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Turner alumnus joins Viacom North Europe

Former Turner Broadcasting System EMEA senior VP and COO Pete Flamman has joined Viacom International Media Networks’s northern Europe operation. Flamman (pictured) is taking on a newly-created role of senior VP of brands for northern Europe at VIMN Northern Europe. He left Turner last year as part of the wide restructuring in the EMEA business […]

Israel’s Viva follows Globo’s Trail of Lies

Israeli pay TV channel Viva has acquired Globo’s telenovela Trail of Lies. The show will debut in the territory in April following the agreement with the global sales arm of Brazilian channels operator Globo. Trail of Lies follows a woman whose newborn baby is kidnapped by her conniving brother and a man that finds the […]

Sony buys Viasat channels from MTG

Sony Pictures Television has acquired the Viasat3 and Viasat6 free-to-air TV channels in Hungary from the Modern Times Group. The pair of entertainment channels will take SPT’s Hungarian offering to five and they will sit alongside the AXN, AXN White and AXN Black offerings in the Sony stable. Viasat3 is programmed with mainstream movies and […]

Viacom hires digital boss for Northern Europe

Viacom International Media Networks has named Mathias Blum as head of digital media at its Northern Europe operation. Blum is the founder of Berlin-based video syndication business Clipkit. In his new role at Viacom he will oversee the digital strategy for all of Viacom’s channels and brands in Northern Europe including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV […]

Sony buys into Dori Media’s channels

Sony Pictures Television is bolstering its channels line-up with a deal for 50% of several of the entertainment nets operated by producer and distributor Dori Media. SPT Networks will buy 50% of the Viva and Viva Plus channels in Israel as well as accompanying Viva Walla free VOD service. The channels and VOD service are […]

Viacom’s Spike to begin int’l roll out in UK

Viacom is set to launch its male-skewing Spike channel internationally for the first time, with rollout of a new free-to-air UK version of the network in spring next year, TBI’s sister publication DTVE reports. Announcing the launch in London today, Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman said that Viacom’s acquisition of UK terrestrial broadcaster Viacom earlier this […]

CEE pay TV broadcaster nabs ex-HBO Europe exec

Poland’s SPI International has appointed a former HBO Europe country manager to take on the same role for its upcoming Hungarian portfolio. As of June 1, Tamás Fülöp has been overseeing SPI’s local FoxBox movie channels, and soon-to-launch thematic hannels bouquet. His overall remit comprises FightBox HD, FashionBox HD, DocuBox HD, 360 TuneBox, Fast&FunBox and […]