Paramount+ Inks Deal to Retain Future Streaming Rights to CBS Comedy ‘Ghosts’
It is now easier than ever to stream Ghosts.
Great news for fans of the CBS comedy “Ghosts”; Paramount+ has made an exclusive deal that will keep the hilarious haunting show on the streamer moving forward. Although the single-cam sitcom airs on CBS and aired next day on the network’s corporate streaming sibling, the show is primarily a Lionsgate production, so Paramount had to make a deal to keep the breakout hit on the streamer longterm.
The deal makes Paramount+ the exclusive subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) home of “Ghosts.” As the series has grown in popularity, it is no surprise that the relatively new platform would want to keep the comedy under the Paramount umbrella.
“Ghosts is one of the biggest comedy hits in years and one of the most talked-about shows,” Paramount+’s chief programming officer Tanya Giles said. “It is the perfect addition to the fantastic pipeline of content driving peak streaming at Paramount+.”
Samantha and Jay throw caution to the wind when they convert their recently inherited country estate into a bed-and-breakfast. Call it mislaid plans. Not only is the place falling apart, but it’s also inhabited by spirits of previous residents — whom only Samantha can see and hear.
The CBS original debuted in 2021 as an adaptation of the British sitcom of the same name. Its plot follows a young couple (Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar) who inherit a vast country house that just so happens to be filled to the brim with spirits. The ghosts’ contrasting and comedic personalities cement “Ghosts” as a unique comedy hit. It’s a charmingly funny adventure that has since been rewed for a second season.
The highest-rated new comedy of the season, the ghostly comedy is currently available on Paramount+ as part of the platform’s existing in-season rights package with the new deal coming into effect this fall. As Paramount continues to invest in its streaming service, it is an incredibly smart business decision to keep its signature broadcast hits in-house.
Before Paramount+ was announced (then known as CBS All-Access), the company sold the streaming rights to its hit cable show “Yellowstone” to Peacock in a move that has frustrated the streamer and confused viewers ever since. Paramount certainly wants to avoid any similar fumbles in the future.
Paramount+ is a subscription video streaming service that includes on-demand access to 40,000+ TV show episodes from BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and more. The lineup includes “1883,” “Tulsa King,” “Star Trek: Discovery,” Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants,” and MTV’s “Laguna Beach.” From well-loved franchises to compelling originals, Paramount+ offers a great library worth streaming. Live NFL games are included. The service also offers the option to watch your live CBS affiliate.
Subscribers can choose between the Essentials Plan (which includes ads) for $4.99/month, or go commercial-free with the Premium Plan for $9.99/month. Subscribers can add Showtime to either plan for an additional fee.
With their Premium Plan, in addition to not having ads, you will also get access to your local CBS affiliate to stream your local news, prime-time lineup, and late-night. You will also be able to download offline and watch select shows in 4K.
With the lower cost “Essential” plan, you will still be able to watch live NFL games, Champions League, and national news – but you will no longer get your local CBS affiliate.
With their new app, enjoy advanced recommendations, curated homepages, and new content categories while still being able to stream major live sports like NFL, College Football, College Basketball. Sports fans will also appreciate the service’s inclusion of NFL on CBS, PGA Tour, along with every match of UEFA Champions League and Serie A.
The service was previously called CBS All Access.