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ViacomCBS supercharges Miramax after $375m beIN deal

ViacomCBS is to invest more than $200m into Miramax after completing a $375m deal to acquire a 49% stake in the film and TV studio from Middle East media giant beIN Media Group. The agreement, first unveiled last year, sees ViacomCBS becoming a minority partner to beIN, which retains a 51% stake in the company. […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: How kids control what appears on screen

Almost two-thirds of parents believe their child usually controls what’s on TV when they’re co-viewing, according to recent research from ViacomCBS. Christian Kurz, SVP of the company’s global consumer insights team, tells TBI what that means for the content appearing on our screens. Research often tends to look back or at the present. When it […]

Sony replaces LA Screenings with ‘virtual & on-demand’ event

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has unveiled plans to create a digital screening experience for clients around the globe as an alternative to the studio’s traditional LA Screenings. SPT – along with Disney, NBCUniversal, ViacomCBS and Warner Bros. – cancelled this year’s edition of the annual US sales event earlier this month as the Covid-19 pandemic […]

UK broadcasters join call for freelance support from government

The UK’s public service broadcasters (PSB) have added their voices to the cries of support for freelancers working in the broadcasting industry who are facing a sudden lack of income due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In a joint letter to UK chancellor Rishi Sunak, the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and S4C highlighted the […]

Appointment round-up: Simon Pegg’s Stolen Picture hires Comedy Central exec; Great Point Media adds eOne VP of sales

Stolen Picture appoints Comedy Central’s Lucy Robinson Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s production outfit Stolen Picture has added Comedy Central’s head of original content Lucy Robinson to its exec producer ranks. Robinson will take up the role from next month at the Sony Pictures Television-backed prodco, which was launched in 2017. Its output includes movie […]

Smithsonian Channel preps Bayou short-form series

ViacomCBS-owned Smithsonian Channel is marking the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with a new digital short-form series about the disappearing wetlands of Louisiana in the US. Last Call For The Bayou, from Encompass Films, will be available on Smithsonian Channel’s digital platforms and its website from 10 April. The show follows filmmakers Dominic and Nadia […]

ViacomCBS restructures down under as Network Ten CEO Paul Anderson resigns

ViacomCBS is introducing a new management structure across its businesses in Australia and New Zealand, with the CEO at Network Ten resigning as a result. ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) said the resignation of Paul Anderson, who had been CEO of Network Ten and EVP of its operations in Australia and New Zealand, would be effective […]

Showtime, CBS snag ‘Dexter’ showrunner Clyde Phillips in overall deal

ViacomCBS-backed US networks Showtime and CBS Television Studios have signed writer and executive producer Clyde Phillips to an overall development deal. He will work on projects for that will air on platforms within or outside the ViacomCBS group. Phillips has won numerous awards for his work on crime drama Dexter and also created the series […]

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