Viacom, who owns Paramount+, has just signed a deal with South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, to create 14 movies exclusively for the streaming service.

ViacomCBS has been the home of South Park for a long time and showing them on Comedy Central. They are looking to expand on the 40 million subscribers they already have worldwide.

On top of the 14 movies, it will also include more seasons of South Park, up to 2027. The deal is worth $900 mill! Not bad from the start of some foul mouth young lads. The deal is almost twice what AT&T paid for the rights to South Park streaming rights.

When you see that Disney+ have now more than 100 million subscribers, due to things like The Mandalorian and Loki, you can see why Paramount+ want a piece of the pie.

Obviously, with the pandemic hitting the cinemas hard, streaming seems to be the way to go, since you can sit at home, in your underwear and watch movies/TV in the comfort of your own front room.

The problem is everyone is jumping on the same bandwagon. Some of the major streamers, at the moment, are :

  • Netflix
  • Amazon Prime
  • Disney+
  • HBO Max
  • Peacock
  • Paramount+
  • Hulu
  • Apple TV
  • Discovery+
  • NOW TV

If they are on average, $10 each, that’s $100 a month, on services you don’t really have time to watch. Some services have exclusives, some stream them all in one go, others stretch them out over weeks. Each and everyone one of them wants you to spend your hard-earned money with them.

You can understand why some people are returning to the ‘high seas’ to get their content. Some just don’t have the money to pay for it all and others don’t think companies like these deserve the money anymore.

Here at LMO, the only endorsement of ‘high seas’ activity we condone is impressions of Captain Jack Sparrow, owning a parrot or having an eye patch or wooden leg.

Who’s going to get your money?

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