ViacomCBS Networks International

Pluto TV launches in Italy with 40 original channels

Pluto TV, the free ad-supported streaming service from ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) launches in Italy today, with 40 original channels across different genres available. Pluto TV is staking its claim as the first FAST service to launch in the country. , Italian viewers will have access to channels including: movie channels Pluto TV Romantic Films, Pluto TV […]

ViacomCBS launches Velocity UK commercial team

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has announced the launch of a new UK-based commercial team. Velocity UK, a sub-brand of ViacomCBS’s international commercial division of the same name, will be focused on leveraging VCNI’s social platforms business in the UK and act as the exclusive source for clients looking to reach audiences across its social inventory.  […]

ViacomCBS poaches BBC Studios’ Anna Priest for UK marketing

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has hired BBC Studios’ Anna Priest as its UK SVP, chief marketing officer.  Priest will be tasked with oversight for the Channel 5 owner’s UK branding and marketing functions. In particular, she will be responsible for “shaping and implementing brand vision and strategy across VCN UK’s channel portfolio, in close partnership […]

VCNI launches new kids content division under Nickelodeon exec Nina Hahn

ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS), a division of ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), is launching a new kids content division and has appointed Nickelodeon exec Nina Hahn to head it up. The new division, VIS Kids, will allow for the expansion of the studio’s global kids content pipeline, broadening its kids content offering to include short and […]

ViacomCBS looks to Intelsat for CEE and APAC distribution

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has contracted satellite operator Intelsat to distribute its services in Central Europe, Eastern Europe and across the Asia Pacific region. In the Central and Eastern European region, VCNI is tapping into the reach of Intelsat’s direct-to-home (DTH) platform on the 1° West video platform to deliver its programming. The 1° West neighborhood can reach more than 17.8 […]

ViacomCBS appoints international streaming and mobile head

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has promoted Ezequiel ‘Quelo’ Fonseca Zas, formerly SVP of emerging business for VCNI Americas, to general manager of streaming and mobile for international.    For his streaming responsibilities, Fonseca Zas will report to Pierluigi Gazzolo, VCNI’s president of streaming and studios, and for his mobile responsibilities to Raffaele Annecchino, president of […]

Sky Deutschland to add Nick Jr and Nicktoons as ViacomCBS extends deal to Germany

ViacomCBS Networks International has struck a multi-year distribution deal with Sky covering German-speaking markets that will bring Nick Jr. and NickToons content to Sky customers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, giving them access to kids’ shows such as PAW Patrol and SpongeBob SquarePants. Nick Jr and Nicktoons linear channels will be added to Sky’s portfolio alongside video-on-demand […]

Comedy Central launches on Astro

ViacomCBS Networks International has struck a deal with Malaysian pay TV provider Astro for the launch of a Comedy Channel linear channel. The channel is available as part of Astro’s Variety Pack. Customers can also stream Comedy Central on Astro’s streaming mobile app service, Astro GO and watch Comedy Central shows such as Lip Sync Battle and The Daily Show with Trevor […]