Viacom International Media Networks


Viacom takes full control of Italy’s Super!

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN has acquired the 50% of Super Broadcast S.R.L, which owns and operates the free-to-air (FTA) kids’ TV channel, Super, that it does not already own from De Agostini Editore. The move adds the channel to Viacom Italy’s portfolio. Super! is a free-to-air kids channel in Italy focused on children ages 4-14 […]

Viacom takes branded apps to Virgin Media

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has agreed a new multi-year distribution deal with Virgin Media spanning TV channels, on-demand rights and a range of new streaming applications.  The deal will provide Virgin Media customers with continued access to MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and Paramount Network, as well as associated catch up rights and […]

ITV Studios’ Kyriacou to take charge at Viacom UK, Northern and Eastern Europe

ITV Studios’ Maria Kyriacou is joining Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN). The exec – who most recently served as president of international for ITV Studios – has boarded the media group as president for VIMN UK, Northern and Eastern Europe, replacing James Currell, who departed the business in June. She joins the business almost two months […]

Viacom to beam German channels directly to cars with Access deal

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is adding a selection of its channels to mobile IT solutions provider’s Access Twine4Car product.  The deal will see Access acquire the rights to make linear feeds of MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon available in German-language for integration into in-car infotainment systems being developed by German car manufacturers. The channels […]

Viacom sees big uplift in Pluto TV users as it eyes international expansion

Viacom’s AVOD business Pluto TV saw its monthly user base rise by 50% between Viacom’s acquisition of the business in January and the end of July, ending that month with 18 million active users. News of Pluto’s progress was revealed as Viacom posted solid fisca Q3 numbers on the back of a recovery in its […]

PlutoTV launches three My5 channels in UK

AVOD streamer Pluto TV is to launch three UK channels using content from the VOD platform of its Viacom stablemate Channel 5, focusing on crime, documentary and medical programming. Pluto TV, which was acquired by Viacom for $340m six months ago, will launch My5 Crime, My5 Documentaries and My5 GPs: Behind Closed Doors channels on its […]

Pluto TV launches on My5

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has confirmed the launch of three Pluto TV channels on Channel 5’s video-on-demand platform in the UK. The launch of the channels on My5, news of which was reported by Digital TV Europefrom the Variety TV Summit in Londonearlier this month, marks the first collaboration between the two Viacom-owned AVOD […]

Viacom planning to add Pluto TV content to My5

Viacom is looking to expand Pluto TV more aggressively internationally, including adding Pluto TV content to UK on-demand platform My5, according to David Lynn, CEO, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN). Speaking at the Variety TV Summit in London this morning, Lynn said that VIMN was increasingly looking to develop as a platform business, in particular […]

Viacom’s Pluto TV adds new drama channels

Viacom-owned streaming service Pluto TV has added to its line-up of fictional series and launched two new channels dedicated to drama for the UK market. Pluto TV Drama will show recent productions and international series from New Zealand, Australia and other parts of the world, while Pluto TV Retro Drama is dedicated to ‘pop culture evergreens’ from library […]

Paramount Play launches on IPLA

Paramount Play is launching on Cyfrowy Polsat’s OTT TV platform IPLA as part of the latter’s movies and series package. The Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) streaming service will bring to IPLA subscribers a range of content including films from the Paramount Pictures library including Transformers, Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun and World War Z. […]

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