ViacomCBS Networks International

VCNI ups Fathima Beckmann to VP of global inclusion

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has promoted Fathima Beckmann to VP of global inclusion.  Reporting to Marva Smalls, EVP and global head of inclusion for ViacomCBS, and Raffaele Annecchino, president & CEO of VCNI, Beckmann will be responsible for leading a global team in driving diversity and inclusion strategies and initiatives for VCNI. Beckmann joined the company […]

Comcast & ViacomCBS team to launch European streamer SkyShowtime

Sky owner Comcast has teamed up with ViacomCBS to launch SkyShowtime, a new joint venture streaming service targeting more than 20 European territories. Scheduled for launch next year, the service will bring together entertainment, movies and original series from the NBCUniversal, Sky and ViacomCBS portfolio of brands, including titles from Showtime, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Paramount+ […]

Comedy Central UK brings the laughs with three new commissions

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI)-owned Comedy Central UK has commissioned three new shows; female-fronted discussion show Yesterday, Today & The Day Before, comedic panel show The Complaints Department and quiz format Fact Off. The Rumpus Media-produced Yesterday, Today & The Day Before (6 x 60-minutes) will see a female-led panel of famous offer a fresh and unique take on all […]

ViacomCBS & Rakuten join forces to take kids’ streamer Nick+ to Japan

US-based ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has signed a long-term agreement with Japan’s Rakuten Group to bring Nickelodeon’s kids’ streaming service Nick+ to Japanese VOD platform Rakuten TV. Nick+ will launch on Rakuten TV on 28 April, bringing Nickelodeon shows such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Paw Patrol, Blaze And The Monster Machines, Bubble Guppies and Dora The Explorer to Japanese […]

ViacomCBS acquires WarnerMedia’s Chilevisión network in Lat Am push

ViacomCBS has agreed a deal to buy WarnerMedia-owned Chilevisión as it expands its reach into Latin America. As part of an ongoing push into streaming, ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) said that the acquisition will add a new premium content library and pipeline “to fuel the increasing demand for Spanish language content.” VCNI launched AVOD service […]

Paramount+ acquires spy thriller ‘Mirage’ for Nordics & Lat Am

ViacomCBS (VCBS)-owned streamer Paramount+ has acquired spy thriller Mirage for the Nordics and Latin America, as have local Middle Eastern and North African VCBS Networks International (VCNI) streamers, following multiple territory deals with distributor Cineflix Rights. The 6 x 60-minute series was originally produced by Connect3 Media and Lincoln TV in partnership with Wild Bunch […]

Join Acorn TV, Fox, SundanceNow, C5, ViacomCBS & more for TBI Talks: The London Screenings

Ahead of The London Screenings later this week, join TBI for a series of genre-focused discussions featuring industry-leading execs from streamers, broadcasters and production groups to find how they are shaping the future of their companies. We will be joined by commissioners including: Matt Graham, GM at Acorn TV & Sundance Now FOX’s President of […]

ViacomCBS appoints co-lead for Australia & New Zealand business

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has appointed Jarrod Villani as co-lead of the media giant’s Australia and New Zealand business, including Network 10. Villani joins Beverley McGarvey, who was appointed chief content officer and EVP in March since when she has overseen the combination of ViacomCBS’s business in Australia and New Zealand. She is responsible for […]

ViacomCBS extends ‘no diversity, no commission’ policy around world

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) is extending its ‘no diversity, no commission’ policy around the world. The policy, which was first unveiled in the UK in July, will require that all new international productions be made by a diverse team and applies to VCNI’s business across five continents and more than 180 countries. It will require production companies […]

ViacomCBS hires former Turner exec Jaime Ondarza for Europe role

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has appointed former Turner exec Jaime Ondarza as EVP and general manager of France, Iberia, Italy, the Middle East, Greece and Turkey. Ondarza joins ViacomCBS Networks Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia (EMEAA) having spent almost 20 years at Turner, including more than six as SVP of Southern Europe & Africa. […]