North America can now watch all seasons of MacGyver in Blu-ray quality thanks to the new ViacomCBS ‘Paramount Plus‘ streaming service which replaces the current CBS All Access platform and includes content from all the current Viacom-owned libraries, including Paramount Pictures and Television.
The news means North American will finally catch up with Europe and South America where they have been enjoying HD MacGyver on television broadcasts for the past year.
CBS originally announced the HD release back in June 2018. At the time of their announcement, they were already halfway through the series conversion with a full series completion date of Christmas 2018. This news sparked high hopes of a Blu-ray series box set, however, these were dashed when CBS released a season 1 Blu-ray set and then subsequently canceled any further releases due to low sales. Their focus seemed to then move to make the HD version available for distribution as Europe and South America began broadcasting the HD versions on local networks while North America was left with the much lower DVD quality until now.
The MacGyver HD library so far includes all seven seasons, but not the 2 made-for-TV-movies which, as far as we know, have not yet been converted to HD.
Fans will also be pleased to hear that German Production house Koch Films have purchased the rights to produce a full series HD boxset, which is currently in progress and will include special features and extras. There’s currently no release date or target for the completion or release of the boxset and it’s likely that production work will be heavily hampered by the ongoing Covid 19 situation around the world, but whenever we do see the set finished it will be an outstanding item to add to our collections if their Miami Vice set is anything to judge by.
You can find out more about Paramount Plus, including their price plans on their website.