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Canela appoints Banerjee as CPTO

Canela Media, the digital media technology company, has announced the appointment of Dr Shampa Banerjee as its first ever Chief Product & Technology Officer (CPTO). Prior to joining Canela Media, Banerjee served as an Executive Vice President at ViacomCBS and the Chief Product Officer for Pluto TV. The announcement was made by Isabel Rafferty, Canela […]

May 4, 2022

Aferian appoints Foster 24i CEO

Aferian, the B2B video streaming solutions company, has announced a leadership transition within its 24i business. 24i CEO, Joachim Bergman, will step down from this role effective immediately and from the Board of Directors of Aferian on April 30th. Bergman joined Aferian in September 2017 as SVP Cloud Services and has been instrumental to the […]

March 21, 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

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

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

Paramount+ reveals first UK drama commissions

Paramount+ has revealed the first UK drama series commissioned for the global streaming service, which is set to launch in the UK this summer. The announcement follows plans outlined last year by Ben Frow, Chief Content Officer at ViacomCBS UK, to feature premium local drama and documentary content from the UK alongside an expansive catalogue […]

February 16, 2022

My5 reports best ever week

My5, the on-demand service of Channel 5, has reported its best ever week of viewing hours, by a margin of 40 per cent year-on-year, following the launch of drama series The Teacher starring Sheridan Smith. During Week 5 (31 January – 6 February 2022): The Teacher became My5’s strongest drama launch to date, ahead of […]

February 10, 2022

DeBevoise joins Brightcove as CEO

Brightcove, the video streaming, monetisation, and communications platform, has appointed Marc DeBevoise as Chief Executive Officer and Board Director. He will assume responsibilities on March 28th 2022. DeBevoise will succeed Jeff Ray, who will retire from his role as CEO and Board Director. DeBevoise brings over 20 years of experience in technology, media, direct-to-consumer, and […]

February 9, 2022

SkyShowtime: Full regulatory approval

Comcast Corporation and ViacomCBS have confirmed that SkyShowtime, their new streaming joint venture, has received full regulatory approval and plans to launch in more than 20 European markets encompassing 90 million homes starting later this year. “We are pleased that SkyShowtime has received all regulatory approvals and are excited to bring this new, unique and […]

February 3, 2022

Nescafé sponsors Friends on Comedy Central, C5

Nescafé is to sponsor comedy series Friends on Comedy Central and Channel 5 throughout 2022. The broadcast sponsorship will run across both ViacomCBS channels, in a series of 5” and 10” idents beginning this month. The sponsorship was brokered and strategically driven by Nescafé’s media agency, Publicis Media NestléOne, in partnership with Sky Media. As well […]

February 2, 2022