BET+ to launch September 19

Viacom-owned BET is launching its premium SVOD on September 19. The African American-targetted SVOD will launch in the US at US$9.99 per month and feature over 1,000 hours of existing and new original content.  BET+, a joint venture between BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios, was announced in June. Scott Mills, president of BET Networks, […]

Bakish makes raft of new appointments at Viacom

Bob Bakish’s restructuring of US media giant Viacom has continued with appointment of a music programming chief, general managers for Comedy Central and TV Land, and an original series producer at VH1. Bakish has been marking his stamp on the troubled company since becoming president and CEO, focusing efforts around core brands, and building bridges between domestic […]

McCarthy named president of VH1 and Logo

Viacom has upped Chris McCarthy to president of its cable nets VH1 and Logo. The exec was only promoted to general manager of the channels last year, and will now take the helm at the pair. Before that promotion McCarthy was general manager of MTV’s digital nets. In his new role he will continue to […]