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ViacomCBS expands David Nevins’ remit as Comedy Central’s Kent Alterman exits

ViacomCBS has made a swathe of changes to its senior management team, with CBS exec David Nevins among those expanding their remits and Comedy Central chief Kent Alterman among senior execs departing. Nevins was named chief creative officer at CBS last year, with oversight across CBS Television Studios, CBS’s entertainment arm, CBS and cabler Showtime, […]

Sales round-up: ESG scores for ‘Younger’, ‘Stripped’; BBCS starts ‘Revolutions’

Endemol strips in Spain Endemol Shine International has sold social experiment format Stripped into Spain, which becomes the eighth market to commission a local version of the series. Shine Iberia, part of Endemol Shine Iberia, will produce four episodes of Stripped for Antena 3. Created in Denmark by Metronome, part of Endemol Shine Nordics, the […]

Endemol Shine gets ‘Younger’ in China

Endemol Shine China is to produce a local version of the TV Land drama Younger. Produced in association with Huace Group, Endemol Shine China is to deliver a 40 x 45-minute Mandarin-language adaptation of the Darren Star-created US show, which follows a woman who lies about her age to get ahead in the cut-throat world […]

CMT realigns dev under Cox as Dinsmore exits

Viacom is centralising development at its US cable channel CMT under Paramount Network’s Keith Cox, with Jayson Dinsmore exiting as a result. Cox is now leading development for CMT, TVLand and the upcoming Paramount Network, which is soon to replace Spike TV. Dinsmore (pictured) will leave his post as executive VP of development as Cox […]

CMT president Philips exits after 16 years

Brian Philips is leaving Viacom cable channel CMT after 16 years with the network. Frank Tanki has been handed control of the channel as president Philips steps down. Philips has joined as senior VP and general manager, riding to his current post in 2009. He told staff he had been considering an exit for some […]

Gardner to landscape Paramount Network

TV Land development executive Brad Gardner has landed a promotion, and will work on original programming for upcoming US general entertainment channel Paramount Network. Gardner is currently senior VP of development and original programming at second tier Viacom cable channel TV Land, and has now added the soon-to-launch Paramount Network to his duties. His boss, […]

Viacom rebuild continues with new appointments

Bob Bakish’s restructuring of US media giant Viacom has continued with appointment of a music programming chief, general managers for Comedy Central and TV Land, and an original series producer at VH1. Bakish has been marking his stamp on the troubled company since becoming president and CEO, focusing efforts around core brands, and building bridges […]

TV Land’s Cox lands key role at Paramount Net

TV Land development chief Keith Cox is reportedly set to add the upcoming Paramount Network to his responsibilities, with Sharon Levy exiting at the same time. US media sits say Cox will become president of development and production at Paramount Network, as the Viacom-owned American cable channel settles into its new skin and the former […]

Viacom moves CMT, TV Land in ents rejig

Viacom CEO Bob Bakish has delivered on his promise to move the CMT and TV Land channels from their home within the kids and family unit to the entertainment division. Both networks are now part of Viacom Global Entertainment Group, with their managers now reporting to Spike president Kevin Kay. Bakish drew up the plan […]

Viacom merging US and int’l under Bakish

Viacom’s international and US channel groups are merging into a new unit that Bob Bakish will lead as interim company president and CEO. Viacom International Media Networks and domestic networks arm Viacom Music and Entertainment Group are coming together as Viacom Global Entertainment Group (VGEG). Furthermore, the Viacom Kids and Family Group, which Cyma Zarghami […]

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