SkyShowtime names Paramount exec as VP of distribution & partnerships

SkyShowtime has named a Paramount exec to work across its roll-out of the soon-to-launch streamer. David Urgell becomes VP of distribution & partnerships at SkyShowtime, the Comcast and Paramount-operated service that yesterday revealed its launch plans for the Nordics. Urgell had most recently been SVP of strategy, operations & business development at Paramount’s international streaming division, […]

SkyShowtime lines up Nordic launch date & programming offer

Comcast and Paramount have unveiled the launch date, cost and show line-up for its combined streamer SkyShowtime. The streamer, first revealed in mid-2021, will debut on 20 September in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, followed by an expansion into the Netherlands later in Q4. The roll-out will continue across Spain, Portugal, Andorra, and Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) […]

Peacock paid subs stick at 13 million as Q2 losses deepen

NBCUniversal-owned streaming service Peacock saw its paid subscriber numbers stall at around 13 million in the second quarter of this year. Losses at the streamer also rose to $467m during the period – compared to $363m in the previous year – with parent company Comcast expecting continued financial loss over the rest of the fiscal […]

SkyShowtime names NBCU alum as general manager for Iberia

Pan-European streamer SkyShowtime has made its latest senior exec addition, this time naming the service’s regional general manager for Iberia. Raquel Berzosa joins the Paramount+ and Comcast-backed streamer having most recently been VP of affiliate sales & country lead for Comcast sibling NBCUniversal (NBCU) in Iberia. Prior to that, she had been a director of affiliate sales […]

Exclusive: Comcast & Paramount seek SkyShowtime head of content

Comcast and Paramount’s soon-to-launch streamer SkyShowtime is on the look-out for a head of content with a remit that will rival some of the biggest roles in Europe, TBI has learned. SkyShowtime was first revealed in mid-2021 and will offer TV, movies and original series from NBCUniversal (NBCU), Sky and Paramount to subscribers in 20 countries […]

SkyShowtime reveals key execs as Paramount & Sky streamer preps for launch

SkyShowtime, the soon-to-launch joint venture streamer from Comcast and Paramount, has revealed its senior management team, including the appointment of regional chiefs in CEE and Northern Europe. Henriette Petersen has been named regional GM for Northern Europe and joins from Paramount, where she was director of marketing and helped to launch Paramount+ in the Nordics. […]

SkyShowtime go for launch as JV streamer gets regulatory approval

Sky’s parent company Comcast has announced that its joint-venture streaming operation with ViacomCBS has received full regulatory approval for a European launch. The new streamer, SkyShowtime, was first revealed in mid-2021 and will launch in more than 20 European markets encompassing 90 million homes later this year. It will bring together entertainment, movies and original […]

TBI Weekly: Five questions for SkyShowtime’s new CEO

This week’s appointment of Monty Sarhan as the CEO of SkyShowtime takes us one significant step closer to the launch of the new Comcast and ViacomCBS joint venture streaming service. Expected to roll out across more than 20 countries later this year, the pan-European streamer will combine content from Comcast’s NBCUniversal and Sky, and ViacomCBS […]

ViacomCBS & Comcast name CEO for European SVOD SkyShowtime

SkyShowtime, the new Comcast and ViacomCBS joint venture streaming service, has found its CEO. Monty Sarhan will lead the pan-European streamer across more than 20 territories and oversee a content offering that includes shows from Comcast’s NBCUniversal and Sky, and ViacomCBS brands such as Showtime, Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures. Sarhan, who will be based out […]

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