Tag: Viacom

‘Seinfeld’: Viacom Nabs Cable Rights To Comedy Series

Just days after Netflix landed global streaming rights to Seinfeld, currently on Hulu, the classic NBC sitcom also has found a new cable home. Viacom has acquired the exclusive cable syndication rights to Seinfeld in a deal with Sony Pictures Television. Beginning in October 2021, the full library of all 180 Seinfeld episodes will leave […]

BET Networks Names Kimberly Paige As EVP And Chief Marketing Officer

Viacom’s BET Networks has gone outside the media business to hire its new EVP and chief marketing officer. Kimberly Paige, who is stepping into that role, has accumulated brand marketing experience at Coca-Cola, Coty and, most recently, skincare and haircare manufacturer Sundial Brands. In her new position, Paige will manage and implement brand strategy for […]

Viacom Set To Put Channel 5 Boss Ben Frow In Charge Of Comedy Central, MTV & Paramount In UK

Viacom is ready to expand the role of Channel 5 director of programmes Ben Frow, giving him responsibility for Comedy Central, MTV, and Paramount Network in the UK. Details of the promotion are still being thrashed out and Frow is yet to sign up for the increased remit. Viacom is also in talks with other […]

Viacom In The Lead For Miramax Library, Lionsgate Withdraws Bid

We’ve confirmed reports from this afternoon that Viacom is in the lead for a portion of the Miramax library though no deal is done, and talks remain ongoing. This comes in the wake of Lionsgate withdrawing its bid to focus on growing its core business. That said, Lionsgate’s current worldwide home entertainment rights deal (packaged […]

Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos Talks Streaming Wars, Windows, CBS Merger And Netflix Deals

Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos kicked off the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Communications & Entertainment conference by asserting that the streaming wars are a boon to the studio. The influx of competitors with Netflix — among them Apple, Disney, WarnerMedia and NBCUniversal — means “our content is more desirable, more unique and more available than […]

Viacom Hit With Wrongful Death Suit Over DUI By ‘Lights Out With David Spade’ Accountant

Jacob Gralitzer is already looking at up to a decade behind bars for the killing of Noah Benardout last month if found guilty. Now the parents of the deceased pedestrian are taking the industry accountant, the producers of Lights Out with David Spade and Viacom to California court for wrongful death. In an often-raw civil […]

BET Networks & Tyler Perry Studios Set Launch Date For BET+

Viacom’s BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios today announced a September 19 U.S. launch date for BET+, their joint venture and premier subscription video-on demand service. Priced at $9.99 per month, BET+ will feature more than 1,000 hours of content, including exclusive new original programming, series, movies, and specials from BET Networks and creators, including […]

CBS Stock Jumps At Opening Bell, Viacom Sinks As Merger Deal Nears Close

Shares of CBS jumped 1% and Viacom pulled again three% within the early minutes of Monday buying and selling as the businesses neared the end line of their merger negotiations. The boards of each firms labored by way of the weekend to hammer out phrases of their long-expected reunion, with the quantity of inventory being […]

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