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Netflix signs multi-year deal with Nickelodeon

Netflix and Nickelodeon have struck a multi-year output deal for original animated feature films and TV series that could see a Spongebob spin-off heading to the streaming giant.  The new programmes will be based on Nickelodeon’s roster of characters as well as new IP. The deal, which will bolster the kid and teen-friendly content on the […]

CBS launches three channels on Pluto TV

Viacom’s Pluto TV has added three new channels from its soon-to-be partner CBS. The channels are ET Live, CBSN New York and CBSN Los Angeles. ET Live is a 24-hour digital version of the entertainment television newsmagazine Entertainment Tonight that features entertainment news, celebrity interviews, features, and behind-the-scenes footage; while the other two channels are […]

CBS misses predictions but remains positive

CBS has once again failed to meet Wall Street estimates, with Q3 results being hamstrung by a now-resolved 19-day carriage dispute with AT&T. The broadcaster’s revenue grew slightly by 1% to US$3.3 billion year-over-year, but missed estimates by US$60 million.  Investment in big-budget content also resulted in a dip of operating income by 21% year-over-year, […]

Vevo launches on Pluto TV

Music video platform Vevo has signed a deal with Viacom to launch genre-curated linear channels on the ad-supported streamer Pluto TV. In total, 10 channels will launch under the Vevo banner, featuring official music videos and original content. The first, Vevo POP launches today. Pluto TV, acquired earlier in 2019 by Viacom for US$340 million, […]

Distribution partners will remain at core of ViacomCBS strategy, says Bakish

Bob Bakish has said that distributor and ad partnerships remain the “bedrock” of the strategy for the combined ViacomCBS going forward.   The Viacom CEO – a regular at the annual MTV European Music Awards, taking place this weekend – was addressing attendees at a pre-awards showcase in Seville, Spain, on Saturday (2 November), where […]

Pluto launches Degrassi pop-up in US and UK

Viacom’s Pluto TV AVOD has launched a pop-up channel dedicated to iconic Canadian teen drama Degrassi. Degrassi is the longest running drama franchise in the country’s history, and launched the careers of rapper Drake and TVD-Actress Nina Dobrev.  The pop-up channel will play host to hundreds of episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation (which ran […]

Pluto TV launches on Android

Viacom’s Pluto TV has announced a major expansion to Android devices. The free-to-view streamer is now available through the Google Play Store in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK. The news follows a similar announcement from earlier this month that saw the AVOD added to Apple’s iOS. Users will have slightly different content offers based […]

Viacom taps Fenu for director of licensing and consumer products in Italy and Greece

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has announced the appointment of Simone Fenu to the role of senior director of licensing and consumer products for Italy and Greece.  In this role, Simone will be responsible for defining the strategy for Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products (VNCP) in these regions, leading the VNCP team and managing local CP […]

Viacom agrees Channel 5 and Comedy Central deals for UK Britbox

Viacom’s UK channels, Comedy Central and Channel 5, have joined the BBC and ITV’s joint SVOD BritBox. The deal – for which discussions have been ongoing for more than a year, long before the service was formally announced – will see hundreds of hours of British content from the Viacom channels joining BritBox from launch. […]

Pluto adds seven new Viacom channels

Viacom has further bolstered its Pluto TV AVOD with seven new channels. The most noteworthy of these channels is one solely dedicated to VH1’s popular series RuPaul’s Drag Race, which is made up of episodes from the show’s first five seasons. There are also channels dedicated to other VH1 series Love & Hip Hop and […]

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