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MTV goes free-to-air in Germany

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has launched MTV as a free-to-air channel in Germany. The music and entertainment channel is available via satellite, cable networks, IPTV and internet TV. Viewers can also live stream it on MTV.de/live and on through the free MTV Play App for iOS and Android. Viacom will start a launch campaign and introduce a new programming schedule […]

DNA adds new HD channels to cable offering

Finnish telco and pay TV operator DNA has added two HD channels to its cable TV offering. DNA has added commercial broadcaster MTV’s Sub and AVA channels in HD to its cable offering, while MTV3 HD is now available free-to-air for the first time. All three channels can now be viewed via DNA’s cable network […]

Viacom launches MTV Play app in UK

Viacom International Media Networks has launched its MTV Play mobile app in the UK, allowing music fans to stream this year’s MTV European Music Awards, which were held at London’s Wembley Arena last night, to their smartphones. The free-to-download app will also enable users to view short-form clips from MTV content including Catfish, Geordie Shore, […]

MTV UK teams up with Amazon for flash briefing on Echo Show

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN)-owned MTV UK has teamed up with Amazon to launch a new ‘flash briefing’ skill for Amazon’s Echo Show, which is being launched in the UK following its rollout in the US. Echo Show has similar functionality to the existing Amazon Echo voice assistant but with the addition of a seven-inch […]

Viacom joins SVOD race with Paramount+ launch

Viacom Media Networks International is joining the race among major international content players to develop their own subscription video-on-demand services with the launch of Paramount+ in the Nordic region. The new service will hold the rights to the first pay TV window for paramount Pictures’ new movies releases along with a range of catalogue films […]

Bonnier Broadcasting names new communications chief

Swedish broadcaster TV4 Group-owner Bonnier Broadcasting has named Åsa Barsness as its new communications and HR director. Barnsness will take her new post at the beginning of next year, taking responsibility for all communications, marketing, HR and public affairs duties. She was previously head of communicaitns at technology consultancy Sweco. Barsness has also worked in […]

Viacom to take MTV Germany free-to-air in 2018

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is making MTV Germany an unencrypted, free-to-air TV channel in Germany and Austria from January 2018.  Viacom described the move as “the next important step” for the channel, after started to make a live-stream of MTV Germany available online at MTV.de in March. Recently, a new version of the MTV Play […]

Viacom eyes all-cash Scripps takeover

Viacom is reportedly eyeing one of the biggest all-cash takeovers in recent US media history by planning to acquire Scripps Networks Interactive for around US$10.6 billion. According to Reuters, New York-based Viacom is willing to fork out cash to finance the deal, which would add the Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel to a stable […]

MTV launches localised Snapchat channel in France

Viacom-owned music channel MTV has launched a localised ‘Publisher Story’ on Snapchat’s Discover platform in France. This is Viacom’s first fully localised, non-English channel to debut on Snapchat Discover. MTV in English is already available on Snapchat in the US and internationally. MTV is the first television channel in France to join Snapchat Discover, offering […]

Facebook nears scripted TV debut with MTV revival

Social media giant Facebook is reportedly close to reviving former MTV series Loosely Exactly Nicole. Bringing the single-cam comedy back would mark the first time Facebook has invested in scripted television. Netflix and Hulu have both revived linear TV shows, while Yahoo did the same with former NBC comedy Community. Loosely Exactly Nicole was one […]