Viacom International Media Networks


Viacom names int’l Paramount, BET bosses

Jill Offman and Alex Okosi have again risen at Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN). Comedy Central International head and Comedy Central and MTV UK managing director Offman has been handed oversight of The Paramount Channel, and VIMN Africa executive VP and MD Okosi takes on BET International. This comes after Michael D. Armstrong, who ran […]

MTV launches localised Snapchat channel in France

Viacom-owned music channel MTV has launched a localised ‘Publisher Story’ on Snapchat’s Discover platform in France. This is Viacom’s first fully localised, non-English channel to debut on Snapchat Discover. MTV in English is already available on Snapchat in the US and internationally. MTV is the first television channel in France to join Snapchat Discover, offering […]

Reich to lead new Viacom product unit

Viacom has created a new division that will create multiplatform products that focus on video content and expand the reach of the existing Play Plex apps. Viacom Global Production Development Group is the latest sign of change at the US media giant since former international chief Bob Bakish became president and CEO. Dan Reich, who […]

MTV takes SVOD route with Hulu Japan

Hulu Japan will play host to the first Asian subscription OTT linear version of Viacom’s youth-skewed network MTV. A deal between Hulu parent HJ Holdings and Viacom International Media Networks will see MTV Mix offered as a 24/7, curated international music and entertainment net. This will make MTV Mix the only music net on the […]

Viacom buys Brazilian prodco

Viacom International Media Networks has acquired control of a Brazilian short-form comedy producer. The acquisition of Porta dos Fundos, financial terms of which were not disclosed, will allow Viacom’s international arm to expand in Latin America and its own content pipeline. The deal comes soon after Viacom bought Argentinian commercial channel Telefe. Porta dos Fundos […]

Ex-Red Arrow producer joins Ananey as content chief

Former Red Arrow International development partner Omri Marcus has been named VP of content as Israeli pay TV provider Ananey Communications Group. He will oversee programming for a slate of Israeli lifestyle channels including The Food Channel, Health Channel, The Good Life Channel and Style Channel, plus connected digital platforms. Once dubbed ‘Israeli TV’s Wunderkind’ […]

Viacom paves way to Hunter Street at MIPTV

Nickelodeon’s latest live-action series, the Netherlands-created Hunter Street, will debut internationally on the Croisette next week. The series is on Viacom International Media Networks’ MIPTV slate along with Nella the Princess Knight, Bunsen is a Beast, Jeff & Some Aliens and Detroiters among others. The Blooming Media-produced Hunter Street (pictured) debuted in the US on […]

Viacom’s Armstrong to oversee int’l sales

Viacom International Media Networks has handed oversight on international programme and affiliate sales to BET and Spike’s non-US chief, Michael D. Armstrong. He will remain in command of the development of the BET, Spike and Paramount Channels internationally in his new post as executive VP and general manager, revenue and emerging brands for Viacom’s international […]

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 […]

NATPE: Bakish outlines Viacom turnaround plan

New Viacom CEO Bob Bakish has begun to flesh out a plan to turn the US-based media giant around after a tumultous period for the business, he revealed here at NATPE Miami yesterday. Bakish (pictured) said he is working up a plan to “put the magic” back into the company, and speaking to TBI after […]