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Viacom to launch Paramount-branded Nordic SVOD net

Viacom International Media Networks is launching new Paramount-branded SVOD service in the Nordics. Paramount+ will offer a first pay TV window on an array of classic and new films and more than 800 programmes from Viacom networks MTV and Comedy Central. It debuts on October 1, and will available to premium subscribers of the YouSee […]

Netflix hires ex-Universal exec to run movies

Netflix has hired former Universal exec Scott Stuber to head up its ongoing drive into original movies. Stuber, who had been a frontrunner to the role vacated by Brad Grey at Paramount, will oversee a growing slate of films at the US streaming service, which expects to release 30 titles this year. Stuber was vice […]

New-look Viacom integrating film and TV

New Viacom CEO Bob Bakish has fleshed out his turnaround plan for the media giant and pledged to bring its TV brands to film and vice versa. Announcing a slate a new Nickelodeon movie for the Paramount studio, Bob Bakish said the core Viacom channels will each contribute cobranded features to the slate of Viacom […]

Viacom outlines five point turnaround plan

Media giant Viacom has unveiled a five-point plan to get its business back on track, with flagship brands and digital centre stage. As part of the focus on the big channel brands the Spike channel will be replaced by Paramount Network, which also signifies Viacom’s commitment to keeping the Paramount studio. New Viacom CEO Bob […]

Starz Play renews Warner Bros. deal

Starz’ MENA-focused OTT service has renewed a programming deal with Warner Bros. The news comes soon after Starz Play Arabia secured an agreement with another studio, Fox, as first reported by TBI. The new Warner Bros. deal gives Starz Play new TV and films from the studio for the 19 countries it covers in the […]

ProSiebenSat.1, Scripps invest in Pluto OTT

Over-the-top video service Pluto TV has raised US$30 million in a funding round led by ProSiebenSat.1 Group, which also included participation from Scripps Networks Interactive. In a statement, ProSiebenSat.1 said that it invested a “high seven-figure sum” in the Los Angeles-based business, making it the largest strategic shareholder in Pluto TV with an approximate 14% stake. […]

Amazon brings drama with Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

Amazon Prime Video has given the greenlight to a TV adaptation of the Tom Clancy-created Jack Ryan novel character. John Krasinski (American Office) will play the titular character in Jack Ryan, which will run to ten episodes. Alec Bladwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine have all played movie adaptations of Ryan. Skydance Television […]

Night Manager firm preps new le Carré series

The prodco behind hit John Le Carré adaptation The Night Manager is now turning one of the author’s best known books – The Spy Who Came in from the Cold – into a TV series. Slumdog Millionaire scribe Simon Beaufoy will pen the cold war spy drama. The Ink Factory, which is run by Le […]

Viacom expects Paramount stake sale soon

Viacom chairman and CEO Philippe Dauman expects to have agreed to sell a stake in film studio Paramount Pictures by the end of the next financial quarter. Various analysts and commentators have speculated minted Chinese companies such as e-commerce giant Alibaba were likely buyers of the “significant” minority stake, which was put up for sale […]

Viacom looks to sell Paramount stake

Viacom is exploring selling a “significant” minority investment in its TV and film studio Paramount Pictures. Viacom chairman and CEO Philippe Dauman confirmed the news at the Jefferies Media and Communications Conference in New York City, saying: “We have received indications of interest from potential partners seeking a strategic investment in Paramount Pictures and I have decided to […]