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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 […]

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 […]

Ex-MTV exec joins newly established Shout! Studios

Former MTV comedy and animation chief Brent Haynes has joined Shout! Studios, the newly established filmed entertainment wing of a home video and music firm. Haynes has joined as head of TV development and will report to Garson Foos, the co-founder and president of parent company Shout! Factory. Shout! Studios was established in November last […]

Viacom int’l COO switch with Tolosa transforming

Viacom International Media Networks has named a new COO, as current incumbent Jose Tolosa moves to a new role oversee company-wide transformation. Long-serving exec Melody Tan (pictured) has been promoted to the number two post at the international arm of US media giant Viacom. She will report to president and CEO David Lynn, who moved […]

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