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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 […]

Viacom could take Paramount+ to new markets

Viacom’s Paramount+ set-top application in the Nordic markets could be expanded to other markets, according to James Currell president, UK, northern and eastern Europe, Viacom International Media Networks. Paramount+ has seen strong take-up, according to Currell, interviewed on stage at Cable Congress in Dublin. The application, which offers VOD content from Viacom pay brands and […]

20th Century Fox takes stake in Italian VOD outfit Chili

20th Century Fox has taken a 4% stake in Italian transactional video-on-demand provider Chili in a reported €6 million investment in the platform. Fox joins Warner Bros, Viacom-Paramount and Sony Pictures as shareholders in the venture. Warner Bros and Paramount have 4% stakes, while Sony has a 3% stake in the venture. Torino 1895 Investments, […]

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 […]

Vimeo staffs up for content and originals push

Vimeo has made a trio of hires as it pushes into original programming, co-productions and premium drama acquisitions, bringing on execs from Paramount, Hulu and Bunim Murray, DTVE’s sister title TBIVision reports. The video service has already said it is keen to “follow in the footsteps” of Netflix, and wants a Vimeo SVOD service stocked with […]