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ViacomCBS prepares to launch new streamer, expanding All Access offering

ViacomCBS is preparing to bolster its OTT operations by launching a new streamer that will offer shows from its All Access SVOD as well as content from its array of cable networks. The streamer, which is likely to be available commercial free and ad-supported, will include Viacom brands such as Comedy Central, Paramount Network, BET […]

Endemol Shine’s Truly Original adds Paramount Network exec to head development

Endemol Shine Group’s US-based producer Truly Original has appointed former Paramount Network exec Chachi Senior as its head of development. Based in LA and New York, Senior will oversee and run the Truly Original creative development roster for all platforms and across all content genres, including documentary, reality, formats, competition and podcasts. Senior will work […]

Paramount Network, Spike & VH1 among ViacomCBS’s expanded Sky Italia deal

ViacomCBS and Sky Italia have announced a multi-year extension of their deal in Italy. The arrangement will see Paramount Network, Spike and VH1 added to Sky, bringing the total number of ViacomCBS-branded channels on Sky platforms in Italy to 12. This includes localised versions of MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Comedy Central and Italian kids’ channel […]

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, […]

ViacomCBS ups scripted exec Lauren Ruggiero at Paramount Network

ViacomCBS has promoted Lauren Ruggiero to become US cabler Paramount Network’s SVP of scripted originals. Ruggiero’s new remit will see her focus on creating a development strategy for Paramount Network, which rebranded from Spike in 2017 and has enjoyed success with Kevin Costner-fronted series Yellowstone. She will also oversee production for the US network, which […]

Reboot round-up: Warner Bros returns to ‘Flintstones’, Quibi develops ‘Varsity Blues’, Paramount sets up ‘Sexy Beast’

The Flintstones to get Warner Bros. remake Warner Bros. has teamed up with Elizabeth Banks’ company Brownstone Productions to develop a primetime animated adult comedy series based on Hanna Barbera classic The Flintstones. The show will feature characters from the original show, which aired as an animation in the 1960s and later spawned a live-action […]

Paramount explores US-Mexico border

Paramount Network is expanding its scripted offering with a timely order for a 10-part drama set on the US-Mexico border. Coyote is being produced by Sony Pictures Television, MacLaren Entertainment and Dark Horse Entertainment and will star The Shield’s Michael Chiklis, who also exec produces alongside Michelle MacLaren (Game of Thrones). The 10 x 60 […]

Endemol Shine gets ‘Younger’ in China

Endemol Shine China is to produce a local version of the TV Land drama Younger. Produced in association with Huace Group, Endemol Shine China is to deliver a 40 x 45-minute Mandarin-language adaptation of the Darren Star-created US show, which follows a woman who lies about her age to get ahead in the cut-throat world […]

Paramount teams with Mitú on sketch comedy series

Paramount Network has teamed up with Mitú, a digital media brand for Latino millenials, on sketch comedy series Browntown. The series will feature a multicultural cast of improv actors, social influencers and celebrity cameos. It is set in a fictional, predominantly Latino neighbourhood, designed to reflect today’s diverse America. Each half-hour episode will feature signature […]

Paramount importance

The US’s newest general entertainment station, the Paramount Network, launches in January 2018. Jesse Whittock hears how channel president Kevin Kay plans to change cable with premium originals and unscripted hits for a broad audience. There’s no better way to better encapsulate Viacom’s strategy change under Bob Bakish than to look at the creation and […]