Kerry Taylor


MTV International greenlights ‘Geordie Shore’ reunion spin-off

MTV International has commissioned a reunion spin-off series of hit reality show Geordie Shore.  The 6 x 44-minute series, tentatively titled Geordie More, is to follow the lives of ex-Geordie Shore cast members including Marnie Simpson, Gary Beadle, Holly Hagan and Aaron Chalmers as they go about their lives following their time on the show. Geordie More will be produced by Lime Pictures, and has […]

MTV launches localised Snapchat channel in France

Viacom-owned music channel MTV has launched a localised ‘Publisher Story’ on Snapchat’s Discover platform in France. This is Viacom’s first fully localised, non-English channel to debut on Snapchat Discover. MTV in English is already available on Snapchat in the US and internationally. MTV is the first television channel in France to join Snapchat Discover, offering […]

Viacom rebuild continues with new appointments

Bob Bakish’s restructuring of US media giant Viacom has continued with appointment of a music programming chief, general managers for Comedy Central and TV Land, and an original series producer at VH1. Bakish has been marking his stamp on the troubled company since becoming president and CEO, focusing efforts around core brands, and building bridges […]

MTV inks deal for Just Tattoo of Us

Viacom network MTV is to debut a reality series titled Just Tattoo of Us on 62 international territories and digital platforms next year. The series, from Gobstopper Television, has been given the greenlight out of the UK, and will aim to tap into the zeitgeist around skin inking. “The popularity of tattoos right now is […]

MTV brings grandparents to Spring Break

MTV has commissioned an eight-part reality series for its international channels in which twenty-somethings hit the beach with their favourite grandparent. Spring Break with Grandad comes from UK-based indie Handsome Productions and will run across the Viacom-owned network’s international channels from June. Billed as “crazy, cute and definitely cringe-worthy”, the show will see attractive young […]

Offman upped in Viacom UK shake up

Jill Offman (left) has been appointed the head of MTV in the UK, adding management of the channel to her current responsibility for running Comedy Central. She takes over at MTV from Kerry Taylor who takes a newly-created role of chief marketing officer for Viacom International Media Networks UK. Under the new structure, Offman becomes […]

MTV orders millennials series from Pulse

MTV has commissioned Sleeping with the Family, a new series about young couples living with one set of their parents. The hour-long doc series will focus on couples as they move in with one set of disapproving parents. It will be made by indie producer Pulse and shot in the US. The eight-part series is […]

Comment: How social media is influencing reality development

Love it or hate it, reality TV has firmly cemented its place within pop culture, becoming a firm favourite with audiences and content creators around the world – spanning all ages and demographics. In the UK, whether it’s Geordie Shore, Big Brother or Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, reality has proved to be one of the […]

Viacom ups Kerry Taylor to international MTV programming boss

Viacom International Media Networks has promoted Kerry Taylor to senior VP, Youth & Music. The role involves overseeing all branding activity and taking responsibility for all non-music-related content on the international MTV channels. Taylor will report to VIMN CEO Bob Bakish in the new role as well as continuing in her current position as senior […]