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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 […]

Viacom sets sights on European production in major restructure

Viacom International Studios (VIS) is rolling out production hubs in the UK and Spain as it looks to expand its international production footprint.  VIS is to open production centres in Madrid and Manchester as part of an ongoing expansion of international production of both English and Spanish-language programming.  The roll-out follows last year’s launch of […]

VIMN Americas unveils distribution and copro deals

Viacom International Media Networks Americas has revealed a number of distribution deals for its original content with leading SVOD, Pay TV and FTA broadcasters via newly-expanded production and distribution division, Viacom International Studios (VIS). Among the deals, Fox Networks Latin America has acquired the rights to Animal, a thriller from VIMN Americas’ Argentine broadcaster Telefe. […]