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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 […]

Fox’s AVOD Tubi explores originals, with $4m per episode budgets mooted

Fox Entertainment’s AVOD streamer Tubi is moving into original programming, with reports suggesting that up to $4m per episode could be available. Tubi, which was acquired by Fox for $440m in April 2020, has to date offered library content to US viewers with shows such as the broadcast network’s The Masked Singer being made available. […]

TBI Weekly: Unpacking what Paramount+ means to ViacomCBS

As ViacomCBS pulls back the curtain on Paramount+, TBI’s Richard Middleton and Mark Layton dissect the offering and explore how the service fits into the congested streaming landscape. ViacomCBS pulled out all the stops for its unveiling of Paramount+ earlier this week and in so doing took vertical integration to a new level. IP ranging from Grease and […]

Pluto TV launches in France with ‘iCarly’ & ‘Star Trek’ among offering

ViacomCBS’s ad-supported streaming service Pluto TV has launched in France, with shows including Star Trek and iCarly available. The expansion, announced in January, gives viewers in the country access to 40 original channels which are populated with content from ViacomCBS brands and licensed third-party shows. Alongside US imports from ViacomCBS, French series such as Les Cordier Juge et […]

ViacomCBS promotes Rose & Fahy to lead combined UK ‘growth’ unit for Pluto TV, My5

ViacomCBS has restructured its streaming operations in the UK by forming a new division to oversee growth across all of its on demand services. The ‘growth and partnerships division’ is part of ViacomCBS’s plan to increase streaming revenue from services such as My5, the AVOD belonging to broadcaster Channel 5, and Pluto TV UK. It is […]

ViacomCBS to launch Pluto TV into France, marking latest AVOD entry into the country

UPDATED: ViacomCBS is to launch its AVOD streamer Pluto TV into France on 8 February. Pluto, which requires no sign-up, will launch with 40 curated channels in France with a library that includes content from ViacomCBS brands and third parties. The company also said that there will be a significant amount of local French content […]

Paramount+ reveals launch dates for US, Canada, Nordics & Australia

ViacomCBS is to launch streamer Paramount+ across the US on 4 March and has also revealed more details of the service’s international roll-out plans. Paramount+, a rebooted version of existing streamer CBS All Access, will launch across Latin America on the same date as the US, before being rolled out into the Nordics on 25 March […]