Pluto TV launches Ramsay pop-up

The latest pop-up from celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay isn’t a restaurant, but a channel on ViacomCBS AVOD Pluto TV.  Going live on April 1, the 24-hour channel will show episodes from over 16 seasons of hit series Hell’s Kitchen. The show sees aspiring chefs compete to become a head chef at one of Ramsay’s restaurants. […]

ViacomCBS counts cost of Coronavirus crisis

The newly merged ViacomCBS has been forced to withdraw its previous 2020 financial guidance in light of the Coronavirus crisis. The company has been hit by production delays, the cancellation of theatrical releases, the downturn in advertising and the impact of the cancellation of sports events to which it held the rights. ViacomCBS said that […]

Tricolor agrees licensing deal with ViacomCBS

Russian pay TV operator Tricolor has agreed a major licensing deal with ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group, which gives the operator rights to broadcast over 120 films from Paramount Pictures’ library. Among the titles included in the deal are recent global releases A Quiet Place, Rocketman, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Gemini Man, Wonder […]

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 […]

Noggin launches on Apple TV channels in 25 territories

Noggin, the ViacomCBS-owned Nick Jr.’s interactive learning subscription service for preschoolers, has launched on Apple TV channels on the Apple TV app in some 25 markets including the US, UK, Germany, France and parts of Southeast Asia. New Noggin users will receive a free seven-day trial to the service through Apple TV channels. Noggin subscribers can watch online or download long- and […]

Pluto TV reveals 55 content partnerships for Latin American launch

ViacomCBS-owned AVOD Pluto TV has announced partnerships with 55 media and content providers for its Latin America service. Noteworthy among the list of partners signed up by Pluto TV are BBC Studios, Endemol Shine, Freemantle, Lionsgate and Hearst. The list of 55 providers also includes ViacomCBS’s own brands such as Nickelodeon, MTV and Paramount. Top […]

PGA Tour sells streaming rights to ESPN+ in nine-year deal

The PGA Tour, the premiere US golfing competition, has signed a nine-year rights deal with Disney’s sports streamer ESPN+. The organisation has also extended its rights deals with commercial broadcasters CBS and NBC. The deal with ESPN, reported by the New York Times as being valued at US$75 million per year, will see ESPN+ replace […]

ViacomCBS appoints Kelly Day as COO of VCNI

ViacomCBS has appointed Kelly Day as the chief operating officer of ViacomCBS Network International (VCNI). Day was previously the president of Viacom Digital Studios (VDS), and replaces Melody Tan who has held the VCNI title since 2017. Tan will be leaving the company. She joined the company in 2017 from AwesomenessTV – itself acquired by […]

Pluto TV launches ‘most significant product upgrade in years’

ViacomCBS-owned Pluto TV has announced the launch of its “most significant product upgrade in years.” Dubbed Project Venetia, the new upgrade will see a range of QoE improvements for the AVOD which has over 22 million monthly active users in the US. Chief among those upgrades is a new linear and on-demand UX which the […]

ViacomCBS to replace CBS All Access with international ‘House of Brands’ streamer as stock tumbles following ‘transitional’ Q4

ViacomCBS will launch a new streaming service as a ‘House of Brands’ that expands upon CBS All Access. Presenting its first quarterly results since completing the merger of Viacom and CBS, the company is putting its weight behind streaming. The company’s presentation said that it will “take a differentiated approach that builds on ViacomCBS’ unique […]

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