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ViacomCBS appoints co-general managers for Africa

Following the departure of Alex Okosi, ViacomCBS has appointed Craig Paterson and Monde Twala as co-general managers of its African business.  Twala, senior vice president and general manager of editorial for VCN Africa, will focus on content, creative, editorial and marketing for VCNI brands. Twala is currently the vice president of ViacomCBS Networks Africa’s BET, […]

WWE returns to FTA with Channel 5 deal

Professional wrestling outfit WWE has signed a deal with ViacomCBS that will see the company’s shows broadcast on free-to-air TV in the UK for the first time in almost 20 years. The news was confirmed by Channel 5 on Twitter, with the ViacomCBS-owned channel announcing that three of its weekly wrestling shows – Raw, Smackdown […]

ViacomCBS signs deal with Endemol Shine for My5 AVOD expansion

ViacomCBS-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 has launched two channels on its VOD service My5, which will be stocked with programming from Endemol Shine Group. The two genre based channels, Masters of Food and Reel Truth Crime, will be available via the on demand service and will see 60 hours of specialist food and crime content […]

Major leadership reorganisation at ViacomCBS Networks International

Now that it has successfully completed its long-awaited merger, ViacomCBS is going about setting things up for the long-term, with the reorganisation of its international networks core leadership team and structure. The company said that it is simplifying ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) into two “brand groups” and three “pan-regional management hubs.” Overall, all parties will […]

The CW ups Pedowitz to chairman and CEO

Warner Bros. Entertainment and ViacomCBS have promoted Mark Pedowitz to become chairman and CEO at the companies’ jointly owned US channel, The CW Network. Pedowitz will oversee all creative and business aspects of the network, which he joined as president in 2011 having previously headed up ABC Studios. Since then he has expanded its primetime […]

CBS All Access and Showtime reach collective 10 million subs for ViacomCBS

ViacomCBS’s premium streaming services – CBS All Access and Showtime – have reached a collective 10 million subscribers, the company has said.  Speaking at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, CBS Interactive CEO and ViacomCBS chief digital officer Marc DeBevoise confirmed the milestone, and said that the broadcaster is “in a great position to […]

Comcast signs deal with ViacomCBS to become first MVPD carrying CBS All Access

Comcast has become the first operator to sign a deal with ViacomCBS for the carriage of CBS All Access. The broadcaster’s VOD and live streaming service will be available on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex platforms later this year, marking the first time that CBS will make the app available on an MVPD-based set-top box. […]

ViacomCBS and Sky Italia extend distribution deal to 12 channels

ViacomCBS and Sky Italia have announced a multi-year extension of their deal in Italy. The arrangement will see Paramount Network, Spike and VH1 added to Sky, bringing the total number of ViacomCBS-branded channels on Sky platforms in Italy to 12. This includes localised versions of MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Comedy Central and Italian kids’ channel […]

Comcast reportedly in talks to acquire streaming service Xumo

Comcast is in talks to acquire advertising-based streaming service Xumo, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The reported talks come ahead of Comcast’s planned launch of its own streaming service, Peacock, in April. AVOD service Xumo allows content partners to sell their own ads on the service as well as providing advertising […]

ViacomCBS picks up 49% of Miramax

ViacomCBS has reached a deal with beIN Media to acquire 49% of Miramax. Under the terms of the deal, beIN will retain a 51% stake in Miramax and the studio’s leadership team will remain the same. ViacomCBS will acquire the stake for a total investment of US$375 million, with an initial upfront cash payment of […]