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RTL secures SVOD rights to Awesomeness content

RTL Deutschland has secured rights to content from Viacom’s Awesomeness TV digital outfit for its subscription video-on-demand service TV Now. Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will offer a  selection of Awesomeness programming on the SVOD offering. The new TV Now Premium package offers a range of exclusive programming, live content and the most popular German and international […]

Charter launching OTT TV service with Viacom as key supplier

US cable operator Charter Communications has become the latest operator in the market to launch a low-cost OTT TV offering, in its case targeted exclusively at its own broadband-only subscribers. Spectrum TV Essentials is targeted at Charter subscribers that don’t take the operator’s pay TV services. The service, to be launched at the end of […]

FuboTV and Viacom agree OTT carriage deal

FuboTV and Viacom have agreed a carriage deal that will see Viacom’s nine core media networks launch on FuboTV’s live TV streaming service. BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Paramount Network, TV Land and VH1 will all be included in FuboTV’s base package, Fubo. An expanded selection of Viacom channels will also be […]

Bakish: Pluto TV acquisition will be OTT ‘game changer’ for Viacom

Viacom’s acquisition of ad-supported OTT TV network Pluto TV will be a “game changer” for the company’s direct-to-consumer strategy, according to the studio’s CEO Bob Bakish, and will play a key role in the company’s direct-to-consumer strategy both domestically and internationally, with the launch of a Spanish-language service planned in the near term. Speaking to […]

MTV launches mobile SVOD service in the UK

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has launched MTV’s first-ever direct-to-consumer SVOD mobile streaming app MTV Play in the UK. MTV Play is targeted at younger, mobile-first audiences who want to watch MTV’s youth-focused reality content. The app will include a broad array of catch-up and box set content and a live feed of the MTV […]

Viacom acquires AVOD outfit Pluto TV

Viacom has offered US$340 million (€300 million) in cash to close the acquisition of ad-supported streamer Pluto TV, which is backed by Scripps Networks and Sky. Founded in 2013, Pluto TV offers a free bundled experience and streams over 100 channels. It has over 130 partnerships with media networks, major film and television studios, and […]

Viacom launches Paramount+ SVOD service in Hungary

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has launched Paramount+ in Hungary, marking the SVOD service’s second release in the region following its recent rollout in Poland. Paramount+ is available to customers of Magyar Telekom as part of the network operator’s Moziklub video-on-demand platform. It can be accessed through Magyar Telekom’s set top boxes and via its […]

Viacom’s Paramount to make pictures for Netflix as OTT strategy takes shape

Viacom’s Paramount Pictures is to make movies for Netflix as part of a new deal between the pair, unveiled at the end of last week. Speaking on Viacom’s full-year results conference call at the end of the week, Paramount boss James Gianopoulis said that the studio was “exploring new revenue streams in addition to theatrical […]

Viacom takes Nick Jr. Play down under

Viacom International Media Networks has unveiled plans to launch an authenticated version of its Nick Jr. Play service with Sky New Zealand on November 1. Nick Jr. Play is an interactive app offering pre-schoolers access to Nick Jr. shows, games and music including full episodes, games, original videos and other content. The app will provide Sky New […]

Viacom’s Bakish highlights three-pronged digital strategy

Viacom will take a three-pronged approach to the direct-to-consumer business, including plans for an advertising-supported “front door” branded offering, but has no plans to launch any kind of premium Netflix-style service, according to CEO Bob Bakish. Speaking at a Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) event in London this morning, Bakish said that Viacom is looking at […]

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