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Rowena Cordrey to join Viacom from ITN

Current ITN deputy head of compliance, Rowena Cordrey, is to join Viacom International Media Networks as vice president, head of content, legal and compliance. In this role, Cordrey will oversee the legal and regulatory compliance of Viacom’s content across Channel 5, MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon; including broadcast, online and marketing output across the UK, […]

Viacom plans major international expansion of Pluto TV

Viacom is to exploit “a significant opportunity in leveraging Viacom’s global operating footprint to drive Pluto TV’s growth” beginning with the launch of the recently-acquired free OTT TV service in Switzerland and an expansion of the service in the UK, Germany and Austria, with a Latin American launch scheduled for later this year, according to […]

CNN joins Viacom’s fast-growing AVOD streamer Pluto TV

CNN, the global news channel that is part of AT&T’s WarnerMedia, is joining Viacom’s advertising-supported streaming service Pluto TV. At launch, its content on Pluto TV will feature a curated playlist of short-form digital content from CNN anchors and storytellers. It will also provide programming focused on lifestyle, culture and the environment, along with some […]

Viacom’s Pluto TV adds new drama channels

Viacom-owned streaming service Pluto TV has added to its line-up of fictional series and launched two new channels dedicated to drama for the UK market. Pluto TV Drama will show recent productions and international series from New Zealand, Australia and other parts of the world, while Pluto TV Retro Drama is dedicated to ‘pop culture evergreens’ from library […]

T-Mobile US And Viacom unveil content deal for new mobile video platform

T-Mobile and Viacom in the US have unveiled a landmark deal that will bring Viacom TV channels including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount to T-Mobile’s new mobile video service, which is scheduled to launch later this year. The agreement will allow T-Mobile to offer live, linear feeds of the Viacom channels as well as […]

Audiences and partnerships driving Viacom’s D2C strategy

Viacom is combing OTT, D2C and traditional distribution models to reach new audiences and drive value for its partners as the company evolves both its partnerships with traditional distributors and OTTs to develop their core brand offerings, according to Dan Fahy, VP Commercial and Content Distribution. Speaking at the Connected TV World Summit in London, […]

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 […]

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