Paramount marks two years since Australian launch of Paramount+

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Paramount+ launched in August 2021

Paramount+ has streamed its way into its second birthday as the streaming service announced they were the fastest-growing streaming service in Australia in its first 18 months.

Since August 2021, Paramount+ have had major hit drama series and feature films such as 1883, South Park, Last King of the Cross, 1923, Tulsa King, Halo, Top Gun: Maverick, Yellowjackets and more.

New shows on the service also include Special Ops: Lioness, The Inspired Unemployed (Impractical) Jokers and The Betoota Advocate Presents.

Plus, NCIS: Sydney is currently in production while a second season of Last King of The Cross has been commissioned. 

With 22 commissions since its launch, Paramount+ reports they have commissioned more local productions than any other streamer in the same timeframe.

Beverley McGarvey, executive vice president and chief content officer and head of Paramount+, Paramount Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), said: “We continue to invest in local content because that’s what our audiences want to see. Australia has some of the industry’s best screen creatives so we’re truly making world-class content for audiences here and overseas.

“The success of Last King of the Cross as the #1 new local series on Paramount+ as well as strong international sales, is testament to the high calibre of content we are commissioning and creating in Australia.

“Paramount+ is also home to an extraordinary breadth and depth of global content across all genres with an ever-expanding library of original series, hit shows, popular movies and live sports that has something for everyone to stream and enjoy.

“From global smash hit movies like Top Gun: Maverick, to gritty thriller Special Ops: Lioness, quirky and charming Australian stories like The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race, to galactic adventures across the Star Trek Universe, plus a vast array of Nickelodeon kids’ content and all the best football action, Australian audiences are streaming our mountain of entertainment on Paramount+. We’re delighted to see strong and continued growth for our premium service in Australia.”

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