Michael Armstrong


BET names Viacom exec as president in rejig

BET Networks, the US network targeting African Americans, has named Scott M. Mills from parent Viacom as president and will bring the exec in for the post on January 1, as chairman and CEO Debbie Lee steps back. Prior to his work with Viacom, Mills acted as COO for BET Networks, where he led its […]

Viacom makes 100-country direct-to-consumer BET

Viacom is launching BET as a direct-to-consumer streaming service in 100 countries. BET Play is the streaming version of the black culture channel, and its SVOD roll out marks Viacom’s first direct-to-consumer move with one of its non-kids channels. Last September Viacom launched Play Plex – a suite of mobile apps offering content from channels […]

Raft of exec appointments at Viacom intn’l channels

Viacom has upped several of senior channel execs at its international channels, appointing a new boss for the BET, Paramount and Spike channels, and creating a new head of acquisitions position for all of its UK channels. Michael Armstrong will continue to lead the international BET and Paramount channel efforts and oversee the launch of […]