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 […]

Paramount+ makes formal series order for ‘Grease’ prequel

ViacomCBS streamer Paramount+ has handed a formal 10-episode order to Grease: Rise Of The Pink Ladies, the upcoming prequel series to the 1978 musical comedy feature film. Annabel Oakes is creating and writing the previously announced series, which is produced by Paramount Television Studios. The show marks the first official scripted series order from president […]

ViacomCBS names MTV exec to lead Paramount+ and Pluto TV’s global content plans

ViacomCBS has appointed Tanya Giles, general manager of MTV Entertainment Group, to a new role overseeing content for its global streaming operations as part of a wider overhaul of its senior management ranks. Giles becomes chief programming officer for streaming and will be responsible for creating the content strategy for recently launched SVOD Paramount+ and […]

Paramount+ takes MTV’s ‘Shore’ franchise to Rio de Janeiro

ViacomCBS-owned streamer Paramount+ has ordered a new iteration of its Shore franchise, this time set in Rio de Janeiro. Rio Shore, which is being produced by Banijay-owned Endemol Shine and Viacom International Studios (VIS) Americas, will follow 10 young people from different parts of the state of Rio de Janeiro as they live the high […]

Paramount+ programming chief Julie McNamara exits

Julie McNamara, long-serving EVP and head of programming at ViacomCBS-owned streamer Paramount+ is exiting the company just two months after the service launched. McNamara, who has been with the company for 15 years, shared the news of her resignation in an email to staff on Thursday, describing her departure as “truly a bittersweet moment” and […]

ViacomCBS bolsters Paramount+ originals with Kiefer Sutherland espionage drama

ViacomCBS-owned streamer Paramount+ has ordered an espionage drama that has Kiefer Sutherland (Designated Survivor) attached to star and exec produce. The eight-part untitled series is being produced by CBS Studios and follows a private espionage operative played by Sutherland who finds himself in the midst of a battle over the preservation of democracy. John Requa […]

Paramount+ reveals Oz launch plans as service leads VCBS streaming growth

ViacomCBS-owned streamer Paramount+ will launch in Australia in August, with four local originals already announced. Australian linear channel Channel Ten is owned by ViacomCBS and its SVOD 10 All Access will be rebranded as Paramount+ on 11 August, with the service priced at A$8.99 ($6.75) per month. Current subscribers to 10 All Access will be […]