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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 […]

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 […]

Liz Gateley exits Lifetime as pair rise

Lifetime’s head of programming, Liz Gateley, is leaving the A+E Networks-owned US channel to focus on her family. As a result, Tanya Lopez has been promoted to executive VP of movies, limited series and original movie acquisitions and Gena McCarthy becomes EVP and head of programming for Lifetime Unscripted and head of programming for FYI. […]

Ex-MTV CEO McGrath steps down from Sony prodco as Embassy Row steps in

Former MTV Networks CEO Judy McGrath will leave her chief executive role at Astronauts Wanted, the youth-skewed prodco she co-founded with Sony Music. The US production outfit will to move from Sony Music to Embassy Row, the Sony Pictures Television-owned prodco behind Netflix’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (pictured). McGrath was a key figure at […]

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