Tanya Giles departs Paramount as chief programming officer

Tanya Giles is reportedly stepping down from her role at Paramount as chief programming officer for streaming, with no immediate replacement according to Deadline. Giles was promoted from her role general manager of the MTV Entertainment Group to chief programming officer for streaming in 2021. She leaves Paramount+ after spending 28 years working at the […]

SkyShowtime completes European roll-out

SkyShowtime is set to complete its European roll-out in 2023 with it launching across Central and Eastern European, joined by Spain and Andorra on 28 February. From today, SkyShowtime has been made available in Albania, Czechia, Hungary, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia. With the final launches in Spain and Andorra nearing the end of the […]

Paramount unveils Showtime integration plan, hints at job cuts

Global media company Paramount has announced plans to integrate its flagship Showtime brand into its streaming service Paramount+. From later this year, the service, known for its high end scripted series, will be known as Paramount+ with Showtime, across both the streamer and linear platforms in the US. Explaining the move, Paramount CEO Bob Bakish […]

Execs consider folding Showtime into Paramount+

Paramount is reportedly mulling whether to discontinue Showtime as a standalone streaming service in favour of shifting its content to Paramount+. Popular titles like Yellowjackets and Billions are offered on Paramount+ internationally, but are only available in the US through the US$10.99 per month Showtime. The company’s big-budget adaptation of the Halo videogame franchise was […]

SkyShowtime to begin rollout on September 20 in Nordics

SkyShowtime, the streaming joint-venture of Comcast and Paramount Global, will launch on September 20. The service was first revealed in mid-2021, and will bring together entertainment, movies and original series from the NBCUniversal, Sky and Paramount portfolio of brands, including titles from Showtime, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Paramount+ Originals, Sky Studios, Universal Pictures, and Peacock. Highlighted […]

‘Big three’ continue to dominate US SVOD chart, but newer players having an impact

Netflix has once again emerged as the top subscription streamer in the US, but the impact of newer players is being felt in the market. According to Parks Associate’s update list of the top 10 US SVOD services through to September 2020, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney-owned Hulu continue to make up the top […]

CuriosityStream hires former Showtime CEO Matthew Blank

Documentary SVOD CuriosityStream has announced the hire of industry veteran Matthew Blank to its board of directors as it looks to continue its rapid expansion. CuriosityStream, which announced that it is to become a public company earlier this month, was created by Discovery founder John Hendricks in 2015 and currently serves over 13 million paying […]

Apple officially launches Showtime and CBS All Access bundle with ViacomCBS

Apple has officially launched its first streaming bundle in a deal with ViacomCBS. As previously reported, the iPhone maker has partnered with ViacomCBS to offer Apple TV+ customers access to a bundle of CBS All Access’s ad-free tier and Showtime for US$9.99 per month via Apple Channels. The services separately cost a combined total of […]

ViacomCBS reveals more details about 2021 super streamer

ViacomCBS has revealed more details about its expanded international streaming service. Teased for months by the media giant as a ‘super service’ streamer, the company utilised its quarterly earnings call to shine a light on “broad pay” CBS All Access product which will combine a selection of content from its brands including CBS, MTV, Comedy […]

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