Paramount+ to Launch in Japan on December 1st in Collaboration with J:COM and WOWOW

Paramount+ is set to launch in Japan via partnerships with J:COM and WOWOW, from December 1.

J:COM stands as a leading name in Japan’s cable television and broadband sector, while WOWOW holds a reputation as the premier subscription-based channel. Japan became the second Asian country to welcome Paramount+, following its introduction in Korea the previous year.

Marco Nobili, the top executive overseeing Paramount+ International, shared his enthusiasm for the Japanese debut, noting: “Launching Paramount+ in Japan allows us to provide numerous renowned films and series to enthusiasts in the most pivotal streaming territories across the globe. This is a significant moment for our platform and crucial for the evolution of our streaming sector.”

He added, “I look forward to intensifying our ties with both J:COM and WOWOW, promising their viewers an array of unmatched content, including the famed offerings from our illustrious studios and franchises.”

Yoichi Iwaki, leading J:COM, remarked, “Paramount Global has been a consistent content supplier, including the MTV channel and a slew of films and series for J:COM TV. This content has always been a major attraction on J:COM TV, garnering significant patronage. It’s gratifying to extend Paramount’s diverse content to the Japanese public. 

We are dedicated to showcasing enticing content, including Paramount+ exclusives, via J:COM STREAM. In partnership with our longtime ally, WOWOW, we are committed to ensuring Paramount+ thrives in Japan. Furthermore, our goal is to fortify our collaborations to uplift the entertainment quotient for our audience.”

Akira Tanaka, spearheading WOWOW, expressed: “For decades, Paramount Global has been at the forefront of American cinema and television, churning out masterpieces that resonate globally. WOWOW’s two-decade association with Paramount Global has meant that our subscribers have enjoyed a rich array of Hollywood offerings. 

This collaboration allows us to amplify our content range from Paramount+, including international cinema and series, accessible on-demand via WOWOW. Teaming up with JCOM, our objective is the widespread success of Paramount+ in Japan. Our alliance with Paramount is exhilarating, and we’re keen on expanding our synergies with both corporations, hoping to embark on innovative ventures using the content at hand.”

Ragul Thangavel
Ragul Thangavel
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