SkyShowtime hires ex-HBO Max exec as strategy chief

SkyShowtime, Sky’s streaming joint venture with Paramount, has named former HBO Max executive Roberto Soto as chief strategy officer and John Heinemann, formerly with The Walt Disney Company, as General Counsel. The pair will join the company later this year.  Soto has served as SVP and head of growth marketing for EMEA at HBO Max, […]

The evolution of streaming – listen to the latest episode of TV Watch

The latest episode of Digital TV Europe’s podcast TV Watch is now available to stream wherever you get your podcasts. In the latest episode, industry veteran Marc DeBevoise – recently hired as CEO of video delivery platform Brightcove – talks to DTVE about his experience of the streaming revolution. DeBevoise has over 20 years of […]

Chefclub launches dedicated FAST channel on Pluto TV France

Food-themed content provider Chefclub has teamed up with Paramount-owned Pluto TV to launch a dedicated FAST channel in France. Chefclub offers a range of food-themed shows including It’s Burger O’Clock, Show Chocolate and Pasta la Vista Baby. The agreement with Pluto TV France follows a number of strategic initaitives by Chefclub in the streaming domain. […]

Pluto TV reorganises channel categories

Paramount-owned FAST service Pluto TV has announced a reorganisation of its channel lineup in the US, adding new categories and channels. The company said that the new lineup will provide users with greater ease of navigation and more fan-favourite programming. Pluto offers over 43,000 titles, with this latest update bringing three additional categories for a […]

Viaplay agrees pan-European content deal with Paramount

Viaplay (fka NENT Group) has struck a raft of country- and region-specific deals for shows from Paramount Global Content Distribution. The pact spans the Nordic and Baltic regions, Poland and the Netherlands, with Viaplay viewers gaining access to a variety of CBS series and library boxsets from The CW, Paramount Television Studios and Showtime. Viaplay […]

A rocket to Pluto – listen to the latest episode of TV Watch

The latest episode of Digital TV Europe’s podcast TV Watch is now available to stream wherever you get your podcasts. In the latest episode, host Jonathan Easton speaks with Olivier Jollet, EVP general manager at Pluto TV international and head of mobile at Paramount about the growth of the FAST platform and the company’s ambitions […]

Paramount+ launches in the UK and Ireland

Paramount has launched its SVOD service Paramount+ in the UK and Ireland. The streamer launches with more than 8,000 hours of content from brands including Showtime, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures. High profile titles available at launch include original series HALO, The First Lady, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years and iCarly. The platform […]

Paramount+ has ‘tremendous momentum worldwide’ says CEO Bakish ahead of UK launch

Paramount CEO Bob Bakish has laid out the company’s stall ahead of launching SVOD Paramount+ in the UK and Ireland. Speaking to the BBC’s Today programme, Bakish touted a “great mix of entertainment on Paramount+” ranging from the studio’s movies to CBS TV shows and originals made for the streamer. The service launches in the […]

Paramount+ commits to 150 international originals by 2025

Ahead of Wednesday’s launch in the UK and Ireland, Paramount+ has unveiled plans to commission 150 international originals by 2025. The streamer said it would take the first step towards realising a plan to commission the line-up of originals in partnership with VIS, Paramount’s international studio, a division of the company’s worldwide studio footprint that […]