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Viacom hires UK and Ireland kids programming exec

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has appointed Disney’s UK & Ireland programming director Louise Bucknole to lead on kids programming. Bucknole has been hired in the newly created role of VP of programming for VIMN Kids. She will be tasked with driving ratings performance and brand strength for the Nickelodeon channels and Milkshake! on Channel […]

Viacom launches Nickelodeon-branded tourism franchise

Viacom has partnered with the Malta Tourism Authority to create a Nickelodeon-branded “experiential tourism franchise,” called Nickelodeon Treasure Hunt Malta. The concept was devised by Velocity International, the branded content, events and ad-agency of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) and is designed to drive visits to family-friendly attractions in Malta during the off-season by using […]

Viacom to axe Viva brand following German shutdown

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is set to scrap its Viva music channel brand after closing Viva in its German speaking markets at the end of the year. The company announced that it was “retiring Viva from its local brand portfolio” at the same time as it said it plans to expand the Comedy Central […]

Viacom unveils mobile distribution pact For Paramount+ With Telenor

Viacom has secured a mobile distribution deal for Paramount+ with Telenor. The agreement makes the new video streaming product available as a premium service in Sweden as part of the ‘Telenor Stream Film och Serier’ streaming service. The deal is the first that Viacom has signed to make Paramount+ available to mobile subscribers, after its […]

Viacom launches Paramount Network in the UK

Viacom International Media Networks is to launch Paramount Network in the UK in July as a new destination for scripted drama, comedy and movie content. The channel, which will launch on July 4, will be scheduled and programmed by the Channel 5 editorial team under the direction of Ben Frow, director of programmes at Viacom-owned […]

Nick Play VOD app launches in the UK with Virgin Media

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has launched its Nick Play video-on-demand app via Virgin Media in the UK. The rollout marks the UK debut of VIMN’s first mobile streaming app to feature long-form content, with the Nick Play app available free to Virgin Media customers who subscribe to Nickelodeon channels. Nick Play will offer both […]

CBS’ Moonves gets Upfronts ovation as legal battle heats up

CBS chief Leslie Moonves received a standing ovation from buyers at its Upfronts presentation last night, as the company faces a crunch after launching a lawsuit against its controlling shareholders, the Redstone family, on Monday In an atypical Upfront presentation, Moonves walked out to a standing ovation from a sizeable portion of the crowd who […]

CBS reportedly in bid for Viacom

CBS is set to make an all-stock offer for Viacom that prices the US company below its current market valuation, according to reports Reuters revealed earlier today that the “unusual” merger move may threaten negotiations that would see the two media giants reunite after 13 years. The report states that CBS chief Leslie Moonves will also […]

TDG: NBCU top channel group for US viewers

NBCUniversal networks was the group of channels that most US viewers would choose if they had to select package of five TV network groups for a ‘skinny TV plan’, according to The Diffusion Group. The research firm found that the ‘big-four’ broadcast network groups occupied the top five slots when viewers were asked which they […]

20th Century Fox takes stake in Italian VOD outfit Chili

20th Century Fox has taken a 4% stake in Italian transactional video-on-demand provider Chili in a reported €6 million investment in the platform. Fox joins Warner Bros, Viacom-Paramount and Sony Pictures as shareholders in the venture. Warner Bros and Paramount have 4% stakes, while Sony has a 3% stake in the venture. Torino 1895 Investments, […]

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