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TBI Weekly: MIPTV at critical juncture to safeguard its future

MIPTV reached a major turning point this week, with the future of the spring market in its current iteration poised for a significant overhaul amid a growing chorus of incensed distributors.   For a number of years now, the four-day market has been shedding international buyers due to unsavory timing ahead of LA Screenings in […]

Paramount ups Dan Cohen to TV distribution president

Paramount Pictures is elevating Dan Cohen to president of worldwide home entertainment and television distribution. Cohen, who currently serves as president of worldwide television licensing, assumes the role previously held by Mary Daly, who had overseen international theatrical marketing and home entertainment for the studio since 2017. Earlier this month, Daly was promoted to co-president […]

Paramount hires Viacom vet for TV licensing

Catch-22 distributor Paramount Pictures has appointed veteran Viacom exec Michael D. Armstrong as executive vice-president of worldwide television licensing and operations. Armstrong joins from Paramount’s parent company in a newly created role in which he will lead third-party series distribution with studios; manage distribution on local-language productions and oversee Paramount’s digital monetisation team. He will […]

More on creation of global anti-piracy coalition ACE

Execs from the 30 global entertainment companies that have come together to form anti-piracy body the Alliance of Creativity and Entertainment explains why they are involved in the initiative   “BBC Worldwide invests in, commercialises, and showcases content from the BBC around the world and champions British creativity globally. It is the lifeblood of our business […]

Major content firms pact for anti-piracy coalition

The Hollywood studios, leading SVOD services and key networks around the world have formed a global anti-piracy coalition. In total, 30 companies have come together to create the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) in a bid to combat illegal video and content downloads. The firms include Amazon, BBC Worldwide, CBS Corp., NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, […]

Paramount poaches Disney exec for TV sales role

Paramount Pictures has hired the long-serving Walt Disney Company exec Dan Cohen. He will be president of worldwide television licensing for the Viacom-owned film business. This will see him leading global licnensing and distribution of all Paramount films, TV series and all other content across platforms. He will also set TV licensing strategy and guide […]

Paramount finds CEO in Fox veteran

A Fox film veteran has been named CEO and chairman of Paramount Pictures, whose TV arm is behind Berlin Station and School of Rock. Jim Gianopulos succeeds Brad Grey in the role at the Viacom-owned film and TV studio following a two-month search. This puts him in charge of Paramount’s ailing film slate, television operations, […]

Paramount ties with Telefe for multi-lingual drama

Viacom’s recent acquisition of Argentinian broadcaster Telefe is already reaping rewards. Viacom-owned Paramount Television is teaming with Telefe to develop a one-hour drama series created by journalist-turned-TV writer Jason George (Narcos), Cazadores. This comes after Viacom beat competition to acquire Telefe for around US$345 million. Paramount TV is part of Paramount Pictures, the film arm […]

Vimeo staffs up for content and originals push

Vimeo has made a trio of hires as it pushes into original programming, coproductions and premium drama acquisitions, bringing on execs from Paramount, Hulu and Bunim Murray, TBI understands. The video service has already said it is keen to “follow in the footsteps” of Netflix, and wants a Vimeo SVOD service stocked with premium programming and […]

Paramount chief Grey exiting ahead of network launch

Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO Brad Grey is stepping down after twelve years with Viacom. For TV execs, the news comes ahead of the establishment of the Paramount Network, which Viacom president and CEO Bob Bakish has placed at the centre of his plans to turn around the giant media business. Paramount Television and Digital […]

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