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Paramount+ Channels and Live Programming 2022

By Khadija Bilal • Published Jun 23, 2022

Updated Jun 23, 2022

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In March of 2021, Paramount+ was released, replacing the former CBS All Access and adding another option to the seemingly endless supply of streaming services on the market.

Offering more than 30,000 episodes and movies from networks like BET, CBS, MTV, Nickelodeon, and Paramount Pictures, there's a lot to enjoy on this service.

It also has an impressive selection of "Originals", like Star Trek: Discovery, The Twilight Zone, The Good Fight, Halo, and 1883.

But what about channels and live programming? Well, Paramount+ does have its own selection of channels, streaming non-stop content throughout the day, as well as some live content, too.

In this guide, we’ll look at the line-up of channels on Paramount+, as well as finding out what kind of live content you can watch on this platform.

How Much Does Paramount+ Cost

Paramount+

7 day free trial

$5.99 / month
A mountain of entertainment
No ads
Live and on-demand titles

There are two different plans to choose from with Paramount+: Essential and Premium. The Essential plan costs $4.99 and is supported by ads, while the Premium plan is $9.99 and is totally ad-free.

You can choose to pay annually with either plan - $49.99 per year for Essential and $99.99 per year for Premium - to save a little money in the long-term.

Apart from ads, it's important to note that there is one other big difference between the two plans: the Essential plan does not come with live local CBS news, so if you want the full package of live programming with Paramount+, you'll need to sign up for the Premium plan.

What Channels Are Available on Paramount+?

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Paramount+ is mainly an on-demand streaming service, like Netflix or Disney Plus. It allows you to pick and choose from a huge library of shows and movies to watch whenever you want on your favorite devices.

However, the service also includes a set of 18 always-on TV channels. These channels are not exactly “live”, in the traditional sense, but basically play a non-stop stream of content from the Paramount+ platform, so you can tune in and watch whatever is on at the time.

Each of the channels has a theme. Some of them are dedicated to specific shows or universes, like Survivor and Star Trek, while others are more broad and feature a range of shows in a particular genre.

18 “channels” on Paramount+

  • 24/7 Laughs: As the name implies, this channel is all about comedy, featuring episodes from classic sitcoms like Tosh.0 and Reno 911

  • Adult Animation: This channel airs animation shows aimed at a more mature audience, like Beavis and Butt-Head

  • All Day Drama: This is a drama-oriented channel, and it’s a great place to catch classic episodes from Paramount+’s leading dramas like The Twilight Zone

  • Animation Favorites: This channel is a useful one to put on if you have children, airing episodes of kid-friendly classics like SpongeBob SquarePants

  • Black Voices: The Black Voices channel is 100% dedicated to black creators and black-oriented content like The Game and Key & Peele

  • Crime & Justice: This is the channel to watch for all of your favorite legal dramas and crime shows like CSI Miami

  • History & Undiscovered: This is an educational channel, filled with fascinating documentaries from the Smithsonian Channel like America's Hidden Stories

  • Kids & Family Fun: A channel for kids and their parents to watch together, with shows like Zoey 101 and iCarly

  • Nostalgic Hits: This channel will give you a blast from the past, featuring classic episodes from shows like Frasier and Beverly Hills 90210

  • Paw Patrol: This channel is 100% dedicated to the hugely popular kids’ show, PAW Patrol, airing episodes all-day long

  • Preschool Corner: Featuring the likes of Blue's Clues and Dora the Explorer, this channel is perfect for keeping little ones entertained

  • Reality TV: Competition: Competitive reality TV shows like Ink Master and RuPaul's Drag Race feature on this channel

  • Reality TV: Shores: This reality channel, focuses more on the dramatic and emotional side of reality TV, with shows like Jersey Shore

  • SpongeBob Universe: The perfect channel for SpongeBob fans of all ages, airing episodes and SpongeBob movies

  • Star Trek: The ultimate channel for fans of one of the world’s most beloved sci-fi series, airing episodes from Picard, Discovery, and more

  • Survivor: This channel airs episodes from Survivor’s many seasons throughout the years, letting viewers enjoy every classic Tribal Council moment over and over

  • The Challenge: This channel is dedicated to the classic reality hit, The Challenge, featuring classic episodes and historic moments from the past

  • TV Classics: This channel features retro classics from the past, such as I Love Lucy and The Love Boat

What Live Programming Is Available on Paramount+?

As well as the channels listed above and all of the on-demand content on the platform, Paramount+ also has an impressive array of live TV programming for subscribers to enjoy, broken down into two key categories: news and sport.

Live News on Paramount+

As stated earlier on, if you subscribe to the Premium plan with Paramount+, you'll get access to your local CBS news station. Paramount+ features live streams for local CBS affiliates in over 200 locations across the US, so you shouldn't have any problem connecting to your local station.

Subscribers also get access to CBS News Streaming Network, which is a live, round-the-clock news streaming service with the biggest stories.

Live Sports on Paramount+

You can also enjoy a huge amount of live sporting action on Paramount+. In fact, the service boasts of over 1,000 live sporting events each year, including NFL games, European soccer, and golf tournaments, too.

All subscribers get access to the following:

  • The NFL

  • Soccer coverage, including UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League

If you opt for the Premium plan, you’ll also get the following live sports included in your subscription:

  • The Masters

  • NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship

  • PGA TOUR

  • SEC ON CBS

  • The PGA Championship

  • Combate Global MMA

There's also a dedicated live sports news channel on Paramount+ called CBS Sports HQ, so you can keep up with sporting results and developments live, any time you want.

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