + will compete for space in the fast-growing market spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Paramount + will include episodes and movies from BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures owned by ViacomCBS, including original series such as “The Twilight Zone” and “The Good Fight”.

Reportage by Chavi Mehta in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli