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How to watch South Park 25th Anniversary Concert online — release date and time

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Get ready. It's almost time to go on down to watch the South Park 25th Anniversary Concert online to see Trey Parker, Matt Stone and other familiar faces celebrate the beloved animated series. 

South Park 25th Anniversary Concert channels, release date and time

The South Park 25th Anniversary Concert airs at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday (August 13). It then arrives on Paramount Plus on Sunday (August 14) at 3 a.m. ET.
• U.S. — Watch on Sling TV (opens in new tab) or fubo (opens in new tab) for Comedy Central, or on Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) with the 1-week free trial (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

This special, which features performances from Ween (who appeared on South Park) and Primus (who made the show's theme), was filmed near-enough to the quiet mountain town... over at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver.  

There were even performances from show-runners and voice actors Stone and Parker, accompanied by a full band and a small choir. Of course, a rousing rendition of "Blame Canada" was a part of the festivities, but the song no longer says "and that b***h Anne Murray too," which was switched out for a playful rib on Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds.

Originally, this special wasn't supposed to be available unless you bought a ticket. My, how the streaming wars have changed things. You'll be able to watch on cable (and some of the best cable TV alternatives) as well as Paramount Plus.

Here's everything you need to watch South Park The Streaming Wars Part 2 online, plus the trailer!

How to watch South Park 25th Anniversary Concert online anywhere on Earth

Just because Paramount Plus and Comedy Central aren't available everywhere (and it's expanding) doesn't mean you need to miss the South Park 25th Anniversary Concert if you've travelled somewhere where it isn't working. Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the show from wherever you go.

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How to watch South Park 25th Anniversary Concert in the US for free

Comedy Central has the first airing of the South Park 25th Anniversary Concert, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, on Saturday (August 13). If you have cable, you probably have Comedy Central. But if you cut the cord, then you can still watch with one of the best streaming services

We recommend Sling TV, which starts at only $35 per month, and your first month is 50% off for a limited time (opens in new tab). Then, there's also fubo TV, which may be more expensive at $69 per month, but it also has a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab).

New subscribers (aka those who were waiting for this chapter to watch the first) can take advantage of a free 7-day Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) trial to watch the South Park 25th Anniversary Concert on Sunday (August 14).

This is the fourth of 14 South Park specials made exclusively for Paramount Plus. The series will still debut new seasons on Comedy Central, where it's going to run to at least a 30th season. Seasons 25 and 26 will air on HBO Max 24 hours after airing on Comedy Central, because that's not confusing.

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Sling TV (opens in new tab): Both the Sling Orange and Blue packages carry Comedy Central and many other top channels. Right now, new subscribers save 50% off (opens in new tab) on their first month. After that, the service costs $35 per month, a very reasonable price for live TV.

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AMC is on Fubo.TV (opens in new tab), which specializes in international sports. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front and has dozens of sports channels, including TUDN. 

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Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) combines what used to be CBS All Access with even more content from ViacomCBS partners. Includes Survivor and Big Brother episodes, as well as originals like Star Trek: Picard and The Good Fight.

How to watch South Park 25th Anniversary Concert in the U.K., Canada and Australia

Unlike with past South Park specials, the South Park 25th Anniversary Concert will be on Paramount Plus around the world, including in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. It's unclear if the service's international varieties will air the special on  Sunday (August 14), though. It is coming, we do know that, as the press release states it will "be available to stream the following day, Sunday, August 14th, on Paramount+. It will also be available in international territories where the service is available." 

Maybe we're being too particular about how they're phrasing that.

If you're having trouble abroad, though, you can use a service such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), to make it seem like your device is back home.

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Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) combines what used to be CBS All Access with even more content from ViacomCBS partners. Includes Survivor and Big Brother episodes, as well as originals like Star Trek: Picard and The Good Fight.

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Henry T. Casey
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Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.