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Paramount+ adds Live Channels

Paramount+ is rolling out its own linear channels feature that offer a range of movies and TV series. The new Live Channels feature offers 18 curated 24/7 playlists. Tom Ryan, president and CEO of ViacomCBS Streaming, commented: “Even in the era of on-demand, there is clearly a strong consumer appetite for reimagined linear channels that […]

December 10, 2021

Sky Kids boosts educational slate

Sky Kids is adding to its line-up of interactive and educational shows with two new Sky Kids original commissions and an exclusive collection of Paw Patrol shorts from Nick Jr. This autumn kids can learn amazing facts through the exciting raps of MC Grammar’s Wonder Raps, adventure under water and get up close with a […]

September 10, 2021

SF Studios distribution deal with Paramount Pictures

SF Studios, the distribution and production company in the Nordics, has signed a new distribution deal with Paramount Pictures to manage the studio’s physical home entertainment products in the Nordic market – Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. Among the titles included in the agreement are new Paramount theatrical releases such as A Quiet Place: Part II, along with recent […]

July 27, 2021

Sky Q adds Kids Quotes to voice search

Sky Q has added Kids Quotes to its voice search function after research it commissioned revealed that more than two thirds of children use phrases from their favourite films and TV shows every day, with over half of parents resorting to saying quotes to work out what their kids want to watch on TV. The […]

May 27, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Japan: ViacomCBS, Rakuten partnership

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) and Rakuten have announced the signing of a broad long-term agreement, which includes the launch of Nick+, Nickelodeon’s kids’ streaming service, on Rakuten’s VoD platform Rakuten TV in Japan, covering mobile, STB/dongle, web and Smart TV devices. The partnership also includes the creation of a dedicated Nickelodeon zone on Japan’s leading […]

April 20, 2021

Amazon Kids now on Fire TV in UK

Amazon has announced the expansion of Amazon Kids and Amazon Kids+ to select Fire TV devices in the UK. Now families are able to watch thousands of kid-friendly TV shows and films via their main TV screens. The new Fire TV experience now allows parents to setup or use existing Kids Profiles with Amazon Kids. […]

April 19, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Sky ‘Turn on the Subtitles’ literacy campaign

Sky, WarnerMedia and ViacomCBS Networks UK have partnered to improve the literacy skills of thousands of children across the UK and Ireland by turning on the subtitles of more than 500 of their most popular episodes of kids’ content. The new collection, in support of the Turn on the Subtitles campaign and available immediately to […]

March 8, 2021

Paramount+ launches in LatAm

ViacomCBS has launched the new Paramount+ streaming service in Latin America with more than 5,000 hours of content. Paramount+ will be the Latin American home of SHOWTIME, Paramount+ Original Series premieres, CBS Television Studios, and select movies from Paramount Pictures. The service will also feature a variety of content and local productions from iconic ViacomCBS’ […]

March 4, 2021

Virgin Media: Free access to kids shows

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media is making a variety of premium kids entertainment and learning-based programmes available for all of its 3.5 million TV customers during February, at no extra cost. From February 1st, all Virgin TV customers in the UK will be given free access to seven kids pay-TV channels including Cartoon Network, Cartoonio, […]

January 29, 2021

License Global reveals top pop culture brands of decade

License Global magazine, the news publication for the licensed consumer product industry, has released the 2020 edition of The Influentials report, which uniquely highlights the brands that captured the spotlight of pop culture globally throughout the past 10 years and those in position to influence the business of brand licensing in the decade ahead. Honouring […]

December 10, 2020