Viacom International Media Networks

Viacom closes Channel 5 acquisition

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has closed its £450 million acquisition of UK broadcaster Channel 5 from Northern & Shell Media Group. The deal was first announced on May 1 and was completed yesterday morning after receiving unconditional clearance from the European Commission. With the conclusion of the agreement, VIMN – which owns channel brands […]

Viacom to launch Paramount Channel in Romania

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is launching the Paramount Channel in Romania and increasing its distribution of the network in Hungary after striking a deal with operator RCS&RDS.  A fully localised Romanian version of the 24-hour TV film channel will be available to pay TV subscribers of digital and satellite basic packages. In Hungary, the […]

Viacom poaches Fox, Discovery execs for Europe

Viacom has added a pair of executives to its southern Europe team, one from Discovery Communications and the other from Fox International Channels. Andrea Castellari (left) has been appointed senior VP and general manager, VIMN Italy, Middle East and Turkey. He was previously a senior programming executive at Discovery in Italy. Based in Milan, he […]

MTG on-demand to get Viacom shows

Viacom International Media Networks will supply Modern Times Group with programming for the latter’s numerous on-demand services across Scandinavia. Under terms of a new partnership, VIMN will supply MTV and Comedy Central programmes such as Geordie Shore and The Daily Show; library series including The Hills, Punked and Cribs; and kids TV shows such as […]

Viacom appoints Red Bull Media exec

Viacom International Media Networks has recruited Oliver Nitz to run its mobile branding division. Nitz joins from Austria-based Red Bull Media House and will be senior VP, mobile brand licensing at Viacom. In the new role he will be tasked with building VIMN’s presence in the mobile space and, based in Berlin, he will oversee […]

Viacom to take back control of MTV in Czech Republic, Slovakia

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is set to take the operational activities of MTV in the Czech Republic and Slovakia back in-house.  A spokesperson for Viacom confirmed the move to DTVE and said the transition would take place from January 2014. The news follows local press reports, claiming that the current operator of MTV in the […]

Viacom ups Comedy Central UK MD Offman to brand head

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has promoted Jill Offman, SVP, Managing Director of Comedy Central UK, to international head of the Comedy Central brand. In her new job as senior vice president, comedy for VIMN, Offman will remain based in London but will report to US-based president and CEO of VIMN Bob Bakish. Offman, who […]

Viacom signs European social ad deal with Twitter

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has signed a social video advertising deal with Twitter in Europe, with the companies due to run campaigns around the biggest programs and live events across VIMN’s portfolio. The international partnership will launch with the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) next month and will then extend across VIMN properties including […]

Discovery and Viacom partner for Dutch ad sales

Discovery Networks Western Europe and Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) are set to launch a joint TV ad sales house in the Netherlands called BrandDeli. The 50-50 joint venture will launch on November 1 and will replace both Discovery and Viacom’s existing local ad sales businesses in the Dutch market. BrandDeli will represent eight linear […]

Viacom strikes deal with RCS&RDS

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has struck a new distribution deal with pay TV operator RCS&RDS covering Romania and Hungary.   The deal will expand the reach of Viacom’s channels Nickelodeon and Comedy Central across RCS&RDS’s  Romanian and Hungarian pay networks. Nickelodeon will be available in an additional three million homes in Romania and 500,000 […]