Tag Archives: Viacom

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 [...]

Telefe, Mediapro to co-produce new series

Argentine network Telefe (Viacom) and Spains Mediapro Group have signed a deal to co-produce Los Internacionales, a new series based on the book Conexión Bogotá, written by Nahuel Gallotta. A trailer of this new eight-part project will be presented at this years L.A. Screenings. Telefe will air the series in 2019. Los Internacionales will be [...]

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, [...]