P+ jumping on the K-drama bandwagon after the phenomenal success of Squid Game on Netflix.

They got a special out for 50% off for the first 3 months when you Re subscribe at the moment.

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Is it really bandwagon jumping, 18 months later?

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Yeah don’t think it’s got anything to do with Squid Games, K drama has been popular for some time and P+ identified South Korea as being a key market to get into a while ago. Seems like a strategic move to increase output in areas which will offer a good return on their investment across multiple territories.

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Sorry if others have mentioned but Paramount+ finally has an app for LG TVs. Thank goodness! Trying to Airplay from my phone has been a nightmare. Great to see they’ve made this improvement. Now just need some additionally functionality in the app starting with a “skip credits” option.


Strange New Worlds has been renewed for a third season, and Lower Decks will return for a fifth season.

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Publicity highlights April 2023

It’s nearly time to go to the soda fountain with the original girl gang, the Pink Ladies.

From the next generation of ‘teen mom’s’ taking their first steps into motherhood, to a nostalgic trip to the 50’s before rock ‘n’ roll ruled and the T-Birds were the coolest kids in the school, to a visit from world renowned psychologist and psychoanalyst, Dr. Orna Guralnik. This is April on Paramount+.

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Paramount+ Announces New Seasons Of Star Trek.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds And Star Trek: Lower Decks Will Premiere Globally This Winter.

Paramount+ today announced new seasons of its hit original series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and Star Trek: Lower Decks will premiere globally this winter. In addition, Paramount+ announced that both series have been renewed for additional seasons: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds for a 10-episode third season and Star Trek: Lower Decks for a 10-episode fifth season.

Season two of the original drama series, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, will premiere on Thursday, 15 June on Paramount+. New episodes of the 10-episode season will be available to stream weekly on Thursdays.

Season four of the original animated comedy series, Star Trek: Lower Decks, will premiere in late winter on Paramount+.

Fans will also be treated to even more new animated Star Trek as the critically-acclaimed and Children’s and Family Emmy Award-winning original animated kids’ series Star Trek: Prodigy, from Nickelodeon and CBS Studios’ Eye Animation Productions, will return with season two this summer.

As previously announced, the fifth and final season of Star Trek: Discovery will premiere in early 2024.

Season two of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds includes the previously announced special crossover episode featuring both live-action and animation, and Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner and Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler joining the U.S.S. Enterprise. The episode was directed by Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Lower Picard actor and director Jonathan Frakes.

About Star Trek: Strange New Worlds:

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is based on the years Captain Christopher Pike manned the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise. The series features fan favorites from season two of Star Trek: Strange Discovery: Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock. The series follows Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock and Number One in the years before Captain Kirk boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds also stars Jess Bush as Nurse Christine Chapel, Christina Chong as La’an Noonien-Singh, Celia Rose Gooding as Cadet Nyota Uhura, Melissa Navia as Lt. Erica Ortegas and Babs Olusanmokun as Dr. M’Benga. Season two also features the return of special guest star Paul Wesley as James T. Kirk and new addition Carol Kane in a recurring role as Pelia.

Season two of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is produced by CBS Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Akiva Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers serve as co-showrunners. Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet serve as executive producers in addition to Alonso Myers, Heather Kadin, Frank Siracusa, John Weber, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth and Aaron Baiers.

About Star Trek: Lower Decks:

Created by Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites), in season four of Star Trek: Lower Decks, an unknown force is destroying starships and threatening galactic peace. Luckily, the crew of the U.S.S. Cerritos isn’t important enough for stuff like that! Instead, Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Tendi, Rutherford and Provisional Ensign T’Lyn are keeping up with their Starfleet duties, avoiding malevolent computers, and getting stuck in a couple caves– all while encountering new and classic aliens along the way.

The Starfleet crew residing in the “lower decks” of the U.S.S. Cerritos includes Ensign Beckett Mariner, voiced by Tawny Newsome; Ensign Brad Boimler, voiced by Jack Quaid; Ensign Tendi, voiced by Noël Wells; and Ensign Rutherford, voiced by Eugene Cordero. The Starfleet characters that comprise the U.S.S. Cerritos’ bridge crew include Captain Carol Freeman, voiced by Dawnn Lewis; Commander Jack Ransom, voiced by Jerry O’Connell; Lieutenant Shaxs, voiced by Fred Tatasciore; Doctor T’Ana, voiced by Gillian Vigman; and recurring guest star T’Lyn, voiced by Gabrielle Ruiz.

Season four of Star Trek: Lower Decks is produced by CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, CBS Studios’ animation arm; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment. Secret Hideout’s Alex Kurtzman, Roddenberry Entertainment’s Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth and Katie Krentz (219 Productions) serve as executive producers alongside creator and showrunner Mike McMahan. Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout), who brought McMahan to the project, also serves as an executive producer. Titmouse (Big Mouth), the Emmy Award-winning independent animation production company, serves as the animation studio for the series.

