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Finecast announces partnerships with four operators including Pluto TV and Roku

Addressable TV provider Finecast has revealed partnerships with a handful of high-profile platform operators in the UK. The company has announced deals with four new supply partners: Roku, Rakuten, Pluto TV and YuppTV. Finecast said that these supply partnerships will enable advertisers to reach and measure audiences at scale across all major consumer screens. All […]

VCNI buys Chilevisión in LATAM push

ViacomCBS has agreed a deal to buy WarnerMedia-owned Chilevisión as it expands its reach into Latin America. As part of an ongoing push into streaming, ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) said that the acquisition will add a new premium content library and pipeline “to fuel the increasing demand for Spanish language content.” VCNI launched AVOD service […]

BET goes all-digital in UK with My5 shift

ViacomCBS has announced the shift of black entertainment network BET to My5, making the BVOD service the official home of the channel in the UK.  BET content has been on My5 since 2018 and the brand has had five consecutive quarters of YoY growth on the BVOD. The media giant also announced that it will […]

ViacomCBS looks to raise US$3 billion to fuel streaming push

ViacomCBS has unveiled plans to raise US$3 billion from a new share offering to fund its expansion plans in streaming. The US media giant has issued two tranches of shares to investors – $2bn of Class B and a further US$1 billion of Series A – and said it intends “to use the combined net […]

ViacomCBS launches BET in Brazil via AVOD Pluto TV

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) is rolling out its Black audience-focused network BET in Brazil via AVOD service Pluto TV. BET will debut on 26 March as a 24/7 channel, featuring an array of shows from its US sibling such as Being Mary Jane, Real Husbands Of Hollywood, American Soul, Boomerang, and Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living. VCNI said more content would […]

Fox AVOD Tubi to produce original programming

Fox Entertainment’s AVOD streamer Tubi is moving into original programming, with reports suggesting that up to $4m per episode could be available. Tubi, which was acquired by Fox for $440m in April 2020, has to date offered library content to US viewers with shows such as the broadcast network’s The Masked Singer being made available. It has also […]

ViacomCBS promotes Olivier Jollett to new streaming strategy & mobile-focused role

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has appointed Olivier Jollet to a new position overseeing strategy for its streaming services, as well as the division’s approach to mobile viewing. Jollet becomes SVP of strategy & business development, streaming and head of mobile for VCNI, with a remit to develop the streaming strategy and business development priorities for the division. […]

ViacomCBS promotes Rose & Fahy to lead combined UK ‘growth’ unit for Pluto TV, My5

ViacomCBS has restructured its streaming operations in the UK by forming a new division to oversee growth across all of its on demand services. The ‘growth and partnerships division’ is part of ViacomCBS’s plan to increase streaming revenue from services such as My5, the AVOD belonging to broadcaster Channel 5, and Pluto TV UK. It is […]

Pluto TV gets French in February

ViacomCBS has announced the expansion of its AVOD service Pluto TV to France on February 8. The streamer’s debut will make it the first free ad-supported television (FAST) service to launch in France, the company claims. The service will be available on ‘all major streaming devices’ via apps for Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire […]

Paramount+ reveals launch dates for US, Canada, Nordics and Australia

ViacomCBS is to launch streamer Paramount+ across the US on 4 March and has also revealed more details of the service’s international roll-out plans. Paramount+, a rebooted version of existing streamer CBS All Access, will launch across Latin America on the same date as the US, before being rolled out into the Nordics on 25 March […]

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