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Paramount+ Channels: CBS, Nickelodeon, and More

Your favorite shows from CBS, MTV, Comedy Central, and more are streaming on Paramount+. Let the CableTV.com experts guide you up the mountain of entertainment.

What channels are on Paramount+?

Paramount+ features six brand channel hubs, including CBS, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon. There are also additional channel tabs dedicated to live TV, sports, shows, movies, and news.

Paramount+ channel hub list

Paramount+ doesn’t have an exclusive Tom Cruise channel hub, but it really should—all of the Mission: Impossibles are here, as well as the OG Top Gun and several other Cruise classics.

Some shows and content will appear in two or more channel hubs, such as South Park: The Streaming Wars showing up under Comedy Central and Movies, and sports events in both Live TV and Sports. When in doubt, Paramount+’s search function works quickly and accurately.

Make your own Paramount+ hub

If you have several go-to favorite shows, movies, and sports events, you can create your own hub with My List, featured in the Paramount+ tabs—no more hunting, just start watching.

CBS

The CBS channel hub (or brand) is the largest on Paramount+, featuring next-day streaming and full seasons of current network hits like Ghosts, The Equalizer, and Young Sheldon, as well as classics from decades ago like The Love Boat, Family Ties, I Love Lucy, Frasier, and The Twilight Zone. The CBS hub also gives you late-night and daytime content, like The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Bold and the Beautiful.

Comedy Central

Paramount+’s Comedy Central channel hub isn’t limited to just stand-up specials and CC shows like Another Period, Workaholics, and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah; it also features corporate cousin series like Daria (from MTV), Hot in Cleveland (from TV Land), and Paramount+ original movies from South Park and Reno 911! Unfortunately, Comedy Central staples South Park and Broad City aren’t on Paramount+ (they’re on HBO Max and Hulu, respectively).

Nickelodeon

SpongeBob SquarePants, Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig, iCarly, Bubble Guppies, Rugrats, Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues, The Fairly Oddparents—they’re all in the Nickelodeon channel hub. This brand section also includes shows from Nick Jr. and Noggin, as well as Paramount+ originals (like Big Nate) and old-school favorites (like Super Mario World).

MTV

As you’d expect, Paramount+’s MTV channel hub is overflowing with reality shows but features just a smattering of music content—just like MTV since the dawn of the 2000s. The MTV hub is a varied grab bag of shows also pulled from VH1, CMT, and Paramount Network, as well as Paramount+ originals like RuPaul’s Drag Race. For the Gen-X MTV crowd, you can also find classics like Ren & Stimpy, Beavis & Butt-head, and Jackass here.

BET

Unlike the all-over-the-place MTV hub, Paramount+’s BET channel is almost entirely made up of BET shows, with only a handful of Black-led series from other Paramount-owned networks. Hit the Floor, The Real Husbands of Hollywood, The Game, Being Mary Jane, and other BET hits are here, as well as recent-vintage series like Sister Sister, Moesha, and Everybody Hates Chris. On the reality side, BET also carries all of VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop and Black Ink Crew shows.

Smithsonian Channel

If you’re into historical series and documentaries, Paramount+’s Smithsonian Channel hub is the place to be. Besides scenic travel shows and cute animals in nature, the Smithsonian Channel hub also features hair-raising series like Air Disasters, Disasters at Sea, and Volcanoes: Dual Destruction. It’s like the HISTORY channel, but with more actual, you know, history.

Live TV

Besides a live feed of your local CBS affiliate (Premium subscribers only), Paramount+’s Live TV hub also carries CBS News and several European soccer league events live. The Live TV hub also features dozens of looping “live” channels of content similar to Paramount+ cousin Pluto TV, with feeds dedicated to Star Trek, The Twilight Zone, Survivor, and more.

Sports

Fútbol fans take note: Paramount+’s Sports channel hub carries live events from Concacaf Nations League, National Women’s Soccer League, Argentina Liga Profesional de Fútbol, Union of European Football Associations, and more, as well as Combat Global MMA and obscure American outfits like the National Football League and the National Basketball Association.

Movies

Naturally, Paramount+ features many a Paramount movie, like the Indiana Jones franchise, the Star Trek film collection, and the previously mentioned Tom Cruise cinematic universe. In all, there are over 2,500 movies on Paramount+, ranging from classics and obscurities going back 60 years to recent releases like The Lost City, A Quiet Place II, and Scream 5.

News

CBS News standards like 60 Minutes, Face the Nation, and 48 Hours can be found in Paramount+’s News hub, as well as a live feed of CBS News. You can also watch live local news feeds from New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, Baltimore, the Bay Area, Boston, Colorado, Dallas–Fort Worth, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Sacramento CBS stations if you’re that kind of news nerd.

Paramount+ channels FAQ

What channels come with Paramount+?

Paramount+ features a “Brands” section tab that includes six of the biggest Paramount-owned channels: CBS, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, BET, and Smithsonian Channel. Content from other Paramount-owned channels like Paramount Network, VH1, CMT, Nick Jr., and Noggin also appear in these channel hubs.

What’s the difference between Paramount Network and Paramount+?

Paramount Network is a live channel carried by most cable, satellite, and live TV streaming providers; Paramount+ is a standalone on-demand streaming service with some live content. It’s confusing, but at least Paramount Network is a less embarrassing name than its previous iteration, Spike.

Can I watch Yellowstone on Paramount+?

Despite being Paramount Network’s biggest hit, Yellowstone isn’t available on Paramount+. Due to a distribution deal put in place years before Paramount+ (then CBS All Access) became a viable streamer, Yellowstone is only available to stream on Peacock. Yes, Paramount executives are still kicking themselves over that one.

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