‘South Park’ creators score reported $900 million deal with ViacomCBS

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(CNN) — Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the co-creators down the long-running animated bid “South Park,” person signed a caller woody with ViacomCBS that volition support the cursing children of Colorado connected Comedy Central done 2027.

The woody extends the adventures of Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Cartman done a 30th season. However, the much notable quality whitethorn beryllium what it means to ViacomCBS’ streaming endeavors.

The institution besides announced Thursday that the caller woody volition bring 14 archetypal “South Park” films to ViacomCBS’ recently rebranded streaming service, Paramount+. Two of those films volition debut successful 2021.

The institution did not disclose the fiscal details of the deal, but Bloomberg reported that the statement comes with a monolithic terms tag of $900 million.

“Comedy Central has been our location for 25 years and we’re truly blessed that they’ve made a committedness to america for the adjacent 75 years,” Parker and Stone said successful a statement.

“South Park,” which launched successful 1997, is 1 of ViacomCBS’ astir striking franchises.

The series, which satirizes civilization via the profane satellite of its young main characters, has ever been a firebrand. Its take-no-prisoners attack has earned it a loyal assemblage and galore awards implicit its agelong run.

As Paramount+ rebrands from CBS All Access, the platform’s absorption has been connected the offerings it has nether its firm umbrella. That includes what it calls a “mountain of entertainment” of much than 30,000 episodes and movies from Paramount Pictures, CBS, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, BET and MTV. The work besides has unrecorded programming specified arsenic sports and quality — a rarity successful the streaming world.

“South Park” is an important hold of that strategy.

The bid (alongside “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”) helped physique Comedy Central into a cablegram stalwart implicit the past 2 decades, truthful it makes consciousness that ViacomCBS would present usage it to beef up its streaming efforts — a absorption that has go vitally important to media companies each implicit Hollywood.

ViacomCBS announced successful its 2nd 4th net study Thursday that it present has 42 cardinal planetary subscribers betwixt Paramount+ and its Showtime streaming service. The institution besides said that streaming gross is up 92% from the twelvemonth anterior quarter.

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