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Viacom to beam German channels directly to cars with Access deal

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is adding a selection of its channels to mobile IT solutions provider’s Access Twine4Car product.  The deal will see Access acquire the rights to make linear feeds of MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon available in German-language for integration into in-car infotainment systems being developed by German car manufacturers. The channels […]

‘Blockbusters’ session to open Edinburgh TV Festival

Comedy Central’s reboot of classic quiz gameshow Blockbusters is to open this month’s Edinburgh International TV Festival. Hosted by Dara O’Briain, the show will see teams from the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky compete to cross one side of the famous hexagonal board to the other by answering quiz questions correlating to a […]

Comedy Central firms up original content team

Viacom-owned Comedy Central has promoted two execs to oversee content for both the network and fledgling in-house prodco Comedy Central Productions. Jonas Larsen and Sarah Babineau, who previously served as EVPs and co-heads of talent and are credited with shaking up the channel’s scripted efforts, will serve as co-heads of original content. They will oversee […]

Comedy Central nabs King of the Hill and The Cleveland Show

US network Comedy Central has picked up all 13 series of Mike Judge’s landmark comedy animation series King of the Hill, to begin airing this summer. And it will add to that acquisition four series of The Cleveland Show to be broadcast in the autumn. King of the Hill, originally aired on FOX from 1997 […]

Comedy Central inks first look deal with Broad City duo

Comedy Central has set a “comprehensive” development deal with Broad City creators Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, which gives it a first look at content created or developed by the duo. The deal also extends across all of parent company Viacom’s television networks. The news arrives as Broad City draws to an end with its […]

MTV brings Ex on the Beach to the US

MTV has greenlit a new US version of reality format Ex on the Beach, its first international format adapted for the states. Multi-platform rapper and actor Romeo is set to host the social experiment that features ten romantically embattled reality stars from series such as The Bachelorette, Big Brother, Bachelor in Paradise and The Challenge […]

Viacom strikes Movistar Play mobile streaming deal

Viacom will launch a range of TV channels and content in Latin America through a deal with mobile streaming provider Movistar Play. The deal marks the first time Movistar owner Telefónica has secured such an agreement for its mobile and broadband customers. It is also a milestone for Viacom, marking the first time it has […]

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 […]

Comedy Central makes Above Average digital hire

Viacom-owned comedy channel Comedy Central has named Jennifer Danielson as senior vice-president of digital, charged with overseeing all digital content for the Comedy Central brand, from short-form series to social video. Danielson (pictured) will also be responsible for aligning Comedy Central’s digital strategy with Viacom’s overall initiatives. Prior to joining Comedy Central, Danielson served as […]

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