ViacomCBS promotes Bruce Gillmer to new president of music post

ViacomCBS has promoted veteran exec Bruce Gillmer to the newly created position of president of music, music talent, programming and events, effective immediately. He will report to president and CEO Bob Bakish and is tasked with aligning and optimising all music-based initiatives across the US company, whose music brands include MTV and VH1. Beginning his […]

ViacomCBS’s Maria Kyriacou named chair of Creative Diversity Network

The UK’s Creative Diversity Network (CDN) has appointed ViacomCBS exec Maria Kyriacou as its new chair. Kyriacou, who is president of ViacomCBS Networks UK and Australia, succeeds Jill Offman at the organisation, which leads efforts to increase diversity on and off screen within the UK’s television industry. Offman stepped down following her departure from ViacomCBS. […]

ViacomCBS networks in UK, Oz link up for ‘The Royals Revealed’

ViacomCBS-backed Channel 5 in the UK and Network 10 in Australia have joined forces on an eight-part show about the British monarchy. The Royals Revealed will be co-funded by the two ViacomCBS networks and marks the second content partnership between the UK and Australian free-to-air networks since the completion of the ViacomCBS merger. The show […]

US media giants observe ‘Blackout Tuesday’ as JJ Abrams donates $10m to fight racism

US media giants including ViacomCBS are not conducting business today in order to mark the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week, while Bad Robot Productions and the Katie McGrath & JJ Abrams Family Foundation have pledged to donate US$10m to charitable organisations “committed to anti-racist agendas”. Companies from across the entertainment industry including […]

ViacomCBS hires Paramount’s acquisitions EVP for Nick & Awesomeness

ViacomCBS has appointed Paramount Pictures’ EVP of worldwide acquisitions Syrinthia Studer to work across live action output for Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Films. Studer has been named EVP and will oversee all live-action feature-length content for Awesomeness and Nickelodeon’s Kids & Family Studio, including development, production, acquisitions and co-financing. She was most recently overseeing global acquisitions […]

ViacomCBS global distribution chief Armando Nuñez to step down

ViacomCBS’s global distribution and licensing boss Armando Nuñez is to step down next month in the latest senior executive change at the recently merged company. Dan Cohen, who was appointed president of global content licensing for ViacomCBS in December, will take on the remit of Nuñez, who is moving into an advisory role after more […]

Netflix’s Spanish & Lat Am originals director Marco Nobili joins ViacomCBS

ViacomCBS Networks Americas has appointed Netflix exec Marco Nobili to the newly created role of SVP of strategy and emerging business. Nobili will oversee ViacomCBS strategy for the Americas across its products and platforms, as well as leading the OTT strategy for streamers such as Pluto TV, Noggin and Paramount+. He will work with ViacomCBS […]

UK takes ‘significant step’ as Covid-19 production blueprint unveiled

The UK’s major broadcasters including the BBC, ITV and Sky have unveiled new industry-wide guidelines for producing TV, as the business attempts to work around Covid-19 restrictions. Channel 4, Channel 5, Scotland’s STV, news and factual producer ITN, the Association for Commercial Broadcasters and On-Demand Services (COBA) and producer body Pact have also joined the […]

CBS All Access boldly goes with new ‘Star Trek’ show

US streaming service CBS All Access has ordered a new entry in the long-running Star Trek sci-fi franchise, with Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment and distributed by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group. The premiere has been written by Akiva Goldsman (Star Trek: […]

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