News round-up: ARTE1 & Paramount strike Lat Am factual deals; PBS & NRK open ‘The Letter’; MIP Cancun confirms 2023 dates

ARTE1 & Paramount strike Lat Am factual deals Broadcasters and platforms across Latin America have struck deals for factual content with distributor Abacus Media Rights at MIP Cancun. ARTE1 in Brazil has acquired a line-up including Lennon’s Last Weekend, The Oratorio, Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards, Agatha Christie: 100 Years of Poirot and […]

Paramount+ & C5 explore the last days of Dodi Al-Fayed

Paramount Global streamer Paramount+ and UK broadcaster Channel 5 have ordered a documentary about the life of Egyptian film producer Dodi Al-Fayed and his untimely death alongside Britain’s Princess Diana. Produced by Wonderhood Studios, the 1 x 90-minute Dodi: Last Days Of A Playboy aims to go “beyond the image of a pampered playboy portrayed […]

SkyShowtime goes live across Europe & sets CEE launch date

SkyShowtime has gone live in swathes of Europe, as the Comcast and Paramount joint-streamer revealed launch dates for its expansion into Central and Eastern Europe. The service, which offers shows such as Sylvester Stallone’s Tulsa King and Yellowstone prequel 1923, will become available in Bulgaria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Serbia, Slovenia and Montenegro from […]

Paramount+ extends Korean drama with global deal for TVing’s ‘Bargain’

Paramount+ is ramping up its South Korean drama slate after picking up CJ ENM’s crime thriller Bargain for its global streamer. The show, which was ordered for CJ ENM’s local streamer TVing, will debut outside of Korea in 2023 and marks the second show to come from a far-reaching strategic pact struck between Paramount Global and […]

Paramount Global admits ‘sizeable & meaningful’ cuts possible as shares slide 12%

Paramount Global is set to make “sizeable” cuts to staff and content, following quarterly results that showed slowing growth. While Paramount+ added 4.6 million more subscribers in Q3 – taking the streamer to 46 million in total – shares slumped 12% yesterday as the media giant revealed revenues of $6.9bn, missing Wall Street’s predicted $7bn. […]

‘The Real Love Boat’ jumps ship from CBS to Paramount+

Reality competition series The Real Love Boat is moving from US network CBS to a new home on the company’s streamer Paramount+. Inspired by the hit 1970s scripted series The Love Boat, this becomes the latest CBS show to move to the service, following scripted series Evil and SEAL Team both making the jump last […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: On the trail of North America’s TV & streaming trends for 2023

North America’s TV & online video ecosystems are changing fast, with consolidation, sports and TVOD all likely to affect the industry over the next 12 months. Omdia’s principal analysts Sarah Henschel provides her key trends as we look ahead to 2023. In 2022, content owners and platform operators have continued to increase focus on integrating […]

Paramount+ unveils launch dates in France, Germany, Austria & Switzerland

Paramount+ is to land in France on 1 December, followed by Germany, Austria and Switzerland on 8 December. The streamer will offer shows form brands such as Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Showtime and the Smithsonian Channel, as well as a raft of originals. These include Sylvester Stallone’s mafia drama Tulsa King, Yellowstone franchise spin-off 1923, […]

Sky snags European rights to Paramount+ drama ‘Last King Of The Cross’

Sky has picked up buzzy MIPCOM drama Last King Of The Cross across its European footprint. The Australian drama, which is produced by Mark Fennessy’s year-old prodco Helium, will air exclusively on Sky Atlantic in Italy, the UK, Ireland and Germany. The 10-part series is sold by Cineflix Rights and was produced for Paramount+ in Australia. It was […]

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