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Moonves receives Upfronts ovation as Redstone legal battle heats up

CBS chief Leslie Moonves (pictured) received a standing ovation from buyers at its Upfronts presentation last night, as the company faces a crunch after launching a lawsuit against its controlling shareholders, the Redstone family, on Monday. In an atypical Upfront presentation, Moonves walked out to a standing ovation from a sizeable portion of the crowd […]

Viacom launches Nick Jr on Indonesian mobile platform

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is joining forces with Indonesia’s leading mobile operator Telkomsel to launch Nick Jr. in the Southeast Asian country. The deal marks VIMN’s first linear channel deal with a mobile partner in Indonesia. The preschool linear channel will be available in English and Bahasa Indonesia and follows a previous deal that […]

Comedy Central inks first look deal with Broad City duo

Comedy Central has set a “comprehensive” development deal with Broad City creators Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, which gives it a first look at content created or developed by the duo. The deal also extends across all of parent company Viacom’s television networks. The news arrives as Broad City draws to an end with its […]

Viacom makes $2.8bn counteroffer to CBS

Viacom has made a counter-offer that asks for $2.8bn more from CBS than the company valued earlier this month. The move follows CBS’ below-market bid for the company six days ago, which near threatened the merger all together. A CNBC report states that Viacom has now asked for 0.68 shares for each Viacom class B […]

CBS to make below-market bid for Viacom

CBS is set to make an all-stock offer for Viacom that prices the US company below its current market valuation, according to reports. Reuters revealed earlier today that the “unusual” merger move may threaten the negotiation, which would see the two media giants reunite after 13 years. The report states that CBS chief Leslie Moonves […]

Viacom invests in Trevor Noah prodco with first-look deal attached

Viacom is set for a strategic partnership with Day Zero Productions, an international production and distribution company led by Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Under the long-term deal, Viacom will have exclusive first-look rights on all projects developed by Noah and his prodco across media including television, feature […]

TBI Weekly: The OTT ‘arms race’ heats up

This week, it seems that almost every major TV player is claiming their stake in the OTT business and, more so, each player is claiming to be the best. It’s CBS COO Joseph Ianniello who, this week, compared the OTT ecosystem to an arms race, and with the host of competitors joining this space in the […]

Discovery eyes global OTT after closing Scripps deal

Discovery has completed its US$14.6 billion takeover of US cable rival Scripps Networks Interactive, and is now looking to the OTT opportunities the new scale provides. The new look group comprises channels such as Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, TLC, HGTV and Animal Planet among others, and owns over 8,000 hours of programming. Following completion of […]

Viacom plans direct-to-consumer streaming service

Viacom has revealed plans to launch a direct-to-consumer streaming service later this year. Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in San Francisco, Viacom president and CEO Bob Bakish said that the new service would draw from more than 10,000 hours of library content. “We’re going to implement [the service] on a […]

Viacom streaming app Nick Jr. Play goes int’l

Nickelodeon has launched its preschool streaming app, Nick Jr. Play, on the international market. As of today, the app is available in the UK and Denmark on iOS- and Android-enabled devices, with multi-language support. In Denmark, it’ll be offered through pay TV and telco operator YouSee, and will also offer Nickelodeon Play. Other international territory […]

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