Viacom to Launch Paramount+ SVOD Service Across Latin America

Emerson Miller/Paramount Network

Building on its presence in Scandinavia and Central and Eastern Europe, Paramount+ will become available May 1 in Brazil before rolling it more widely.

Viacom's Viacom International Media Networks on Tuesday unveiled the expansion of its subscription video-on-demand service Paramount+ across Latin America.

Building on its existing presence in Scandinavia and Central and Eastern Europe, Paramount+ will be available May 1 in Brazil to mobile subscribers of telecom giant NET, marking the first mobile distribution partnership in Latin America. It will then be rolled out throughout Latin America via Claro Video, part of telecom from America Movil.

Paramount+ in Latin America will offer series on-demand, including The Handmaids' Tale and Paramount Network original Yellowstone along with more than 2,000 episodes of programs from Viacom’s other channels, including Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. The service will also provide on-demand access to a curated library of more than 150 movies from Paramount Pictures.

"By forging partnerships with the world’s leading operators and distributors, we are able to bring Viacom’s premium content to new global audiences," said David Lynn, president and CEO of Viacom International Media Networks. "As the media landscape continues to evolve, we will aggressively innovate to expand our partner offerings, including Paramount+, across our massive global footprint."

Paramount+ debuted as an SVOD aggregation service in 2017 in Sweden, Denmark and Norway, with Finland added in 2018. Also in 2018, the service debuted in Hungary and Poland, where it became available under the name Paramount Play.