Paramount+ gives greenlight to ‘Criminal Minds’ revival

Paramount+ has given a formal greenlight to the revival of CBS crime drama series Criminal Minds, almost 18 months since the project was first mooted. ViacomCBS announced the reboot in February 2021 as part of the upcoming originals slate ahead of the Paramount+ launch. But the project has since been stuck in a lengthy development […]

TelevisaUnivision taps ViacomCBS & Telemundo alum for distribution

Recently minted Latin American giant TelevisaUnivision has named a former ViacomCBS exec to lead its distribution efforts. Rita Herring becomes SVP of international distribution and reports into Michael Schwimmer, the company’s president of global platform strategy & revenue. She takes on the remit that previously belonged to Fernando Muñiz, who had been general director of […]

Sweden’s SVT hires Paramount exec as international chief

Swedish pubcaster SVT has hired the head of entertainment at Paramount (fka ViacomCBS) to replace Stephen Mowbray as head of its international division. Karolina Stallwood, who becomes head of SVT International, was most recently working on the launch of Paramount Network and its streaming sibling Paramount+. Previously, she worked in acquisitions and programming as a […]

Paramount shares plummet as ViacomCBS rebrands & unveils streaming plans

The share price of Paramount Global (fka ViacomCBS) dropped by more than 20% on Wednesday as investors reacted to the media giant’s overhaul of its streaming operations. The fall came after the company unveiled a major refocus to streaming on Wednesday, unveiling an expansive slate of new international content for its streaming service Paramount+. As a […]

ViacomCBS unveils Paramount+ global push, sets France launch & int’l dramas

ViacomCBS has rebranded itself as Paramount Global (to be known as Paramount) as the company set out new growth plans and an expansive slate of new international content for its streaming service Paramount+. New content headed to the service includes its first UK commissions and spin-offs from popular franchises including NCIS, Yellowstone, The Shore, as well as […]

SkyShowtime go for launch as JV streamer gets regulatory approval

Sky’s parent company Comcast has announced that its joint-venture streaming operation with ViacomCBS has received full regulatory approval for a European launch. The new streamer, SkyShowtime, was first revealed in mid-2021 and will launch in more than 20 European markets encompassing 90 million homes later this year. It will bring together entertainment, movies and original […]

TBI Weekly: Five questions for SkyShowtime’s new CEO

This week’s appointment of Monty Sarhan as the CEO of SkyShowtime takes us one significant step closer to the launch of the new Comcast and ViacomCBS joint venture streaming service. Expected to roll out across more than 20 countries later this year, the pan-European streamer will combine content from Comcast’s NBCUniversal and Sky, and ViacomCBS […]

ViacomCBS & Comcast name CEO for European SVOD SkyShowtime

SkyShowtime, the new Comcast and ViacomCBS joint venture streaming service, has found its CEO. Monty Sarhan will lead the pan-European streamer across more than 20 territories and oversee a content offering that includes shows from Comcast’s NBCUniversal and Sky, and ViacomCBS brands such as Showtime, Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures. Sarhan, who will be based out […]

Channel 5 & PBS Masterpiece extend ‘All Creatures’ for two seasons

ViacomCBS-owned Channel 5 in the UK and PBS Masterpiece in the US have handed a double season renewal to period drama All Creatures Great And Small. The series, which is based on the books by British author James Herriot, will return for as third and fourth season, with filming set to resume in the UK […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Who’s ahead of the game in global channel reach?

As more brands go global, the battle to place content in front of the greatest number of potential viewers around the world becomes ever-more competitive, but Omdia’s Edmund Ludlow and Tim Westcott reveal that one group has an advantage. According to recent research from analyst group Omdia, US-based ViacomCBS has the largest cumulative reach of any […]

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