Hogan Lovells advises ViacomCBS on the launch of SkyShowtime, a new subscription video on demand streaming service in partnership with Comcast

Press releases | 30 August 2021

London, 30 August 2021 – Led by the London corporate team, Hogan Lovells is advising ViacomCBS on the launch of a new subscription video on demand (SVOD) streaming service, SkyShowtime, in partnership with Comcast.

The partnership will be structured as a 50:50 joint venture, with equal investment and joint control by ViacomCBS and Comcast. Once launched, SkyShowtime is expected to be made available in more than 20 European territories across 90 million homes with entertainment, movies, and original series from the NBCUniversal, Sky, and ViacomCBS portfolio of brands, including titles from SHOWTIME, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Paramount+ Originals, Sky Studios, Universal Pictures, and Peacock.

The Hogan Lovells team was led by London-based corporate and commercial counsel Oliver Wilson, with additional support provided by IP partner Sahira Khwaja, employment partner Ed Bowyer and Amsterdam-based partner Joke Bodewits.