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 […]

VCNI appoints Villani as co-lead for Australia and New Zealand

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has today announced the appointment of Jarrod Villani as co-lead of the media giant’s Australia and New Zealand business. Villani joins Beverley McGarvey, who was appointed chief content officer and executive vice president in March and is responsible for all content and creative activities related to the company’s networks and digital […]

VCNI ups Sears to EVP and GM of digital and ad sales

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has announced the promotion of Lee Sears – previous senior vice president of Velocity International – to executive vice president and general manager, Digital and Ad Sales for ViacomCBS Networks International. Sears has been attributed to recently leading the deal between Channel 5 and the NFL, which sees the American Football […]

ViacomCBS hires BBC director to head UK business and legal affairs

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has hired a BBC director to head up its business and legal affairs. The media giant has announced the appointment of Kathryn Richardson as VP of business and legal affairs for its business in the UK. The exec joins from the BBC where she has served since 2005, with seven years […]

VCNI hires Jaime Ondarza to head new territory

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has announced the appointment of Jaime Ondarza as EVP and general manager of the newly-created regional structure of France, Iberia, Italy, the Middle East, Greece and Turkey. Ondarza joins ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA from Turner where he spent almost 20 years, including more than six as SVP Southern Europe & Africa. There, […]

Noggin expands Apple TV footprint by more than double

Noggin, the SVOD dedicated to ViacomCBS’s preschool channel Nick Jr., has expanded its global footprint by more than double on Apple TV channels. The app is now available via Apple TV in 38 new territories throughout Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. This follows the service’s initial launch on the Apple […]

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 […]

ViacomCBS appoints Kelly Day as COO of VCNI

ViacomCBS has appointed Kelly Day as the chief operating officer of ViacomCBS Network International (VCNI). Day was previously the president of Viacom Digital Studios (VDS), and replaces Melody Tan who has held the VCNI title since 2017. Tan will be leaving the company. She joined the company in 2017 from AwesomenessTV – itself acquired by […]

VCNI expands AVOD Pluto TV to Latin America

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has announced the launch of AVOD Pluto TV in Latin America with a wide range of content in Spanish and Portuguese.  The free-to-view service will be made available in the region at the end of March, the company has confirmed. Users will be able to view the service via cable operator […]

ViacomCBS appoints co-general managers for Africa

Following the departure of Alex Okosi, ViacomCBS has appointed Craig Paterson and Monde Twala as co-general managers of its African business.  Twala, senior vice president and general manager of editorial for VCN Africa, will focus on content, creative, editorial and marketing for VCNI brands. Twala is currently the vice president of ViacomCBS Networks Africa’s BET, […]