Paramount+ in Oz orders format quartet from Banijay & Warner Bros.

ViacomCBS has unveiled a raft of programming for its recently launched streamer Paramount+, including three show based on Banijay-owned formats and a Warner Bros. docuseries. The streamer, which rebranded from 10 All Access in August, has ordered remaked of Hunted, The Bridge and Would I Lie To You, with all three being adapted locally by […]

ABC Entertainment appoints ViacomCBS exec Brianna Bennett to head drama development

ABC Entertainment in the US has named ViacomCBS exec Brianna Bennett as SVP of network drama. In her new role, Bennett will lead the drama series development team and oversee the department’s day-to-day operations, including creatively supervising production of new drama pilots for ABC. She arrives from ViacomCBS, where she had served as VP of […]

Fox & ViacomCBS launch NFT platforms

Fox and ViacomCBS are expanding their Non-fungible Tokens (NFT) businesses by creating platforms to sell IP from shows such as The Masked Singer. NFTs are effectively one-of-a-kind digital items that are part of the Ethereum blockchain. The format has gained popularity as a form of art collection and investment, with collectors purchasing NFTs of drawings, […]

ViacomCBS confirms Lat Am leadership after completing Chilevisión deal

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has confirmed its leadership team in Latin America after completing the acquisition of free-to-air broadcaster Chilevisión from WarnerMedia. Darío Turovelzky, GM of ViacomCBS South Cone, will oversee both Chilevisión and Argentina’s FTA network Telefe, as well as all ViacomCBS operations locally. Juan Ignacio ‘Iñaki’ Vicente has been confirmed as VP & […]

Drama round up: Netflix orders Brazilian thriller; ViacomCBS acquires NBCU’s ‘FBI’; Starzplay renews ‘BMF’

Netflix orders Brazilian thriller Netflix has commissioned Olhar Indiscreto, an original Brazilian psychological thriller set to debut next year. Produced by Mixer Films, the series is created and written by Marcela Citterio, with a cast headed by Débora Nascimento. Luciana Oliveira directs, with a screenplay adapted by Camila Raffanti. It tells the story of Miranda […]

ViacomCBS names Sean Gupta as SVP streaming strategy

ViacomCBS has appointed BET exec Sean Gupta as SVP of streaming strategy. Gupta began the role last week, reporting to Jeff Shultz, chief strategy officer and chief business development officer for ViacomCBS’ streaming division. ViacomCBS streaming services include Paramount+, BET+, Pluto TV, Noggin and the upcoming Comcast joint venture, SkyShowtime. He moves across from his […]

BBC Studios hires ViacomCBS veteran as SVP in EMEA

BBC Studios (BBCS) has appointed the former chief commercial officer at ViacomCBS in the UK to oversee markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Arran Tindall becomes SVP of key markets for BBCS in EMEA, based out of London and reporting into Nick Percy, EVP of EMEA. Tindall starts immediately and is responsible for […]

Paramount+ alum Julie McNamara lands at Spotify

Julie McNamara, former EVP and head of programming at ViacomCBS-owned streamer Paramount+, has resurfaced at music and podcast streaming giant Spotify, where she has been appointed as head of US studios and video. Reporting to Dawn Ostroff, Spotify’s chief content and advetitsing business officer, McNamara will take lead on the creative vision for US studios […]

Ed TV Festival: Paramount+ seeks UK originals & C4’s Ian Katz slams privatisation plans

ViacomCBS put out a call for content pitches from UK indies for Paramount+, while Channel 4 exec Ian Katz warned that privatisation would “destroy” the channel, on the second day of this year’s Edinburgh TV Festival. Speaking at the event, ViacomCBS Networks UK CCO Ben Frow said that the company plans to commission local content […]

ViacomCBS’s C5 in UK ditches peak-time per-hour pricing model

Channel 5 in the UK will no longer apply a fixed, per-hour pricing tariff model to its peak-time programming, as part of an overhaul to its commissioning process. The ViacomCBS-owned commercial broadcaster said it was “reevaluating” its hourly programme tariffs for peak-time commissions “to release individual productions from the constraints of a per-hour budget model.” C5 […]

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