WOW Presents Plus
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The logo of WOW Presents Plus.
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Screenshot of WOW Presents Plus' English website in 2022.
Type of businessPublic
Type of site
OTT streaming platform
Available in
HeadquartersLos Angeles
Country of originUnited States
Area servedWorldwide (excluding Mainland China, Russia, North Korea and Syria)
OwnerWorld of Wonder
Founder(s)
  • Randy Barbato
  • Fenton Bailey
IndustryEntertainment industry
Products
Services
URLwowpresentsplus.com
RegistrationRequired
LaunchedNovember 2017; 5 years ago (2017-11)
Current statusActive
Fenton Bailey (left) and Randy Barbato (right) are the co-founders for streaming platform: WOW Presents Plus.
Fenton Bailey (left) and Randy Barbato (right) are the co-founders for streaming platform: WOW Presents Plus.

WOW Presents Plus (also called World of Wonder Presents Plus) is a subscription-based streaming service owned by production company, World of Wonder.[1] The subscription service is founded in November 2017, by Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey.[2] The service offers a multitude of original series, including shows like Painted with Raven and UNHhhh.[3]

This service also exclusively includes RuPaul's Drag Race (though it is not available in the US) and its incarnations of the franchise. Many web series from WOW Presents' YouTube channel are included to their subscription service. The service is available worldwide, except for Mainland China, Syria, North Korea, and Russia. Business Insider names WOW Presents Plus, "best streaming service for 'Drag Race' fans".[4]

Distribution

The cost of the subscription service is $4.99 USD a month, for the yearly cost is $49.99 USD.[5] It also offers users to download episodes for offline viewing.

Device support

The streaming platform supports access through most modern web-browsers, such as iOS/iPadOS, Android and Android TV devices, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku.[6]

Original programming

WOW Presents Plus began to produce its own original content. Starting Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova, hosting UNHhhh (an unscripted webseries), that premiered on YouTube then later included to the streaming service for its uncensored content.[7] The first production series released is God Shave the Queens, which is their first original docuseries showcasing the RuPaul's Drag Race UK tour in the United Kingdom.[8] World of Wonder announced new show lineups from early 2022. Many drag queens such as Jinkx Monsoon, Pangina Heals, Heidi N' Closet, and Rock M. Sakura; will star in their shows.[9]

Key
Indicates a season that is currently airing Currently airing program
Indicates an upcoming season Program announced or renewed
# Program no longer in production
Indicates a season with an unknown status Status of program unknown

Documentary

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Runtime Status
God Shave the Queens Docuseries September 10, 2020 2 seasons 18–24 min asterism
Frock Destroyers: Frockumentary Docuseries March 15, 2022 1 season 18–23 min #

Comedy

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Runtime Status
Sketchy Queens Sketch comedy September 15, 2022 1 season 12–15 min double-dagger

Reality

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Runtime Status
Painted with Raven Competition November 25, 2021 2 seasons 40–45 min dagger
Vanjie: 24 Hours of Love Reality June 9, 2022 1 season 15–35 min #

Unscripted

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Runtime Status
UNHhhh Comedy March 25, 2016 7 seasons 4–15 min dagger
Trixie and Katya Save the World Talk show March 30, 2020 1 season 9–14 min #
Tongue Thai'd with Pangina Heals Talk show December 12, 2022 1 season 13–15 min dagger

Films

Documentary

Title Premiere Runtime Ref.
Cherry Valentine: Gypsy Queen and Proud January 25, 2022 55 min [10]

Exclusive programming

See also: Drag Race (franchise)

The subscription service exclusively offers the American reality series, RuPaul's Drag Race, though it is not available in the United States (including RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars). The subscription service also includes its many incarnations of the franchise.[11]

Key
Indicates a season that is currently airing Currently airing program
Indicates an upcoming season Program announced or renewed
# Program no longer in production
Indicates a season with an unknown status Status of program unknown

Reality

Title Original network Premiere Seasons Runtime Status
RuPaul's Drag Race Current
VH1 (s. 9–)
Former
Logo TV (s. 1–8)
February 2, 2009 14 seasons 42–60 mins double-dagger

Upcoming original programming

Key
Indicates an upcoming season Program announced
Title Genre Premiere Seasons Runtime Status
Jimbo Presents: It's My Special Show 1 season TBA double-dagger
Kerri Kares 1 season double-dagger

References

  1. ^ Reid, Joe (November 14, 2017). "'Drag Race' Producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato on WOW Presents Plus, Their New Streaming Service for Queer Programming". Decider. Retrieved September 25, 2022.
  2. ^ Dresden, Hilton (November 6, 2017). "'Drag Race' Creators Launch New LGBTQ Streaming Service". Out. Retrieved September 6, 2022.
  3. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (March 15, 2021). "World Of Wonder Sets 'Painted With Raven' Reality Competition Series, RuPaul To Executive Produce". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  4. ^ Tricarico, Angela. "WOW Presents Plus lets you stream tons of international 'Drag Race' shows and spinoffs — here's how to sign up". Business Insider. Archived from the original on July 27, 2022. Retrieved September 1, 2022.
  5. ^ Levesley, David (August 31, 2021). "A Guide to WOW Presents Plus, the Best Streaming Service for Drag Race Fans". Vulture. Archived from the original on September 2, 2022. Retrieved September 1, 2022.
  6. ^ Pratt, Emmy. "Streaming Service Spotlight: Everything You Need to Know About WOW Presents Plus – TV Insider". TV Insider. Archived from the original on September 1, 2022. Retrieved September 1, 2022.
  7. ^ Sim, Bernando (May 11, 2022). "A Chaotic Interview With Katya About 'UNHhhh,' Trixie, & the Tour Life". Out. Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  8. ^ B. Kile, Meredith (September 2, 2020). "'God Shave the Queens': Watch Alyssa Edwards & 'Drag Race UK' Queens Put on a Sickening Stage Show (Exclusive)". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved 2022-09-26.
  9. ^ Shatto, Rachel (September 1, 2022). "Everything New Coming To WowPresents Plus Fall". Pride. Retrieved December 11, 2022.
  10. ^ Brocklehurst, Harrison (January 25, 2022). "We spoke to Drag Race UK's Cherry Valentine about her 'emotional' new documentary". The Tab. Archived from the original on January 25, 2022. Retrieved September 2, 2022.
  11. ^ Spangler, Todd (November 6, 2017). "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Producers Launch Subscription-Video Service With LGBTQ Content and More". Variety. Retrieved September 25, 2022.