Paramount+ is about to raise its prices in the United States. On June 27, the standard formula will cost 2 dollars more per month across the Atlantic, and 1 additional dollar for the formula with advertisements. In question, the merger of the service with the Showtime channel, of which all the iconic series will join the catalog.
The fateful date is approaching. On June 27, Paramount+ will become Paramount+ With Showtime in the United States, a streaming service which, as its name suggests, will mark the merger of the studios with the American television channel. Also, all the emblematic series of the latter, among which we can notably mention Dexter, Twin Peaks, Californication or Homeland will join the catalog of the young SVOD platform.
But, of course, this merger will have a cost — at least, for the users. Indeed, Paramount+ has also announced an upcoming price increase for this summer. So the streaming service will cost $11.99 per month to subscribers, up from $9.99 today. Note that the American public also has access to an offer with advertisements, on the model of what Netflix already offers in France, the price of which will also increase from €4.99 per month to $5.99 per month.
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Will Paramount+ increase its prices in France?
For the moment, France only has access to a single subscription plan, at €7.99 per month. The firm has not yet communicated on a possible increase in prices in our regions. It should be noted that French viewers can already view Showtime content on the platform, unlike in the United States. It is therefore not certain that prices will increase on our side.
That being said, it is better not to dismiss this possibility too quickly. Indeed, it is now traditional for streaming platforms to first increase their price in the United States before applying their new price list in the rest of the world. The offer at €7.99 per month could thus only be used to attract subscribers in the first months of the platform’s existence, before increasing prices once the user base is solid.