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Paramount Is Considering Merger of Showtime Streaming Service With Paramount+ (Report)

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Wall Street Journal that cites anonymous sources familiar with the matter. The content that’s on the platform — including the hit series “Yellowjackets” and “Billions” — will be moved to Paramount+ if the deal moves forward, according to the report.The news follows the announcement two weeks ago that Paramount+ would be offering a Showtime bundle to U.S.

subscribers at a special, limited time price of $7.99 per month for the ad-supported Essential Plan and $12.99 per month for the ad-free Premium Plan through Oct.2, following which prices will increase.

In August, it was also revealed that Walmart+ subscribers would be able to access Paramount+ come September, in the retailer’s effort to compete with the dominant Amazon Prime Video.Reps for Showtime and Paramount+ did not immediately respond to requests for comment.The consideration also comes after larger industry efforts on part of other companies to attract consumers amid the rapidly expanding streaming environment.

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