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Brian Robbins to replace Gianopulos at Paramount, David Nevins takes TV remit

Nickelodeon boss Brian Robbins is set to become the new chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, following reports that incumbent Jim Gianopulos is exiting the studio. Robbins currently serves as president of ViacomCBS kids and family, taking on the role in 2018, after a stint as head of Paramount Players, and following his 2017 exit […]

Paramount+ alum Julie McNamara lands at Spotify

Julie McNamara, former EVP and head of programming at ViacomCBS-owned streamer Paramount+, has resurfaced at music and podcast streaming giant Spotify, where she has been appointed as head of US studios and video. Reporting to Dawn Ostroff, Spotify’s chief content and advetitsing business officer, McNamara will take lead on the creative vision for US studios […]

Ed TV Festival: Paramount+ seeks UK originals & C4’s Ian Katz slams privatisation plans

ViacomCBS put out a call for content pitches from UK indies for Paramount+, while Channel 4 exec Ian Katz warned that privatisation would “destroy” the channel, on the second day of this year’s Edinburgh TV Festival. Speaking at the event, ViacomCBS Networks UK CCO Ben Frow said that the company plans to commission local content […]

Comcast & ViacomCBS team to launch European streamer SkyShowtime

Sky owner Comcast has teamed up with ViacomCBS to launch SkyShowtime, a new joint venture streaming service targeting more than 20 European territories. Scheduled for launch next year, the service will bring together entertainment, movies and original series from the NBCUniversal, Sky and ViacomCBS portfolio of brands, including titles from Showtime, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Paramount+ […]

Paramount+ ups Nina L. Diaz to head unscripted & two exit in reshuffle

ViacomCBS’ MTV Entertainment Group has appointed Nina L. Diaz to head up unscripted and adult animation for Paramount+ as part of an executive reshuffle at the company. Alongside her new CCO duties at the streaming service, Diaz will remain as CCO and president of content for the group and continue to report to Chris McCarthy, […]

Nickelodeon & Paramount+ extend SpongeBob franchise with bumper order

Nickelodeon has made a bumper order for more SpongeBob SquarePants, with 52 new episodes in the works. The ViacomCBS-owned kids network has ordered a further 13 episodes of the franchise’s recently launched spin-off The Patrick Star Show, as well as a 13th season of the original SpongeBob SquarePants. The US studio’s streamer, Paramount+, has also […]

ViacomCBS reveals Paramount+ streamer growth

ViacomCBS has revealed its recently rebranded streaming service Paramount+ has attracted more than six million new subscribers over the past three months, with a deal for expansion in Europe also unveiled. The US broadcast giant said that it added 6.5 million new subscribers to Paramount+ along with Showtime, to take its combined total to 42 […]

ViacomCBS inks $900m ‘South Park’ deal to stock Paramount+

ViacomCBS has signed a $900m deal with South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone for six more seasons and 14 made-for-streaming movies of the adult animation. The agreement will keep the long-running scripted comedy show on the company’s Comedy Central channel through to its 30th season in 2027, while 14 South Park movies are […]

CBS extends overall deal with ‘Star Trek’ boss Alex Kurtzman

CBS Studios in the US has extended its overall TV deal with Star Trek franchise helmsman Alex Kurtzman until 2026.  The new agreement with the writer, producer and director and his Secret Hideout banner, will give CBS exclusive rights to develop and produce the label’s content on all platforms. Heather Kadin will continue to lead […]

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