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Love Nature continues Spanish expansion with Pluto TV launch

Blue Ant Media’s wildlife brand Love Nature is expanding its reach in Spain, launching as a curated channel on ViacomCBS streamer Pluto TV. Viewers in the region will gain free access to the brand’s natural history series and documentaries in Castilian Spanish, beginning with a special launch event running from 8-10 October, titled FinFest. The […]

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 […]

News round-up: Love Nature Launches on Telenor Sweden; Channel 5 heads to the seaside; UKTV finds out ‘Who Cares?’ with YouTube star

Love Nature Launches on Telenor Sweden Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks-owned nature streaming brand Love Nature has launched on Telenor Sweden. Audiences on the platform will have access to the brand’s programming on both the linear channel and VOD service as part of a three-year carriage deal. Programming highlights that have been localised in Swedish include Dogs With […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Could Peacock & Paramount+ combine?

A week on from AT&T’s seismic decision to spin off WarnerMedia with Discovery, TBI explores the ramifications of the deal on other major industry players. Combining WarnerMedia with Discovery will create a content behemoth designed to rival the biggest streaming companies out there – namely Netflix and Disney. The roots of the deal lie in […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Unpacking OTT’s global revenue prospects

Streaming services have surged in popularity over the past 12 months but research revealed today suggests an ongoing growth trajectory for OTT over the next five years, writes Richard Middleton. Netflix might have seen its global subscriber numbers disappoint last week but there seems little doubt that the wider industry trend towards streaming will only […]

Vice Media embraces AVOD in US with new Pluto TV deal

Pluto TV has struck a deal that will see more than 200 hours of programming from Vice Media Group become available on the ViacomCBS-owned AVOD in the US. The deal, struck via sales arm Vice Distribution, will see 215 hours of non-scripted programming such as Dark Side Of The Ring and Cyberwar become available on multiple Pluto TV […]

ViacomCBS looks to raise $3bn to fuel streaming push

ViacomCBS has unveiled plans to raise $3bn from a new share offering to fund its expansion plans in streaming. The US media giant has issued two tranches of shares to investors – $2bn of Class B and a further $1bn of Series A – and said it intends “to use the combined net proceeds from […]

TBI Weekly: How AVOD is starting to pull out the big guns

If it hadn’t been for the double-barrel effect of a global pandemic and the launch of streamers direct from US studios, then 2020 would likely have been seen as a major trigger point in AVOD’s evolution.    As it is, these services have surged in popularity over the past 12 months but there are soon to […]

ViacomCBS launches BET in Brazil via AVOD Pluto TV

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) is rolling out its Black audience-focused network BET in Brazil via AVOD service Pluto TV. BET will debut on 26 March as a 24/7 channel, featuring an array of shows from its US sibling such as Being Mary Jane, Real Husbands Of Hollywood, American Soul, Boomerang, and Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living. VCNI […]