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Survey: Brexit drives out 250 broadcast licences

The MAVISE Database shows that many of global channels that were based in the UK have now been compelled to move to the continent to maintain their in-EU origin status. In all 250 broadcast licences have, of necessity, been ‘deported’ since Brexit. Broadcasters moving international ops away from the UK include: Discovery, Disney, NENT, NBC, […]

June 17, 2021

Viacom18 names Mohan Sharma Head of Branded Content

Viacom18, the Indian media and entertainment network, has announced the appointment of Vivek Mohan Sharma as Head of Branded Content, Viacom18. He will be reporting to Mahesh Shetty, Head – Network Sales, Viacom18. In his new role, Mohan Sharma will be responsible for leading branded content and solutions at the network level. Individually, he will […]

June 10, 2021

UK TV broadcasters unify ad metrics

TV broadcasters Sky, ITV and Channel 4 are working together to launch CFlight – a unified advertising metric that captures live, on-demand and time-shifted commercial impressions across all mainstream viewing platforms in the UK. The UK’s CFlight is a post-campaign online evaluation tool, using combined linear TV and broadcaster VoD data to show media buyers […]

June 9, 2021

ViacomCBS restructures for streaming

Following similar restructuring towards streaming elsewhere, ViacomCBS named Pluto TV head Tom Ryan as president and CEO of ViacomCBS Streaming. Kelly Day, now COO, ViacomCBS Networks International, was named to the additional role of president of Streaming, ViacomCBS Networks International. Pierluigi Gazzolo will step down from his position as president, streaming and studios at VCNI […]

October 20, 2020

Knight takes up global inclusivity for VCNI

ViacomCBS has promoted Wincie Knight to VP of global inclusion strategy at ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI). Based in London, Knight will now report to Marva Smalls, ViacomCBS’ EVP of global inclusion and EVP of public affairs, kids and family entertainment brands at ViacomCBS Media Networks, and Maria Kyriacou, president of ViacomCBS Networks (VCN) UK, Australia […]

October 20, 2020

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

RIP Redstone, goodbye the old guard

Sumner Redstone has died at 97 years-old, hardly an untimely tragedy. The man himself often attributed his phenomenal drive to his very close brush with death as a young man when he clung on to a window ledge to escape a burning hotel in Boston. But now he is gone. He was one of the […]

August 12, 2020