Paramount Channel

Viacom launches Paramount Network in the UK

Viacom International Media Networks is to launch Paramount Network in the UK in July as a new destination for scripted drama, comedy and movie content. The channel, which will launch on July 4, will be scheduled and programmed by the Channel 5 editorial team under the direction of Ben Frow, director of programmes at Viacom-owned […]

Spain’s Paramount Channel becomes Paramount Network

Viacom’s Paramount Channel in Spain is to change its name to Paramount Network. Spain, the first country to launch Paramount Channel in 2012, is the first to rebrand following the launch of Paramount Network in the US earlier this year. The change will be effective as of June 10. The revamped channel will feature a […]

Comedy Central UK appoints original programming boss

Comedy Central has appointed Lucy Robinson to head its London-based programming team and promoted Louise Holmes following Jill Offman becoming international chief of the Paramount Channel. Robinson will take up her newly created role as VP of original programming with immediate effect, reporting to Offman, who remains executive VP for Comedy Central International and managing […]

Paramount Channel added to OSN

Viacom has agreed an expanded deal with OSN and its Nickelodeon, NickToon and Paramount Channel will now all be carried on the Middle Eastern pay TV platform. The Teen Nick On Demand service will also be added as part of the new deal. Paramount Channel, which internationally is movie-focused although a new Paramount net is […]

Bakish: Comedy Central, Paramount are priorities

Bob Bakish has said Viacom must focus on expanding the international reach of the Comedy Central and Paramount Channel brands. Bakish is replacing Tom Dooley as interim president and CEO of Viacom on Tuesday (November 15). He is tasked with providing strategy for the company as it explores merger possibilities with CBS Corp., which shares […]

UPC Poland extends Paramount availability

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland has made Paramount Channel HD more widely available by adding the service to its Select pack. Previously Paramount Channel was only available as part of the top-tier Max pack. The move means that the Viacom-owned channel will now extend its reach to one million UPC digital TV subscribers, enabling […]

NTV+ expands partnership with Viacom

Russian pay TV broadcaster NTV+ has expanded its partnership with Viacom International Media Networks, adding Paramount Channel to its programming line-up. The deal makes NTV+ the second satellite pay TV operator to take the channel in Russia, giving Paramount Channel access to a further three million homes. NTV+ basic package West now includes Viacom channels […]

Paramount Channel launches in Italy

Viacom’s Paramount Channel is launching in Italy. The Viacom International Media Networks channel, which is programmed with new and classic movies and movie-related programme, will be carried on DTT in the country and roll out on February 27. Paramount said the service will be carried in 90 million homes in total with the Italian launch. […]

Paramount Channel launches in Sweden

Viacom International Media Networks-owned Paramount Channel has launched in Sweden.  The channel is available from today on the Swedish digital-terrestrial network as part of the Boxer pay TV service, making catalogue moves including Saving Private Ryan, Munich and Disturbia available to Swedish viewers. The linear channel’s launch will also be accompanied by a catch-up service. […]

Viacom to launch Paramount Channel in Romania

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is launching the Paramount Channel in Romania and increasing its distribution of the network in Hungary after striking a deal with operator RCS&RDS.  A fully localised Romanian version of the 24-hour TV film channel will be available to pay TV subscribers of digital and satellite basic packages. In Hungary, the […]