Viacom International Media Networks

Viacom appoints former NBCU exec to head ad sales

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has appointed former NBCUniversal International Television exec, Chris Shaw, as executive vice president and managing director, of its ad sales division, Be Viacom. Shaw, who was formerly senior vice president, global head of advertising sales for NBCUniversal International Television, will take up his new London-based role on September 16 and […]

Viacom launches Asian pop culture channel

Viacom International Media Networks is launching J-ONE, an Asian pop culture-themed channel for the French market. Going live on October 4 on the Numericable platform and satellite operator CanalSat, the channel will broadcast exclusive Japanese manga series. It will also run programmes looking into Japanese culture, gameshows, magazine trend series and reality shows such as […]

Viacom takes full control of MTV Italia after buying Telecom Italia stake

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has agreed to buy Telecom Italia’s 51% majority stake in MTV Italia, in a deal that gives it full editorial and operational control over MTV Italia’s properties. Under the deal, Telecom Italia Media is due to receive a consideration of €10 million. However, it will also waive €9.7 million-worth of […]

Viacom ups Kerry Taylor to international MTV programming boss

Viacom International Media Networks has promoted Kerry Taylor to senior VP, Youth & Music. The role involves overseeing all branding activity and taking responsibility for all non-music-related content on the international MTV channels. Taylor will report to VIMN CEO Bob Bakish in the new role as well as continuing in her current position as senior […]

Virgin Media adds 21 channels to TV Anywhere line-up

UK cable operator Virgin Media has added 21 new channels to its TV Anywhere multiscreen service taking the total number of channels available on the service to 66. Virgin Media is adding new channels from BSkyB, Channel 4, Discovery Networks, NBC Universal, Turner Broadcasting and Viacom International Media Networks to its multiscreen line-up. The complete […]

Viva launches on Freesat

Viacom International Media Networks-owned music and entertainment channel Viva has launched on the Freesat platform in the UK. Viva, Viacom’s only free-to-air channel in the UK, offers a mix of popular music content targeted at 16-24 year-olds. Paul Gilshan, Freesat’s marketing director said: “We’re proud to be increasing our line-up with the addition of such […]

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