Viacom to axe Viva brand following German shutdown

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is set to scrap its Viva music channel brand after closing Viva in its German speaking markets at the end of the year. The company announced that it was “retiring Viva from its local brand portfolio” at the same time as it said it plans to expand the Comedy Central […]

Icflix partners with Viva Bahrain

Middle East and North African streaming service, Icflix, has struck a partnership with Saudi Telecom Company Group-owned VIVA Bahrain. Through the deal, VIVA customers will be able to access Icflix’s catalogue of movies, TV shows, cartoons and documentaries for BHD3 (€6.98) per month. VIVA subscribers will be able to access the content on up to […]

Sony buys stake in Dori Media’s channels

Sony Pictures Television is bolstering its channels line-up with a deal for 50% of several of the entertainment nets operated by producer and distributor Dori Media. SPT Networks will buy 50% of the Viva and Viva Plus channels in Israel as well as accompanying Viva Walla free VOD service. The channels and VOD service carry […]

Viva launches on Freesat

Viacom International Media Networks-owned music and entertainment channel Viva has launched on the Freesat platform in the UK. Viva, Viacom’s only free-to-air channel in the UK, offers a mix of popular music content targeted at 16-24 year-olds. Paul Gilshan, Freesat’s marketing director said: “We’re proud to be increasing our line-up with the addition of such […]