Altice unifies brand in strategic shift

Telecoms, content and advertising group Altice has announced plans to unify its assets under the single brand name, Altice. The company said that the move would transition it from a holding company with a collection of different assets and brands around the world, to one unified global group. Altice said its new “one group, one […]

McCarthy named president of VH1 and Logo

Viacom has upped Chris McCarthy to president of its cable nets VH1 and Logo. The exec was only promoted to general manager of the channels last year, and will now take the helm at the pair. Before that promotion McCarthy was general manager of MTV’s digital nets. In his new role he will continue to […]

UHD Alliance unveils consumer logo

The UHD Alliance (UHDA) has unveiled a consumer-facing logo to identify devices, content and services capable of delivering a “premium” Ultra HD experience. The organisation, which formed at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2015, said it has now begun certification of devices and services and started licensing its ‘Ultra HD Premium’ logo. This will be […]

Viacom confirms ‘landmark’ Sony OTT deal

Entertainment giant Viacom has confirmed it is to provide 22 launch channels for Sony Corporation’s upcoming US cloud-TV service. The deal marks the first time Viacom channels have been offered as live internet TV channels via a VOD service. Terms of the agreement were not revealed, but such a significant deal would not have come […]