ViacomCBS ups scripted exec Lauren Ruggiero at Paramount Network

ViacomCBS has promoted Lauren Ruggiero to become US cabler Paramount Network’s SVP of scripted originals. Ruggiero’s new remit will see her focus on creating a development strategy for Paramount Network, which rebranded from Spike in 2017 and has enjoyed success with Kevin Costner-fronted series Yellowstone. She will also oversee production for the US network, which […]

Paramount Network takes ‘Yellowstone’ to Europe, Lat Am

Paramount Network International has acquired seasons one and two of Yellowstone, the scripted drama launched on Paramount US in 2018, for seven territories across Europe and Lat Am. The series will premiere on Paramount’s channels in the Nordics, Hungary, Poland, the UK, Spain, Italy, and territories in Lat Am in spring 2019. It will also […]

Paramount importance

The US’s newest general entertainment station, the Paramount Network, launches in January 2018. Jesse Whittock hears how channel president Kevin Kay plans to change cable with premium originals and unscripted hits for a broad audience. There’s no better way to better encapsulate Viacom’s strategy change under Bob Bakish than to look at the creation and […]