10 licensed the whole catalogue separately after the Netflix deal lapsed, but they canned that during the cost cutting measures back in February as mentioned above.

They still have some deal for the episodes to air on a 10 play FAST channel, likely a revenue sharing arrangement with Endemol Shine who produced the series.

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Makes more sense

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Paramount+ are removing shows again.

Nancy Drew gone overnight.

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It’s really weird to me that P+ AU original commisions are being removed.

Surely one of the things you do when you commision an Aussie show is at least pay for the rights for 3-5 years.

It’s often known IP and bacl catalogue shows that are watched the most


Depends on how much needs to be spent on residuals etc to keep the show available. It appears to be cost management.

One show?

Shows drop off all platforms regularly, so it’s pretty common practice. The biggest issue I see here is if that happened without warning. That is definitely form.

*Have been removed, and it was months ago.

Likely due to low performance, higher rating original series like Five Bedrooms, Last King of the Cross, NCIS: Sydney etc are all still there.

They took some different swings and they didn’t work out, some of them are still living on 10 play interestingly. Betoota Advocate Presents, The Bridge, More Than This, The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race etc.

As has been said, all in cost management. Paramount globally did this with Nickelodeon titles on P+ too which you would think would’ve been pretty safe.

it just seems no one wins when australian shows are removed.

  • a smaller catalogue to stop churn
  • less point of difference to netflix/disney/prime
  • studios who made the show not earning revenue
  • new audiences not being exposed to the show

Why don’t the studios agree to price that P+ is willing to pay that makes economic sense for both parties.

no one wins if shows are removed.

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The sheer amount of content to leave suggests that it’s highly likely any offer made didn’t make economic sense to one of the parties.


Im kinda leaning on cancelling after this removal. May just go back to netflix. At least they tell you when its gone.

Netflix is not what it used to be either. I have found over the last few months there ad supported plan is now full of ads. Its not just 2-3 ads like is was when it first started. Then two add to that the price has just gone up. Oh and for the basic plan with no ads it’s now $18.99.

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This just out in the AFR today (subscription required).

Paramount prefer a tie-up with SkyDance over Sony.


Makes sense given Sony don’t want to keep P+ and would probably be more likely to sell off the free to air holdings as they are more of a content producer rather than a distributor to consumers.


That was made clear with the exclusivity period, you don’t do that unless you want to give it a red hot go or the money is too good.

Do Skydance have any broadcasting assets? I thought they just did some program production.

Has Paramount+ locally done live streaming for events before, other than Sports/CBS News?

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They had the Tonys last year. I think they have done a few MTV Award shows (Movie & TV, VMA, EMA) over the last few years.


The 77th Annual Tony Awards® Streaming Live And Exclusive On Paramount+ From 9am AEST Monday, 17 June.

Hosted By Academy Award Winner And Tony Award Nominee Ariana DeBose.

Paramount+ today revealed that The 77th Annual Tony Awards® will be streamed live and exclusive on Paramount+ in Australia from 9am AEST on Monday, 17 June.

Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose returns to host the 2024 Tony Awards for the third time, live from the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. Paramount+ will stream The Tony Awards: Act One, a pre-show of live, exclusive content from 9am AEST leading into The 77th Annual Tony Awards® commencing at 10am AEST.

Nominees for The 77th Annual Tony Awards® were selected by an independent committee of 44 theatre professionals appointed by the Tony Awards Administration Committee. The 2024 Tony Awards, which honour theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, are presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The full list of nominations for the 2024 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards®


On the streaming front, Paramount Global is “working on exploring options with both [subscription video-on-demand] players and the leading technology platforms with the goal of forming a joint venture or a long-term strategic partnership to maximize our momentum and take advantage of our combined strengths,” McCarthy said. Such partnerships would not be “marketing bundles” but would be “a deep and expansive relationship,” he said.

Kelsey Grammer’s daughter Greer is also joining the comedy reboot.