Pierluigi Gazzolo

Telefe’s ‘100 Days To Fall In Love’ scores Showtime adaptation

Telefe comedy 100 Days To Fall In Love has scored an English-language remake with Showtime.  The Spanish-language comedy, which is being developed by Viacom International Studios and Paramount TV, tells the story of best friends Laura and Antonia who, after almost 20 years of marriage, decide to take a 100-day break from their respective spouses. […]

Viacom buys Brazilian prodco

Viacom International Media Networks has acquired control of a Brazilian short-form comedy producer. The acquisition of Porta dos Fundos, financial terms of which were not disclosed, will allow Viacom’s international arm to expand in Latin America and its own content pipeline. The deal comes soon after Viacom bought Argentinian commercial channel Telefe. Porta dos Fundos […]

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 […]

Viacom pays $345m for Telefe

US media giant Viacom has confirmed it is buying Telefe, paying US$345 million for Argentinian commercial free-to-air broadcaster. The deal has been in the works for months, with Viacom ultimately beating off rivals such as Turner to acquire the Telefónica-owned network. Viacom will pay Telefónica US$345 million in cash for the channel, which is lower […]

Viacom names Lat Am top team

Viacom International Media Networks Americas has made three senior appointments across its portfolio of channels. Headlining is the promotion of Juan ‘JC’ Acosta to COO, based in Miami. The post hands him control of VIMNA’s channels portfolio, which includes MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Paramount Channel and Tr3 in Latin America, Canada and the US Hispanic […]

Viacom appoints int’l COO

The international arm of US media giant Viacom has appointed Jose Tolosa COO. Tolosa replaces Pierluigi Gazzolo who shifted from COO to head of Latin America at Viacom International Media Networks last year. The new COO takes up his new role with immediate effect, reporting to VIMN’s president and CEO, Bob Bakish, and will relocate […]

Gazzolo bags VIMN Americas top job

Viacom International Media Networks’ COO Pierluigi Gazzolo has been named president of the US media giant’s Americas arm. He has been interim managing director of VIMN Americas since January, when previous incumbent Sofia Ioannou exited. He is now responsible for Viacom operations across Latin America, South America and Canada, reporting to VIMN president and CEO […]