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ViacomCBS’s David Lynn exits as Raffaele Annecchino named international chief

ViacomCBS has appointed Raffaele Annecchino to become president and CEO at its international division, replacing David Lynn who is leaving the company after 24 years. Annecchino becomes president & CEO of ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), effective immediately. He reports into ViacomCBS president & CEO Bob Bakish and succeeds Lynn, who will depart the company following a […]

News round-up: Insight TV lands on Pluto TV; SPI channels head to Germany & Russia; Love Nature expands in Lat Am

Insight TV heads to Pluto TV UHD broadcaster Insight TV has launched three of its channels on ViacomCBS-owned AVOD Pluto TV in the UK and Germany as both continue their accelerated growth. The millennial-focused broadcaster has brought three of its channels to the service: lifestyle channel Insight TV; action-focused channel InTrouble; and science/technology/knowledge channel InWonder. […]

ViacomCBS to close legacy streamers as focus shifts to Paramount+

ViacomCBS is to shut down its smaller legacy streamers, such as MTV Hits, whose content will be added to its upcoming premium service Paramount+, amid a surge in subscribers for its existing SVOD and AVOD platforms. The decision was revealed in the company’s Q3 earnings report and comes as the US media giant prepares to […]

ViacomCBS restructures AVOD & SVOD operations across EMEA, names chief

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has restructured its AVOD and SVOD operations into a new division and appointed Olivier Jollet – previously MD of Europe for Pluto TV – to head it up. Jollett, who joined ad-supported streamer Pluto TV in 2016 prior to its $340m acquisition by Viacom last year, becomes SVP of emerging business […]

ViacomCBS to put Pluto TV into Brazilian orbit from December

ViacomCBS-owned AVOD streamer Pluto TV will be rolled out in Brazil from December, the media giant has said. The service will launch across all mobile, web and connected TV streaming devices with 24 channels including: Pluto TV Cine Sucessos, Pluto TV Cine Comédia, Pluto TV Cine Drama, Pluto TV Cine Terror, Pluto TV Séries, Pluto […]

Pluto TV breaks 100-channel barrier in UK

ViacomCBS-owned AVOD service Pluto TV has added two new “theme-specific” channels – Secret Dealers and Crime Investigation Australia – to its portfolio, bringing the total numbers of channels on offer to 101 in the UK. Secret Dealers is dedicated to broadcasting the game show of the same name, originally produced by RDF Television West for […]

Exclusive: AVOD streamers could offer ‘first window, exclusive’ potential

Almost a third of distributors believe advertising-funded (AVOD) streamers could become buyers of first window and exclusive rights to finished programming, according to the findings from a newly released survey. The Future Of TV Program Rights In An On-Demand World report, produced by analysts at TBI sibling Omdia, found that 32% of respondents believe AVOD […]