NENT Group teams with VIacomCBS to launch Pluto TV in the Nordics

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) is to phase out its Viafree AVOD offering as a standalone entity and merge it with ViacomCBS’s Pluto TV FAST service following the signing of a partnership between the pair. The partnership between the pair will see Pluto TV launch across Sweden, Denmark and Norway in 2022. The service combines […]

RTL Hungary, ViacomCBS and Network4 tap M7 for satellite capacity

Canal+-owned, Luxembourg-based pay TV outfit M7 Group has struck new HD satellite capacity agreements for its 1° West platform with RTL Hungary, ViacomCBS and Network4/Viasat World. The agreement with RTL Hungary facilitates the satellite distribution of RTL+ in HD quality. Content on the channel includes live matches and highlights of the UEFA Europa League and […]

ViacomCBS wraps up acquisition of Fox TeleColombia & Estudios TeleMexico

ViacomCBS has completed its deal to take a majority stake in Fox TeleColombia & Estudios TeleMexico, rapidly expanding the US-based group’s Spanish-language capabilities. The Walt Disney Company sold its stake for an undisclosed amount to ViacomCBS, which will now operate the company as a “collaborative partnership” with the founding Duque family. Samuel Duque Duque will […]

Fuel TV expands Pluto TV presence in Europe and Latin America

Action sports broadcaster Fuel TV has announced a distribution deal with ViacomCBS-owned ad-supported streaming platform Pluto TV. Following an initial launch in the UK, the channel is now available on Pluto TV in Spain, France and Latin America, including Brazil. Fuel TV offers more than 900 hours of new programming per year, including 700 hours […]

EPL on verge of record overseas broadcast rights deal

The English Premier League is reportedly close to a US$2 billion broadcast rights deal in the US. According to the Financial Times, the league is set to receive what would be a record international broadcast rights deal. Current rights holder NBCUniversal is facing competition from major players ViacomCBS and Disney-owned ESPN, with second-round bids due […]

ViacomCBS partners with Twitter to boost Paramount+ IP

ViacomCBS has announced a new global partnership with Twitter.  The multi-year agreement will deliver “premium digital content around ViacomCBS’ biggest live events, hit shows and iconic franchises from the company’s leading portfolio of entertainment, news and sports brands.” These brands range from BET and Comedy Central to Paramount Network and MTV. As a part of […]

Women’s Super League picked up by ViacomCBS for Paramount+

ViacomCBS has picked up the US broadcast rights to the FA Women’s Super League. The deal will see CBS Sports act as the exclusive US English-language rights holder of what is arguably Europe’s top women’s football league. The multi-year deal will see matches broadcast across the CBS Sports Network and streaming service Paramount+ during the […]

ViacomCBS offers a free year of Paramount+ to US T-Mobile customers

ViacomCBS has announced a deal with T-Mobile to give the mobile operator’s customers one year’s free access to streaming service Paramount+. New and existing T-Mobile and Sprint postpaid wireless and home internet customers on any consumer plan can access 12 months of Paramount+’s Essential tier starting November 9. This is applicable to both new and […]

47 million streaming subscribers for ViacomCBS

The strong performance of streaming services including Paramount+ and Pluto TV has driven ViacomCBS to better-than-expected quarterly results. Streaming revenue surpassed analyst expectations of US$6.57 billion, rising by 13% to US$6.61 billion for the quarter. The US media giant added 4.3 million global streaming subscribers to reach nearly 47 million in the quarter. This represents […]

US sues to block US$2.2 billion ViacomCBS sale of Simon & Schuster

The US government has sued to block the sale of ViacomCBS-owned publisher Simon & Schuster to Penguin Random House. Announced in late 2020, the media giant announced a deal to sell the publisher for US$2.175 billion in cash following a review of non-core assets. The company said that it would reinvest the money in its […]