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Following what the media company says is the success of its streaming service’s 2022 arrival in Korea, Paramount has announced the upcoming launch of its premium streaming service Paramount+ in Japan in partnership with J:COM and WOWOW Inc.
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From 1 December, Paramount+ will bring its popular films and series to Japan through the on-demand services of both J:COM and WOWOW, at no additional costs for their subscribers. J:COM is one of Japan’s top cable television operators and broadband internet providers, and WOWOW is a leading premium pay channel in the market.

The deal means that subscribers to the two companies will be able to access to Paramount+ originals such as Tulsa King, Mayor Of Kingstown (pictured), and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. These titles will be released at launch and for the first time in Japan.

The Paramount+ slate also will include titles from Paramount’s library including: Hollywood hits like Mission: Impossible, Bumblebee, and G.I. Joe from Paramount Pictures; CBS TV shows like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and NCIS; animation such as Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants and Comedy Central’s South Park; popular Showtime titles, such as Dexter and Ray Donovan; and MTV’s young-adult series and iconic music shows, including the MTV Video Music Awards Japan.

“With the launch of Paramount+ in Japan, we are now delivering hours of popular films and series to fans in all key streaming markets worldwide. It is an important milestone for us and a critical step for the future of our streaming business,” commented Marco Nobili, executive vice president and international general manager of Paramount+ International. “I am excited to strengthen our collaboration with J:COM and WOWOW to offer their audiences incredible content and beloved stars and characters from our iconic studios and brands.”

Yoichi Iwaki, president, representative director of J:COM added: “For many years, Paramount Global has been delivering its music channel MTV and a variety of movies and dramas to customers through J:COM TV, which has been one of the most attractive features of J:COM TV and has been supported by customers. We are pleased to bring Paramount’s diverse content to the people of Japan through this new partnership.”