Verizon launches Netflix and Paramount Plus with SHOWTIME combo at bargain price

Jun 2, 2023, 4:59 PM UTC
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Verizon launches Netflix and Paramount Plus combo at bargain price
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Verizon, the telecom giant, has made a bold move in the streaming industry by offering its wireless customers an enticing new package that combines Netflix and Paramount Plus with SHOWTIME at a discounted price. This innovative streaming bundle, a first of its kind, aims to bolster Verizon’s +Play product, which allows mobile customers to conveniently subscribe and pay for over 30 streaming services, including popular platforms like Max (formerly HBO Max), Discovery+, AMC+, among others.

For just $25.99 per month, Verizon mobile and home internet customers can access Netflix’s premium tier, a standalone subscription that typically costs $19.99 monthly. Furthermore, the bundle includes Paramount Plus with Showtime, valued at $11.99 per month (excluding promotional offers). This limited-time offer provides an attractive cost-saving opportunity for subscribers to enjoy a diverse range of content seamlessly.

In an era dominated by streaming services, technology, media, and telecom companies are actively exploring ways to recreate the convenience of traditional cable TV bundles. Amazon’s Prime Video Channels program, which allows Prime subscribers to subscribe and pay for additional streaming services, has witnessed remarkable success. Similarly, YouTube has attempted to outdo Amazon by offering more favorable terms to streaming service owners through its channel program. However, neither Amazon nor YouTube currently offers bundled packages of individual streaming services, setting Verizon’s +Play initiative apart from its competitors.

While these distribution programs present opportunities for streaming services to expand their subscriber base and increase revenue, concerns have emerged about ceding control over the future of streaming to tech companies. Recently, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav highlighted the importance of media companies proactively marketing and packaging their streaming services together. Zaslav warned that failing to do so could leave the door open for dominant players like Amazon, Apple, or Roku to take charge of the market.

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