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Ex-MTV exec joins newly established Shout! Studios

Former MTV comedy and animation chief Brent Haynes has joined Shout! Studios, the newly established filmed entertainment wing of a home video and music firm. Haynes has joined as head of TV development and will report to Garson Foos, the co-founder and president of parent company Shout! Factory. Shout! Studios was established in November last […]

Viacom int’l COO switch with Tolosa transforming

Viacom International Media Networks has named a new COO, as current incumbent Jose Tolosa moves to a new role oversee company-wide transformation. Long-serving exec Melody Tan (pictured) has been promoted to the number two post at the international arm of US media giant Viacom. She will report to president and CEO David Lynn, who moved […]

MTV returns to Jersey Shore

After six years, MTV is bringing back the latest installment of Jersey Shore with its original cast. The latest series, Jersey Shore Family Vacation, is set to premiere in 2018. The series initially ran from 2009 to 2012 on US cable channel MTV, and sold well internationally. Family Vacation will star original housemates Nicole ‘Snooki’ […]

Leading US nets join SVOD streamer

A+E Networks, Discovery, AMC Networks and Viacom are among the major US broadcast groups confirming they will put channels on a new, factual- and entertainment-focused live TV streaming service. The new service, Philo, will be priced at US$16 a month, and will offer live TV streaming, DVR services and on-demand programming. It will have more […]

Paramount importance

The US’s newest general entertainment station, the Paramount Network, launches in January 2018. Jesse Whittock hears how channel president Kevin Kay plans to change cable with premium originals and unscripted hits for a broad audience. There’s no better way to better encapsulate Viacom’s strategy change under Bob Bakish than to look at the creation and […]

MTV reboots Shore franchise with Floribama

MTV is set to launch the latest chapter of the Shore franchise, Floribama Shore, which joins popular predecessors Jersey Shore and Geordie Shore in November. The eight-episode series will debut on November 27 in the US and internationally in December. It will be executive produced by Jersey Shore creator Sallyann Salsano. Set in the Florida Panhandle […]

Ex-MTV exec joins A+E as Sharenow rises

Former MTV development chief Eli Lehrer has joined A+E Networks, as A&E channel chief Rob Sharenow rises to a programming president position. Lehrer will return to A+E as executive VP of programming at History, with Sharenow overseeing the US cable network as president of programming of the wider group. Sharenow is now control of all […]

MTV launches localised Snapchat channel in France

Viacom-owned music channel MTV has launched a localised ‘Publisher Story’ on Snapchat’s Discover platform in France. This is Viacom’s first fully localised, non-English channel to debut on Snapchat Discover. MTV in English is already available on Snapchat in the US and internationally. MTV is the first television channel in France to join Snapchat Discover, offering […]

Facebook nears scripted TV debut with MTV revival

Social media behemoth Facebook is reportedly close to reviving former MTV series Loosely Exactly Nicole. Bringing the single-cam comedy back would mark the first time Facebook has invested in scripted television. Netflix and Hulu have both revived linear TV shows, while Yahoo did the same with former NBC comedy Community. Loosely Exactly Nicole was one […]

Ex-MTV reality chief joins Viceland

US cable channel Viceland has hired former MTV reality boss Lauren Dolgen as its head of West Coast development. She will oversee production and development in LA for the channel, which in the US is a joint venture between Vice Media and A+E Networks. Dolgen left MTV last year during a period that saw a […]

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