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ViacomCBS names head of programming for revamped streaming offer

ViacomCBS has made a raft of changes to the senior exec team leading its streaming business, following the company’s plans to offer an expanded version of its CBS All Access offering. Julie McNamara becomes EVP and head of programming at CBS All Access, with a remit across programming strategy, current and future originals, acquisitions and […]

ViacomCBS prepares to launch new streamer, expanding All Access offering

ViacomCBS is preparing to bolster its OTT operations by launching a new streamer that will offer shows from its All Access SVOD as well as content from its array of cable networks. The streamer, which is likely to be available commercial free and ad-supported, will include Viacom brands such as Comedy Central, Paramount Network, BET […]

CBS All Access expands original content team with Harpo Films hire

CBS has expanded the original content team at its streaming service All Access. Danny Feldheim and Jana Steele Helman have both been upped to SVP’s of original content, while Ashley Whitaker joins as director of original content. Feldheim, one of the first hires for the original content division at CBS All Access, has been with […]

E4 prospers with ‘Star Trek: Discovery’, ‘Man With A Plan’

Star Trek: Discovery and Man With A Plan are heading to E4. Channel 4’s youth-skewing channel will air the hit CBS All Access Star Trek drama as well as CBS’s Matt LeBlanc-starring comedy Man With A Plan. Both shows will launch on E4 in 2020. The deal was struck between the US broadcaster’s distribution arm […]

France’s M6 snags CBS drama ‘Why Women Kill’

M6 in France has extended its licensing deal with CBS Studios International, picking up exclusive rights to Why Women Kill as well as adding The Good Fight and Dynasty to its schedules. Why Women Kill is from Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) and debuted on US streaming service CBS All Access in August, with Imagine Television […]

CBS, Viacom conclude long-awaited merger

CBS and Viacom have agreed a long-awaited merger deal that will see the two businesses operate as ViacomCBS Inc. moving forward. The deal comes after months of speculation around a merger – the third such attempt since 2016, when a reunification of the two businesses was first explored. New leadership has been set out, with […]

The CW claims streaming rights to new shows including ‘Batwoman’

US broadcaster The CW is to offer viewers exclusive streaming access to its shows during their current seasons, starting with drama trio Batwoman, Nancy Drew and Katy Keene. The arrangement comes after The CW’s parents, Warner Bros and CBS, ended a deal with Netflix that provided the US-based streamer with full seasons of the network’s […]

CBS All Access adapts ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’

US streamer CBS All Access has ordered an adaptation of Walter Tevis novel The Man Who Fell to Earth and moved into documentary programming with a show about the video game industry. The Man Who Fell to Earth, which was also turned into a move starring David Bowie, explores how an alien lands on Earth […]

Russia’s Amedia TV strikes multi-year licensing pact with CBS Studios Int’l

Russian pay-TV broadcaster and SVOD Amedia TV has struck a multi-year licensing deal with CBS Studios International covering such shows as The Twilight Zone (pictured) and other CBS All Access originals.  As part of the agreement, Amedia TV will license a variety of CBS All Access programmes, including forthcoming shows Why Women Kill and Stephen King’s The Stand, which […]

Amazon takes CBS All Access’ ‘Star Trek’ spin-off for global

Amazon Prime Video has picked up CBS All Access’ Star Trek spin-off on Captain Jean-Luc Picard for international.  The streaming giant has swooped in to buy global rights to the Patrick Stewart-fronted series for more than 200 countries and territories outside of the US and Canada. TBI understands that Amazon will also have streaming rights in […]

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