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Paramount all in on streaming, says SVP

Paramount is “leveraging its entire business into streaming”, a senior streaming exec at the company has said. Speaking at the Connected TV World Summit, Paramount SVP of streaming Dan Fahy discussed the launch of SVOD Paramount+ at the end of June. The SVOD will launch in the UK with 8,000 hours of content, including the […]

Streamers to be regulated by UK government

Streamers such as Netflix, Disney+ and Apple TV+ are to be regulated in the UK for the first time, while super-indies are set to face new scrutiny over their ‘independent’ status. The proposals from UK government came in a far-reaching White Paper that promises to deliver a “new golden age of programming” by updating “decades-old […]

Pluto TV extends partnership with Channel 5 in UK

ViacomCBS’s free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service Pluto TV has extended its partnership with the UK’s Channel 5 – a sister service also owned by ViacomCBS ­– with three new channels to be added to the streaming service in the UK this month, featuring some of the broadcaster’s best-loved talent.  In addition, existing Channel 5 programming […]

UK government to ‘ensure prominence of PSBs’ on smart TVs

The UK government is to enact new broadcasting legislation with the stated goal of protecting the future of public service media by ensuring that broadcasters’ apps have prominence on digital platforms, according to a report in the Financial Times. According to the report, citing Whitehall officials, the government will set aside legislative time to establish […]

ViacomCBS promotes Rose & Fahy to lead combined UK ‘growth’ unit for Pluto TV, My5

ViacomCBS has restructured its streaming operations in the UK by forming a new division to oversee growth across all of its on demand services. The ‘growth and partnerships division’ is part of ViacomCBS’s plan to increase streaming revenue from services such as My5, the AVOD belonging to broadcaster Channel 5, and Pluto TV UK. It is […]

UK broadcasters ‘unlikely to survive’ without overhaul to regulations, claims Ofcom

The UK’s traditional broadcasting industry ‘is unlikely to survive’ without the overhauling of broadcast laws and regulations, claims an explosive report from regulator Ofcom. According to its review of public service broadcasting (PSB), Ofcom has found that public service content is important to audiences and the creative economy but that it is at a critical […]

UKTV bolsters VOD team with hire of My5 senior director Andrea Amey

UKTV has hired Andrea Amey as its new general manager for digital as it looks to boost its on demand service UKTV Play. Amey joins from Channel 5, where she has spent the past 10 years overseeing its VOD output. Most recently serving as senior director for VOD product and service management, Amey led the […]

My5 gets CBS Reality and Horror Channel content in AMC deal

ViacomCBS-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 has announced a content partnership with AMC Networks International – UK (AMCNI UK). The deal will see two of AMC’s branded channels – CBS Reality and Horror Channel – launch on the My5 AVOD platform. The partnership will also see the addition of 400 hours of content and 40 new […]

NFL goes FTA in UK on Channel 5

The National Football League (NFL) has announced a new three-year partnership in the UK with ViacomCBS Networks International. This new deal will see the NFL return to free-to-air TV in the country, with terrestrial network Channel 5 broadcasting live Monday Night Football, along with a Sunday morning magazine programme entitled NFL End Zone. The deal […]

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