Paramount+ reveals Oz & NZ launch plans as service leads VCBS streaming growth

ViacomCBS-owned streamer Paramount+ will launch in Australia and New Zealand in August, with four local originals already announced. Australian linear channel Channel Ten is owned by ViacomCBS and its SVOD 10 All Access will be rebranded as Paramount+ on 11 August, with the service priced at A$8.99 ($6.75) per month. Current subscribers to 10 All […]

ViacomCBS renews and expands Comscore measurement deal

ViacomCBS has announced an expanded partnership with TV measurement firm Comscore. The expanded renewal agreement will see ViacomCBS integrate Comscore’s National TV measurement currency for its portfolio of news, entertainment and sports networks. The companies’ partnership first launched in 2014 – with then-Viacom – and has since developed to provide support for the broadcaster’s Vantage […]

Rakuten reveals partnerships with Samsung and ViacomCBS

Japanese group Rakuten has announced a pair of major distribution deals with Samsung and ViacomCBS. The Samsung partnership will see Rakuten expand its free content offering on the Samsung TV Plus VOD service. During April and May, Rakuten TV will roll out a total of 166 new channels in 16 European markets via the service, […]

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.  […]

VCNI buys Chilevisión in LATAM push

ViacomCBS has agreed a deal to buy WarnerMedia-owned Chilevisión as it expands its reach into Latin America. As part of an ongoing push into streaming, ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) said that the acquisition will add a new premium content library and pipeline “to fuel the increasing demand for Spanish language content.” VCNI launched AVOD service […]

BET goes all-digital in UK with My5 shift

ViacomCBS has announced the shift of black entertainment network BET to My5, making the BVOD service the official home of the channel in the UK.  BET content has been on My5 since 2018 and the brand has had five consecutive quarters of YoY growth on the BVOD. The media giant also announced that it will […]

Telia adds Paramount+ in renewed ViacomCBS deal

Telia has announced an extended pan-Nordic partnership with ViacomCBS. The new partnership will give Telia customers in Sweden, Norway and Finland access to the newly launched streaming service Paramount+. Paramount+ offers a library of more than 6,000 episodes and a mixture of blockbuster movies, scripted series, documentaries and kid’s content such as Mission Impossible, Star […]

ViacomCBS looks to raise US$3 billion to fuel streaming push

ViacomCBS has unveiled plans to raise US$3 billion from a new share offering to fund its expansion plans in streaming. The US media giant has issued two tranches of shares to investors – $2bn of Class B and a further US$1 billion of Series A – and said it intends “to use the combined net […]

ViacomCBS launches BET in Brazil via AVOD Pluto TV

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) is rolling out its Black audience-focused network BET in Brazil via AVOD service Pluto TV. BET will debut on 26 March as a 24/7 channel, featuring an array of shows from its US sibling such as Being Mary Jane, Real Husbands Of Hollywood, American Soul, Boomerang, and Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living. VCNI said more content would […]

Sky, WarnerMedia and ViacomCBS partner for child literacy campaign

Sky has announced a partnership with WarnerMedia and ViacomCBS Networks UK that aims to improve the literacy of school children with the addition of subtitles on more than 500 TV episodes. The partnership between the three media giants comes as a part of the UK’s Turn On The Subtitles campaign to increase the chances of […]

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