PopTV chief becomes latest ViacomCBS departure, headed for Audible

Amazon has hired the president of ViacomCBS’s US cable network PopTV as chief content officer for its podcast operation Audible. Brad Schwartz will oversee content for the audio outfit having headed up PopTV and its predecessor TV Guide Network for more than seven years. He reports into CEO Bob Carrigan, the former publishing exec who […]

Euro, Canuck nets Learn to Draw Minis

A pair of Canadian networks and three European channels have acquired an animated interstitial property from Norwegian kids TV company Earthtree Media. TV Ontario and Knowledge Network in Canada, PopTV in the UK, NRK in Norway and SVT in Sweden have all bought Learn to Draw Minis, a 104x1mins show featuring animated versions of cartoon […]