ViacomCBS Networks International

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. […]

VIS and ‘Falco’ prodco Dynamo ink co-pro deal

ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) has entered into a co-production agreement with Latin American Falco prodco Dynamo Producciones. The two company’s first co-production will be an action-thriller series, due to commence filming in Mexico this summer, and expected to be ready for distribution before the end of the year. VIS and Dynamo will also start discussing potential […]

ViacomCBS International promotes Ezequiel Fonseca Zas to streaming GM

Ezequiel “Quelo” Fonseca Zas has been promoted to the role of general manager of streaming and mobile for international at ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI). He most recently served as SVP of emerging business for VCNI Americas and in his new position, Fonseca Zas will be responsible for VCNI’s streaming business, strategy and international product rollout, […]

ViacomCBS, Fremantle take ‘Balcony Stories’ to the world

ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) has begun production on Balcony Stories, a series of short-form shows that celebrates the “positive and creative ways” people are coping with the current global lockdown. The series, co-produced by VIS and Fremantle, is based on content generated by both audiences and talent, and will premiere tomorrow – 22 April – […]