Tag Archives: Viacom

Viacom expects content production unit to become a USD 1-billion business by 2022

During a conference with analysts to discuss the Q218 results, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish shared details about the new studio production initiative for SVOD and third-party platforms. Viacom recently decided to create production units of MTV, Nickelodeon and Viacom International Media Networks and, according to Bakish, Comedy Central and BET will be launching shortly. This [...]

Telefe hits 2 million subscribers on YouTube

Argentine TV broadcaster Telefe (Viacom) announced that its YouTube channel has surpassed 2 million subscribers, only eight months after receiving YouTubes gold Play Button for reaching 1 million. Telefes official channel on YouTube has more than 75,000 videos and offers the best contents of each show. The channels of Susana Giménez, Humor Telefe and Novelas [...]

Viacom acquires digital media company AwesomenessTV

Viacom announced that it plans to acquire AwesomenessTV, the digital entertainment company focused on the so-called ‘Gen Z’. It will live under Viacom Digital Studios (VDS). Viacom confirmed the move in a blog post. In the past days, several U.S media had reported that the media conglomerate was interest in acquiring AwesomenessTV, which is currently [...]

Telefónica Media Networks signs ad sales deal with Viacom in Peru

Telefónica Media Networks has signed an agreement with Viacom to become the exclusive advertising representative for the TV channels and digital platforms of MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and Paramount Channel in the Peruvian market. “We are pleased with this agreement. The contents of Viacom are highly appreciated by the Peruvian audience, “said José del Valle, [...]

MTV to produce shows for streaming platforms

Viacom announced the launch of MTV Studios, a new unit that will develop new series for partners across SVOD and linear, with a focus on beloved shows, franchises and spin-offs that span MTVs 35-year history. MTV Studios initial slate includes a reimagined version of the feminist icon Daria; cult sci-fi hit Aeon Flux; groundbreaking reality [...]

Telefe’s Guillermo Campanini: “Content remains the focus of our vision”

Telefes COO Guillermo Campanini participated in a special session of NexTV Series Argentina in which he provided his perspective on the TV market and the offer of multi-screen content. “We are not only FTA TV,” said the executive during the event, “we are also pay TV, we are digital, but we are particularly content producers, [...]

Univision launches new SVOD service

U.S. Spanish-language network Univision announced that it will launch a SVOD service with access to its programming and content from other providers such as Viacom and BCC, among others. The new service was presented as a Netflix for Spanish-language content and will be an extension of the companys live streaming platform Univision Now. The monthly [...]

Viacom asks CBS to raise its bid

Viacom has asked CBS to raise its merger bid by USD 2.8 billion or almost a quarter more than CBS’s offer, Reuters reported, citing people familiar with the matter. According to the sources, CBS is now considering its next steps in the deal negotiations. The network initially offered 0.55 of its shares for each Viacom [...]

Turner produces first Spanish-language version of “Bake Off”

Turner Latin America is producing in Argentina the first Spanish-language adaptation of the British cooking reality show “Bake Off”, which is aired under the name of “Bake Off Argentina, El Gran Pastelero” every Sunday at 22:30 on free-to-air channel Telefe (Viacom). The show has 10 episodes of 75 minutes each and features 12 amateur bakers [...]

Viacom rejects CBS’s offer

Viacom has rejected CBS’s first acquisition offer, which is below the market value, CNBC reported, citing sources familiar with the situation. According to the report, Viacom will propose a counteroffer to CBS bid. According to the sources, the CBS offer – delivered verbally on Friday- is 0.55 shares for each Viacom class B share, valuing [...]