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MTV UK assembles Workerbee’s ‘Love Squad’

MTV UK has ordered a new dating show from Endemol Shine-owned prodco Workerbee in which a group of friends takes control of their single friend’s love life.  Love Squad (30 x 22 minutes), one single will look to their friends and family, known as the Love Squad, to try and find their perfect match in one night. […]

Former HBO docs boss Sheila Nevins lands at MTV

Former HBO docs boss Sheila Nevins has landed at MTV. The longtime president of HBO Documentary Films, who exited the WarnerMedia-owned channel last year, has joined the Viacom-owned network to launch MTV Documentary Films. As part of the channel’s fledgling in-house production banner MTV Studios, the new division is to develop documentaries and specials for […]

Aftercare or afterthought?: Unpacking duty of care on youth-skewing formats

With TV’s biggest entertainment format facing backlash over its aftercare practices, do casting directors and producers need to re-examine duty of care for youth-targeting formats? Manori Ravindran investigates In a competitive entertainment landscape that finds channels jostling for the coveted 16-34 demographic, youth-skewing formats are among the toughest to cast – and, as evidenced by […]

MTV launches mobile SVOD MTV Play in the UK

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has launched MTV’s first-ever direct-to-consumer SVOD mobile streaming app MTV Play in the UK. MTV Play is targeted at younger, mobile-first audiences who want to watch MTV’s youth-focused reality content. The app will include a broad array of catch-up and box set content and a live feed of the MTV […]

Top US cable entertainment channel rankings unveiled

USA Network, home of The Sinner and Banijay’s forthcoming Temptation Island reboot, was the most watched ad-supported cable entertainment channel Stateside in 2018. The network marks its 13th year at the top of Nielsen’s annual rankings for cable entertainment channels in non-news and non-sports categories. It garnered an average of 1.48m across total viewers and […]

MTV’s Teen Mom heads to Australia

MTV Australia is set for a local version of its international TV format Teen Mom. Teen Mom Australia is a ten-part series and will premiere in 2019 exclusively on MTV, on Foxtel, Foxtel Now and Fetch. Produced by WTFN, Teen Mom Australia will explore the lives of three Teen Moms from different backgrounds and different corners of Australia as they try to find […]

MTV brings back The Hills for new beginnings

MTV is bringing back its hit reality series The Hills after a near decade gap since its last episode. The Hills: New Beginnings will reunite original cast members, alongside their children and friends, and follow their personal and professional lives in Los Angeles. There will also be new faces joining the cast, with the new season set to […]

MTV launches MTV Studios, revives Daria

MTV is launching MTV Studios, a new unit focused on developing new series and re-imaginations of its most iconic hits for partners across SVOD and linear. MTV Studios will develop and produce a full slate with a focus on beloved series, franchises and spin-offs that span MTV’s 35-year history. The initial slate will include a […]

MTV sets up ‘Re-Freshers Week’ reality series with Strongbow Cider

Strongbow and MTV have commissioned a reality show that will transport participants back to the glory days of being a fresher. In addition to the TV show, slated to launch this year, the collaboration will spread investment across VOD, idents, social and linear. Produced by Viacom’s Elephant House Studios, Re-Freshers Week Presented by Strongbow will […]

Fremantle NA rejigs unscripted team

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) has expanded its unscripted leadership team, as it brings in MTV’s Colin Nash (pictured) as senior vice president of programming and development. The move sees FMNA promote company veteran Joni Day (pictured below) to SVP of alternative programming and development. It has also hired Jean Shi as vice president of alternative […]

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