Tag Archives: Viacom

Viacom plans to launch its own streaming service this year

During its quarterly results call last week, Viacom announced that it plans to launch an ad-supported streaming-video service by September, in the United States, with contents from across its portfolio. What I can say is that it’s going to be significant and it’s also going to be differentiated from what’s in the marketplace today, said [...]

Viacom strikes mobile streaming deal with Telefónica in Latin America

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) announced that it has closed a deal with Telefónica to make a wide range of its TV channels and content available for streaming by subscribers of the Movistar Play platform in Latin America. Beginning in the first semester of 2018, Movistar Play will carry live feeds of MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick [...]

Viacom, CBS form committees to consider merger

Viacom and CBS Corporation, both controlled by Sumner Redstone, said last week that their boards of directors have established special committees of independent directors to evaluate a potential combination. The companies split in 2005 and now are exploring the idea of merging again, after 13 years. There can be no assurance that this process will [...]

Philo launches sports-free bundle for USD 16

Philo, the service backed by pay TV content providers, has launched a sports-free live TV bundle with 37 channels for USD 16 per month. The offer includes entertainment, lifestyle and educational content, according to TechCrunch. The programming features channels A&E, AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, Food Network, HGTV, HISTORY, Investigation Discovery, [...]

Viacom announces new content sales department

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Amaricas announced its new sales structure for programming and formats, and named Guillermo Borensztein as VP of sales for Content and Co-productions. The new department is designed to meet the companys new sales requirements and increase the content distribution capacity, taking advantage of the experience of VIMN and Telefe [...]

Pay TV networks to launch online skinny bundle in the U.S

A+E Networks, Viacom, Discovery, Scripps and AMC Networks are teaming up to launch a new streaming bundle with linear channels that will not include sports content. Subscription will cost less than USD 20 a month, according to the Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. The new package will be called Philo, like the [...]

Claro Video adds Noggin to its platform

Claro Video announced that it has added the SVOD service Noggin (Viacom) to its platform in Mexico, Peru and Dominican Republic. During September, it will launch in the rest of the Latin American countries where Claro Video operates. Noggin is a subscription video-streaming service for preschoolers. Its lineup includes TV shows like Paw Patrol,  Team [...]

Oi launches broadband offer with video content

Brazilian telecommunications company Oi has launched a new product – called Oi Total Play – that allows broadband customers to access the content of the digital platforms of Discovery, ESPN, FOX Networks Group Brazil (FNG), HBO, Sony and Viacom. The bundle also includes fixed telephony. The product is oriented to a new segment of broadband customers [...]

Discovery and Scripps reportedly in merger talks

Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks Interactive, parent company of Food Network, are in merger talks, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. The companies did not confirm the information. This would be the second time they analyze the possibility of a merger since the two media companies broke off previous merger talks in [...]

Viacom and Telefe unveil their commercial offering in Argentina

Viacom officially unveiled its new integrated commercial offering with Argentinas Telefe, the TV broadcaster it acquired six months ago. Under the slogan “The strength of Viacom – Telefe”, the media company invited its main customers and partners. The event was held at Telefe’s studios located in Martínez (in the north of Greater Buenos Aires) and [...]