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SkyShowtime adds to leadership team

SkyShowtime CEO Monty Sarhan has announced three key senior appointments to the company’s executive leadership team. The announcement comes as the new streaming service prepares to launch in more than 20 European markets before the end of the year. Sarhan commented: “A company’s greatest resource is its people and one of my top priorities has been […]

June 13, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Amazon Freevee picks up American Rust

Amazon Freevee (formerly IMDb TV) has picked up a second season of American Rust, starring Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney. The second season of the crime drama will stream exclusively on the Freevee AVoD service after the show’s original home, Showtime, cancelled the series. Based on Philipp Meyer’s acclaimed novel of the same name, the […]

June 10, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Channel 4, Showtime partner on comedy series

Channel 4 has announced the commission of a new comedy series called Entitled, starring Brett Gelman (star of Stranger Things and Fleabag) and created by Matt Morgan, who will both executive produce. The series is co-produced by Showtime in US, in association with All3Media International. Entitled follows Gabe – played by Gelman – an American widower who must get […]

June 1, 2022

Paramount+ sets UK launch date and pricing

Paramount+, the global streaming service from Paramount Global, will launch in the UK and Ireland on June 22nd. Paramount’s President & CEO, Bob Bakish, announced the international plans for the service as the company reported its Q1 earnings, and revealed that Paramount+ is close to 40 million subscribers in its active markets. Paramount+ will also […]

May 3, 2022

Report: Amazon Channels struggle in Europe

Despite being available in Europe for almost five years, Amazon Channels remains somewhat unknown in the European OTT landscape, suggests a report from Dataxis. Originally launched in May 2017 in the UK and Germany, the service experienced two waves of expansion across 2019 with France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, and at the end of 2020 […]

April 12, 2022

C&W brings Paramount+ to Caribbean

Paramount+, the SVoD service from Paramount, has announced an alliance with C&W Communications, the communications and entertainment provider in the Caribbean, to bring its content exclusively to subscribers of Flow and BTC video services in more than 15 new markets including Anguilla, The Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts […]

March 29, 2022

Paramount+ commences filming on At Midnight

Paramount+, the global streaming service from Paramount, formerly known as ViacomCBS, has announced the start of filming for its original movie At Midnight. Produced by VIS, a division of Paramount, in partnership with Donde Quema el Sol and Three Amigos, the film is filming in Mexico, and is directed by Jonah Feingold, starring renowned Mexican […]

February 18, 2022

Paramount+ expands to France

As part of a wide-ranging series of announcements, including the changing of the overall company name to Paramount Global, ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), a division of ViacomCBS, has agreed a long-term strategic partnership that will bring Canal+ subscribers ViacomCBS content. The strategic partnership includes the distribution of Paramount+ as the service expands to France this year. […]

February 16, 2022

FilmRise hires Gazoul as Director, Film Acquisitions

FilmRise, the New York-based studio and streaming network, has announced the appointment of Gabriel Gazoul as Director of Film Acquisitions. Gazoul spent 12 years acquiring content for Showtime Networks. In this role, Gazoul will oversee the acquisition of new release feature films and documentaries, as well as collaborate on release strategies with FilmRise’s Sales and […]

January 21, 2022

ViacomCBS, Comcast distribution agreements

ViacomCBS and Comcast Cable have reached comprehensive distribution agreements to deliver ViacomCBS’s full portfolio of broadcast, entertainment, news, and sports programming to Xfinity customers. The multi-year deal features renewed carriage of ViacomCBS’s networks – including CBS Television Network, BET, CBS Sports Network, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop TV, Smithsonian Channel, SHOWTIME, and others […]

January 14, 2022