TV18 takes control of Viacom JV

India’s TV18 Broadcast has become the controlling shareholder in the channels business it operates with Viacom. Network18 Media-owned TV18 has added 1% of Viacom’s shares in Viacom18 to become the 51% majority owner for US$20 million, meaning it takes operational and strategic control. A further element to the agreement means Viacom will continue to supply […]

YouTube launches live TV streaming service

YouTube has unveiled details of its much-anticipated television streaming service, describing it as “live TV designed for the YouTube generation”. YouTube TV is set to go live “soon” in the US with a line-up of more than 40 channels, including the biggest US broadcast networks. The service will be available across devices, includes a cloud […]

Steve Macallister leaving BBC Worldwide in restructure

BBC Worldwide president and managing director sales & distribution Steve Macallister is leaving the company as part of wide-ranging restructure of the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster. Steve Macallister leaving BBC Worldwide next spring Helen Jackson appointed chief content officer Worldwide recruiting for director of operations Chief brands officer will be announced soon […]