Viacom International Media Networks


ITV Studios international boss Maria Kyriacou boards Viacom

ITV Studios’ Maria Kyriacou is joining Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN). The exec – who most recently served as president of international for ITV Studios – has boarded the media group as president for VIMN UK, Northern and Eastern Europe, replacing James Currell, who departed the business in June. She joins the business almost two […]

BFI’s Young Audiences Content Fund: a fund indeed for a nation in need

The UK children’s industry is already feeling the benefit of a new $70m fund but what are the longer repercussions both domestically and internationally? Ann-Marie Corvin reports Funding kids content is a challenge in many territories but the market failure of domestic children’s programming in the UK has finally prompted government intervention. One of its […]

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 […]

Channel 5: Greenlight for ‘All Creatures Great And Small’; My5 adds Pluto TV

Channel 5 is adapting James Herriot’s iconic collection of stories All Creatures Great And Small with US public broadcaster PBS. The Viacom-owned channel has commissioned Colin Callender’s Playground, producers of Wolf Hall and Howard’s End, for a six-part series and Christmas special, which will be co-produced with PBS’s ‘Masterpiece’ strand. The drama marks the second […]

LatAm scripted: The end of telenovelas?

For decades, the telenovela has been Latin America’s flagship TV genre, seducing audiences around the world. But shifts in the landscape have pushed the region’s TV giants to usher in a new generation that targets international markets and streaming platforms. Emiliano de Pablos reports. A powerhouse of creative TV talent in Latin America is re-defining […]

Viacom preps K-pop series for MTV Russia

Viacom and telco MTS are partnering for a K-pop-inspired reality series for MTV Russia. The production, K-pop MTCamp, marks Viacom International Media Networks’ first local co-production with an affiliate partner in Russia. The 29 x 30-minute show will be made with and exclusively for MTS. Aimed at Russia’s growing K-pop fanbase, the show is Europe’s […]

Viacom launches Paramount+ SVOD service in Hungary

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has launched Paramount+ in Hungary, marking the SVOD service’s second release in the region following its recent rollout in Poland. Paramount+ is available to customers of Magyar Telekom as part of the network operator’s Moziklub video-on-demand platform. It can be accessed through Magyar Telekom’s set top boxes and via its […]

Viacom promotes Jesper Dahl to VP of VIMN in the Nordics

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has promoted Jesper Dahl to general manager, vice-president for VIMN in the Nordics. Dahl, who joined Viacom in 2005, is due to take up his new role on October 1, reporting to James Currell, President of VIMN in the UK, Northern and Eastern Europe. He replaces Andrea Sahlgren, who is […]

VIMN Japan services to debut on Amazon Prime Video Channels

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has signed a channel distribution deal with Amazon, which will make Nickelodeon Japan and MTV MIX available on Amazon Prime Video Channels from July 3. Amazon Prime members can access the channels when they register on Prime Video Channels, a new service that launched on 14 June. The rollout of Nickelodeon Japan and […]

VIMN secures format deals in Russia, Nordics & Canada

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has unveiled format production deals for MTV global reality hit series 16 and Pregnant in Russia and Ex on the Beach in the Nordic territories, together with a license agreement for Comedy Central’s Roast Battle in Canada. In Russia, public broadcaster Channel U, will adapt MTV’s 16 and Pregnant for local audiences, marking the first format deal for VIMN on […]

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