Viacom International Studios

Paramount+ orders Fallacci drama for first Italian original

ViacomCBS-owned streamer Paramount+ has commissioned its first Italian original series, based around the true story of journalist Oriana Fallacci during the 1950s and 1960s. The series, Miss Fallaci Takes America, is being co-produced by Viacom International Studios (VIS) and local indie Minerva Pictures, in collaboration with RedString. It will portray Fallacci’s early life as a journalist in […]

UK’s C5 expands factual offer with four historical series commissions

ViacomCBS-owned UK broadcaster Channel 5 is ramping up its history programming with four new specialist factual series. Tsunami (3 x 60 minutes) is from UK prodco Voltage and will explain how one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded gave rise to the deadliest tsunami in history, with each episode tracking the course of its devastating impact […]

Nickelodeon’s Dutch format ‘The Viral Factory’ to be adapted in Thailand

Nickelodeon’s topical social influencer format, The Viral Factory, is to be adapted in Thailand. GMM Thailand will produce and air the local version, which is based on a Dutch format that first aired on Nickelodeon in the Netherlands in 2018 under the title De Viral Fabriek. The show will feature a roster of local Thai […]

Viacom appoints International Studios & OTT chief, names Americas president

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has restructured its OTT and studio businesses, handing new roles to senior execs including Gazzolo Pierluigi and Juan Acosta. Gazzolo, current president of VIMN Americas and EVP of Nickelodeon International, has been appointed president of OTT International and Viacom International Studios (VIS), while VIMN Americas EVP and COO Juan (JC) […]

VIMN promotes Jill Offman for Viacom International Studios UK’s scripted push

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has promoted Jill Offman to an expanded position at its global studios division, whose UK arm is now poised to move into scripted development. Offman becomes MD at Viacom International Studios (VIS) with immediate effect, where she will oversee all English-speaking markets. She assumed management of the UK arm of […]

Sales round-up: SBS boards Viacom’s ‘Train Adventure’; Quintus deals with ProSiebenSat.1

Viacom sells Trevor McDonald’s ‘Indian Train Adventure’ Viacom International Studios has struck worldwide deals for the VIS UK-produced travelogue, which follows the British presenter as he travels from Mumbai to Delhi aboard a luxurious train. Australian free-to-air broadcaster SBS picked up the 2 x 60-minute series, as well as Secrets Of The Royal Servants and Spending […]

Telefe’s ‘100 Days To Fall In Love’ scores Showtime adaptation

Telefe comedy 100 Days To Fall In Love has scored an English-language remake with Showtime.  The Spanish-language comedy, which is being developed by Viacom International Studios and Paramount TV, tells the story of best friends Laura and Antonia who, after almost 20 years of marriage, decide to take a 100-day break from their respective spouses. […]

Viacom International Studios hunts “alliances” to bolster global roll-out

Viacom has made it crystal clear that its in-house global production banner is open for business and receptive to “any type of content, in any territory and in any genre”. Viacom International Studios (VIS) set up shop in Latin America last year and has begun replicating its production strategy for third parties and its own […]

Viacom International Studios UK wins first ITV order

Viacom International Studios (VIS) UK has picked up its first ever third-party commission, a two-part series for ITV titled Trevor McDonald’s Indian Train Adventure. Previously known as Elephant House Studios, VIS has until now produced content solely for Viacom’s UK channels, including Channel 5, MTV and Comedy Central. The 2×60-minute documentary follows newsreader and presenter […]