ViacomCBS launches Paramount+ in US, Canada & Latin America

ViacomCBS has launched Paramount+, its major entry into the streaming wars. The SVOD, a rebranded version of CBS All Access, launches with more than 30,000 TV episodes and films from ViacomCBS’s brands and production studios including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The streamer also has an extensive sports […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Breaking down US studios’ moves into streaming

Omdia’s senior research manager Tim Westcott reflects on the transformative moves into DTC streaming by US studios and explores where the market is moving next. All of the major studios – bar Sony which does not have one – have launched DTC services in the US and are targeting international roll-outs in 2021. These moves followed years […]

TBI Weekly: Unpacking what Paramount+ means to ViacomCBS

As ViacomCBS pulls back the curtain on Paramount+, TBI’s Richard Middleton and Mark Layton dissect the offering and explore how the service fits into the congested streaming landscape. ViacomCBS pulled out all the stops for its unveiling of Paramount+ earlier this week and in so doing took vertical integration to a new level. IP ranging from Grease and […]

ViacomCBS promotes Olivier Jollett to new streaming strategy & mobile-focused role

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) has appointed Olivier Jollet to a new position overseeing strategy for its streaming services, as well as the division’s approach to mobile viewing. Jollet becomes SVP of strategy & business development, streaming and head of mobile for VCNI, with a remit to develop the streaming strategy and business development priorities for the division. […]

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 […]

Pluto TV launches in France with ‘iCarly’ & ‘Star Trek’ among offering

ViacomCBS’s ad-supported streaming service Pluto TV has launched in France, with shows including Star Trek and iCarly available. The expansion, announced in January, gives viewers in the country access to 40 original channels which are populated with content from ViacomCBS brands and licensed third-party shows. Alongside US imports from ViacomCBS, French series such as Les Cordier Juge et […]

ViacomCBS strikes huge deal with ‘Yellowstone’s Taylor Sheridan to fuel Paramount+

ViacomCBS has struck a huge new deal with the co-creator of Yellowstone and ordered a spin-off from the hit US cable drama, as it seeks to bolster the offering of its soon-to-launch streamer Paramount+. Taylor Sheridan will create exclusive multi-platform programming with ViacomCBS sibling MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios under the multi-year pact, which includes five […]

ViacomCBS promotes Rose & Fahy to lead combined UK ‘growth’ unit for Pluto TV, My5

ViacomCBS has restructured its streaming operations in the UK by forming a new division to oversee growth across all of its on demand services. The ‘growth and partnerships division’ is part of ViacomCBS’s plan to increase streaming revenue from services such as My5, the AVOD belonging to broadcaster Channel 5, and Pluto TV UK. It is […]

ViacomCBS hires Telemundo’s Fernando Gaston to lead Lat Am production

ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) has restructured its operations in the Americas, with a series of appointments and the re-hiring of Fernando Gaston. Gaston, who was most recently VP of development & production for Telemundo Global Studios, becomes VP of content and will oversee strategy, development and production of all VIS productions in the region. He […]

Exclusive: ViacomCBS rejigs Lisa Kramer’s distribution team in EMEA

ViacomCBS’s Global Distribution Group has expanded the remits of four senior executives following the recent appointment of Lisa Kramer as president of international TV licensing, TBI has learned. Kramer was appointed to her new LA-based role leading ViacomCBS’s global licensing and marketing teams earlier this month following the departure of Barry Chamberlain, and the company […]

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