TBI Weekly: The billion dollar US pay TV drop

This week, damning numbers hinting US pay TV may face significant trouble in its near future emerged. There are some that believe that pay TV platforms may not have a future over the next few years and decades, as the industry continues to fragment and direct-to-consumer services reach astronomical figures in viewership and subscriptions. In […]

More classic shows rebooted as This is Your Life returns

The revival of classic unscripted formats to the market has continued apace in the past 24 hours with Deal or No Deal returning to the US and Jonathan Ross working on a new version of This is You Life. US cable channel CNBC has commissioned a new version of Endemol Shine quiz format Deal or […]

Jimmy Fallon moved, Seth Myers comes to UK

Late night US talkshow The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is moving to E! in the UK, prompting CNBC to introduce the Late Night with Seth Meyers. CNBC International had been putting out Fallon’s show, which will be on E! in the UK from tonight, prompting CNBC to add Seth Myers, also starting today. Myers’ […]

Sky looks to ‘perpetual renewal’

European satcaster Sky has never been focused on a single technology and is all about “perpetually renewing itself for the future”, according to CEO Jeremy Darroch. In a wide-ranging interview with CNBC, Darroch said that Sky was a business that was “established on disruption” and that by not restricting itself to one technology – namely […]

CNBC invests in Marketing.Media.Money

International news channel operator CNBC has greenlit Marketing.Media.Money, a new factual series about the global advertising industry. The show, which will be produced in-house by the NBCUniversal-owned news net, will go out in 30-minute installments every month. It will delve into the advertising industry as seen through the eyes of the marketers driving its evolution. […]

CNBC to run on Sustainable Energy

News channel CNBC has lined up a new original factual series Sustainable Energy. The show, which will run monthly on the channel, will look at how science and tech are being used to change the way we use energy and to drive efficiency for consumers and the planet. The series will look at various sustainable […]

CNBC and Prisa strike content deal

CNBC and Prisa have struck a content deal whereby the former’s news content will be distributed across the websites of Prisa-owned newspapers El Pais and Cinco Dias. NBCUniversal-owned news net CNBC will seed its short form business and current affairs video across the sites. It will appear in its original English-language form with Spanish subtitles. […]

Viacom poaches BBCWW exec for Asian sales

Viacom International Media Networks has recruited June Yeoh from BBC Worldwide to run programme sales in Asia. Yeoh will start in the new role in early April and work out of VIMN’s Singapore base. As senior director of international programme sales she will oversee all of VIMN Asia’s content sales across China, Japan, Korea and […]

BET hires Nick, Facebook execs

Viacom’s African American cable channel BET has hired a former Nickelodeon international programming chief and a Facebook entertainment boss. Pete Danielsen has been named executive VP, programme planning, scheduling and acquisitions, while Kay Madati will be EVP and chief digital officer at BET Digital. Danielsen was previously EVP, worldwide programming for Viacom International Media Networks, […]