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ViacomCBS expands David Nevins’ remit as Comedy Central’s Kent Alterman exits

ViacomCBS has made a swathe of changes to its senior management team, with CBS exec David Nevins among those expanding their remits and Comedy Central chief Kent Alterman among senior execs departing. Nevins was named chief creative officer at CBS last year, with oversight across CBS Television Studios, CBS’s entertainment arm, CBS and cabler Showtime, […]

Bakish: Advertiser and distributor partners are “bedrock” of ViacomCBS strategy

Bob Bakish has said that distributor and ad partnerships remain the “bedrock” of the strategy for the combined ViacomCBS going forward.   The Viacom CEO – a regular at the annual MTV European Music Awards, taking place this weekend – was addressing attendees at a pre-awards showcase in Seville, Spain, on Saturday (2 November), where […]

Viacom to beam German channels directly to cars with Access deal

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is adding a selection of its channels to mobile IT solutions provider’s Access Twine4Car product.  The deal will see Access acquire the rights to make linear feeds of MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon available in German-language for integration into in-car infotainment systems being developed by German car manufacturers. The channels […]

Renewal round-up: ‘All Against 1’ gets second run, MTV extends ‘The Hills’ reboot

German broadcaster ProSieben has ordered a second season of interactive entertainment format All Against 1 (pictured) from Banijay Group-backed prodco Brainpool. The German remake, known as Alle Gegen Einen, sees a challenger and a viewer answering identical questions via the show’s dedicated app. If the individual outsmarts the nation, they take home the jackpot, but […]

MTV’s Lily Neumeyer promoted to EVP development

Long-time MTV exec Lily Neumeyer has been promoted to EVP of development for the Viacom-owned cable channel and sister brand VH1. Her new role will give Neumeyer oversight of MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo and MTV Studios. She will report into president of entertainment Nina Diaz. The exec began at MTV in 1994, starting out as […]

MTV revives ‘Making The Band’

MTV is reviving reality series Making The Band after more than a 10-year hiatus. Producer and musician Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, who helmed the original series, is returning to exec produce the new show, which aired between 2002 and 2009, and tracks the formation of a band across the course of a season. The original show […]

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 […]

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