Tag Archives: Bob Bakish

Viacom and CBS merge on ViacomCBS

ViacomCBS announced the completion of the merger between CBS Corporation and Viacom Inc. The combined company, which is renamed ViacomCBS, creates a premium content powerhouse with global scale, including leadership positions in markets across the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia. ‘This is a historic moment that brings together two iconic companies to form one [...]

Viacom and CBS to combine on December 4th

Viacom and CBS announced today that they will complete their merger on December 4th, under which they will operate as a single company, which will be called ViacomCBS. This way, both companies are following the announcement made at the end of October, when they indicated that the merger would take place on early December. The [...]

Viacom-CBS merger now expected to close in early December

After a long negotiation process and having announced a merger agreement last August, CBS and Viacom now plan to merge as soon as early December. The two companies, which will be known as BiacomCBS Inc. once the deal is complete, said the pact had secured the approval of National Amusements Inc., that holds the majority [...]

Pluto TV Latino expands its Spanish language channels offer

Viacoms AVOD OTT platform Pluto TV added 11 new channels to its Pluto TV Latino service, launched in July this year with other 11 channels. With the new ones, Pluto TV now offers 4 thousand hours of Spanish and Portuguese language programming. Some of the new channels are based on Viacom brands, such as Nick [...]

CBS and Viacom to combine and create ViacomCBS Inc

Viacom and CBS today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock merger, creating a combined company with more than USD 28 billion in revenue. The new company will be led by Bob Bakish as President and CEO. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. [...]

Pluto TV launches its Latin version in the US

The OTT Pluto TV officially launched the Pluto TV Latino AVOD platform, which offers a variety of channels in Spanish and Portuguese focused on the US Hispanic market. News had been confirmed days ago by Bob Bakish, Viacoms Executive President, who also informed that the platform will arrive at Latin America at the beginning of [...]

Pluto TV to arrive at Latin America in 2020

After formalizing the launch of Paramount + in Latin America, Viacom Executive Chairman Bob Bakish announced that the Latin version of  the OTT AVOD Pluto TV will be officially launched next July 1st, with Spanish-speaking channels. The platform was acquired by Viacom in January, for USD 340 million. The launch will initially take place in [...]

Viacom to launch Pluto TV in Latin America later this year

After announcing the launch of the OTT Paramount + in Latin America with Net and Clarovideo, Viacom intends to expand its OTT Pluto TV internationally and announced the launch of its Spanish version in the US Hispanic, with the aim of arriving at Latin America this year. Bob Bakish, CEO of the company, expressed in [...]