About Star Trek: Prodigy:

Developed by Emmy® Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters and Ninjago), the CG-animated series Star Trek: Prodigy is the first Star Trek series aimed at younger audiences, and follows a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search of a better future. These six young outcasts know nothing about the ship they have commandeered – a first in the history of the Star Trek franchise – but over the course of their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents.

Season two of Star Trek: Prodigy is from CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, CBS Studios’ animation arm; Nickelodeon Animation, led by president of animation Ramsey Naito; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers, alongside co-showrunners Kevin and Dan Hageman. Ben Hibon directs, executive produces and serves as the creative lead of the animated series. Aaron Waltke and Patrick Krebs also currently serve as co-executive producers.

The Star Trek: Prodigy voice cast includes Kate Mulgrew (Hologram Kathryn Janeway), Brett Gray (Dal), Ella Purnell (Gwyn), Rylee Alazraqui (Rok-Tahk), Angus Imrie (Zero), Jason Mantzoukas (Jankom Pog), Dee Bradley Baker (Murf) and John Noble (The Diviner).

Paramount+ Announces New Original Series Star Trek: Starfleet Academy.

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy Streaming Soon On Paramount+.

Paramount+ today announced the series order for the all-new original series Star Trek: Starfleet Academy. The series will follow the adventures of a new class of Starfleet cadets as they come of age in one of the most legendary places in the galaxy. Produced by CBS Studios, the series will begin production in 2024.

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy will introduce us to a young group of cadets who come together to pursue a common dream of hope and optimism. Under the watchful and demanding eyes of their instructors, they will discover what it takes to become Starfleet officers as they navigate blossoming friendships, explosive rivalries, first loves and a new enemy that threatens both the Academy and the Federation itself.

In celebration of this news, a joint announcement has been made by co-showrunners and executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Noga Landau:

“Admission is now open to Starfleet Academy! Explore the galaxy! Captain your destiny! For the first time in over a century, our campus will be re-opened to admit individuals a minimum of 16 Earth years (or species equivalent) who dream of exceeding their physical, mental and spiritual limits, who value friendship, camaraderie, honour and devotion to a cause greater than themselves. The coursework will be rigorous, the instructors among the brightest lights in their respective fields, and those accepted will live and study side-by-side with the most diverse population of students ever admitted. Today we encourage all who share our dreams, goals and values to join a new generation of visionary cadets as they take their first steps toward creating a bright future for us all. Apply today! Ex Astris, Scientia!”

Alex Kurtzman and Noga Landau will serve as co-showrunners and will executive produce the series alongside executive producers Gaia Violo, Aaron Baiers, Jenny Lumet, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth, Frank Siracusa and John Weber. The series premiere episode is written by Gaia Violo. Star Trek: Starfleet Academy will be produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.

“We are excited to introduce ‘Star Trek’ fans to a whole new generation of Starfleet officers in training as they navigate the rigors of the Academy and the brink of adulthood in Star Trek: Starfleet Academy,” said Domenic DiMeglio, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Data, Paramount Streaming. “Introducing new characters and compelling storylines, this all-new original series will serve as a fantastic addition to the franchise and Paramount+, bringing new generations of viewers and long-term ‘Star Trek’ fans alike together to enjoy the next chapter in the iconic ‘Star Trek’ universe.”

“As we continue to explore more of the ‘Star Trek’ universe, we’re thrilled to bring Star Trek: Starfleet Academy to fans around the world as the next chapter in this expanding franchise,” said David Stapf, president of CBS Studios. “Alex Kurtzman and Noga Landau’s vision is a smart and thrilling take that celebrates the core principles of what ‘Star Trek’ has always stood for, but through the eyes of the next generation of Starfleet’s leaders.”

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy is the latest addition to the expanding “Star Trek” franchise on Paramount+, which includes the current hit original series Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks and Star Trek: Prodigy, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy will join a host of the world’s best entertainment currently streaming on Paramount+, including Yellowjackets, Rabbit Hole, The Challenge: World Championship, School Spirits, Last King of The Cross, At Midnight, Tulsa King, 1923, The Flatshare, Five Bedrooms, The Offer and HALO with Grease: Rise of The Pink Ladies, Lioness, Rugrats Season Two, The Family Stallone, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season Two , Star Trek: Lower Decks Season Four, Star Trek: Prodigy Season Two and Fatal Attraction streaming soon.

P+ have a fair bit of advertising on track at the F1 in Melb, promoting the new series Rabbit Hole.


Personally was surprised they’re just using 10 branded mics and not the football dual branded ones. Not having rights for P+ didn’t stop them using it for the Melbourne Cup recently.

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I believe P+ was an actual sponsor at The Melb Cup though.

As it is at the F1!

It doesn’t look like they used them at last years’ Melbourne Cup:

And the year before that, they used 10 Sport branded mics

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I distinctly remember seeing them at some point. Maybe it’s the Mandela effect? :man_shrugging: