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MTV Staying Alive Foundation marks 25th anniversary

The MTV Staying Alive Foundation, Paramount Global’s non-profit dedicated to equipping and empowering young people to make informed choices about their health, rights and well-being, today marked its 25th anniversary, which coincides with the UN General Assembly’s Sustainable Development Goals agenda in New York, where world leaders are focusing on renewing momentum and action. The […]

September 22, 2023

Bakish: Charter, Disney showdown ‘inevitable’

Paramount CEO Bob Bakish says the stand-off between Charter and Disney is an “inevitable” consequence of the trends in DTC and pay-TV and their apparent incompatibility. He says ralationships have to “modernise” and says his company is a good example. “Frankly, it wasn’t a surprise, the exact timing was, but it was inevitable that something […]

September 8, 2023

Paramount makes streaming gains in Q2

Paramount Global reported Q2 revenue of $7.62 billion (€6.96bn), slightly above analyst estimates. The company reported a direct-to-consumer loss of $424 million in Q2 compared to a loss of $445 million in the prior-year period and a loss of $511 million in Q1. The company says it expects streaming losses to peak this year after […]

August 8, 2023

Paramount sinks 20% on streamer losses

Paramount’s Q1 disappointed Wall Street and paid the price with a 20 per cent stock drop. Ongoing losses in streaming added to soft advertising at its TV group last quarter and a dip in movies all contributed. Revenue was flat at $7.26 billion (€6.59), and the company swung to a loss of $1.1 billion for […]

May 4, 2023

Paramount+, Showtime to merge in US

Paramount has announced that its Showtime brand is set to be merged with Paramount+. In the US, the streaming and linear platforms will now be rebranded as ‘Paramount+ With Showtime’. Later this year the Showtime streaming service will cease operations. In a memo to staff, Paramount Global CEO Bob Bakish said: “With Showtime’s content integrated […]

January 31, 2023

Pamela Kaufman to lead Paramount Global international business

Media and entertainment company Paramount Global has confirmed that Pamela Kaufman, President of Global Consumer Products and Experiences for Paramount, has been appointed President and CEO of International Markets, Global Consumer Products & Experiences, effective immediately. This newly-created position reports to Bob Bakish, President and CEO of Paramount, and reflects Paramount’s ongoing strategy of globalising […]

July 29, 2022

ViacomCBS to become Paramount

Media and entertainment company ViacomCBS is to become Paramount Global (referred to as Paramount), effective February 16th, bringing together its portfolio of premium entertainment properties under a new parent company name. “Paramount is an idea: A promise to be the best,” said Shari Redstone, Non-Executive Chair of the company’s Board of Directors. “That promise has […]

February 16, 2022By Colin Mann

Streaming bright spot for ViacomCBS

A good performance from its streaming services, Paramount+ and Pluto TV, has boosted otherwise lacklustre ViacomCBS quarterly results. Streaming income passed forecasts and were up 13 per cent to $6.61 billion (€5.7bn) for the quarter. The group added 4.3 million streaming subscribers for a total of nearly 47 million, a YoY increase of 79 per […]

November 4, 2021

Redstone passes at 97

Sumner Redstone, the US billionaire media tycoon, has died aged 97. For nearly 30 years, Redstone led Viacom as Executive Chairman of the Board following National Amusements’s acquisition of a controlling stake in the company in 1987. He also held the position of CEO from 1996 until 2005, during which time Viacom merged with CBS […]

August 12, 2020

ViacomCBS “solid” Q2; CBS All Access early 2021

ViacomCBS’s financial results for the quarter ended June 30th 2020 saw another “solid quarter”, according to Bob Bakish, President & CEO. He said that despite the impact of Covid-19 on revenue in the quarter, the broadcaster was successfully managing through the effects of the pandemic, reaffirming the strength of its combined operations. “Our results underscored […]

August 6, 2020