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ViacomCBS names streamer Paramount+ as CBS All Access rebrand

ViacomCBS has announced that its 2021 ‘super service’ streamer will be called Paramount+. In the parlance of our times, Paramount+ follows the naming convention that has been adopted by Disney, Apple and a number of others, in the parlance of our times. In a press release, the company said that “the Paramount+ streaming service will […]

ViacomCBS extends Paramount+ reach in the Nordics

ViacomCBS Networks International has struck three new distribution agreements in Sweden and Finland for its premium streaming service Paramount+. In Finland, Paramount+ will launch on Sanoma’s Ruutu platform as a standalone subscription service, offering subscribers new and classic movies from the Paramount Pictures library, as well as series from Paramount Network, Comedy Central, MTV, and […]

Noggin and Paramount+ get extended free trials in Latin America amid pandemic

ViacomCBS’s American division – ViacomCBS Networks Americas (VCNA) – has announced extended 1-month trial periods for its OTT streaming services in Latin America. Starting from the week of April 13, new users in Latin America (excluding Brazil) will be able to access kids streamer Noggin and entertainment service Paramount+ for free. The company said that […]

ViacomCBS picks up 49% of Miramax

ViacomCBS has reached a deal with beIN Media to acquire 49% of Miramax. Under the terms of the deal, beIN will retain a 51% stake in Miramax and the studio’s leadership team will remain the same. ViacomCBS will acquire the stake for a total investment of US$375 million, with an initial upfront cash payment of […]

Viacom debuts Paramount+ as standalone subscription service with Telia Finland

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has launched its Paramount+ SVOD service in Finland in partnership with Telia. Paramount+ initially launched in the Nordics in 2017 as a set-top box and TV Everywhere application available to higher tier subscribers of pay TV operators. The Telia partnership marks the first time that the service will be available direct to […]

Viacom launches Paramount+ SVOD service in Hungary

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has launched Paramount+ in Hungary, marking the SVOD service’s second release in the region following its recent rollout in Poland. Paramount+ is available to customers of Magyar Telekom as part of the network operator’s Moziklub video-on-demand platform. It can be accessed through Magyar Telekom’s set top boxes and via its […]

Viacom’s Paramount to make pictures for Netflix as OTT strategy takes shape

Viacom’s Paramount Pictures is to make movies for Netflix as part of a new deal between the pair, unveiled at the end of last week. Speaking on Viacom’s full-year results conference call at the end of the week, Paramount boss James Gianopoulis said that the studio was “exploring new revenue streams in addition to theatrical […]

Paramount fires president Powell for alleged offensive comments

President of Paramount TV Amy Powell has been dismissed after allegedly making an offensive remark on a conference call. Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos issued a statement yesterday explaining why Powell, who had been with the company for 14 years, had been fired from her role. “Last week, multiple individuals came to us to raise concerns […]

Viacom unveils mobile distribution pact For Paramount+ With Telenor

Viacom has secured a mobile distribution deal for Paramount+ with Telenor. The agreement makes the new video streaming product available as a premium service in Sweden as part of the ‘Telenor Stream Film och Serier’ streaming service. The deal is the first that Viacom has signed to make Paramount+ available to mobile subscribers, after its […]

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 […]

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