Viacom International Media Networks


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 […]

TV18 takes control of Viacom JV

India’s TV18 Broadcast has become the controlling shareholder in the channels business it operates with Viacom. Network18 Media-owned TV18 has added 1% of Viacom’s shares in Viacom18 to become the 51% majority owner for US$20 million, meaning it takes operational and strategic control. A further element to the agreement means Viacom will continue to supply […]

Viacom hires ex-Myspace & BBC Worldwide execs

Viacom International Media Networks has hired a former Myspace exec to become its Australiasian commercial chief and an ex-BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) sales manager. Chris Ellis, who is also a former managing director of digital at newspaper group Trinity Mirror in the UK, is considered a media industry veteran, and joins alongside new programme sales manager […]

Viacom buys Italian net, half of DeA’s Super!

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has acquired an Italian digital free-to-air frequency in order to launch Spike locally, and a 50% stake in kids channel Super!. One agreement, with Scripps Networks Interactive, will see Viacom acquiring the LCN 49 network ahead of launching male-skewed Spike in Italy by the end of October. The other deal […]

NBCU’s Hayu agrees SVOD deal with Viacom

Reality TV SVOD service, Hayu, has agreed its first licensing deal with Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) for shows such as The Hills and Jersey Shore. The NBCUniversal (NBCU) International-owned on-demand service licensed a mixture of MTV and VH1 titles that it started to add to the service over the summer. The deal also includes […]

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