By Patrick Munn | July 31, 2018 - 7:02 pm | No Comments
Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has launched VOD app Comedy Central Play in the UK as of today (Tuesday July 31st). It comes after VIMN announced back in May that they were teaming with Virgin Media to launch fellow VOD app Nick Play in the UK. Comedy Central Play will give users access Comedy Central’s back-catalogue of short form content, whilst Virgin Media customers will additionally be able to unlock and watch a wide selection of Comedy Central’s full-length episodes on-demand. Popular titles available on the app include The Daily Show, Inside Amy Schumer, Corporate, Takeshi’s Castle, Most Ridiculous and The Roast of Donald Trump.
By Patrick Munn | May 30, 2018 - 11:29 am | No Comments
Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) and Virgin Media have pacted together to bring the Nick Play mobile streaming app to the UK. As of today, Virgin Media customers who subscribe to Nickelodeon channels, will have free access to the Nick Play VOD mobile app.
By Patrick Munn | May 16, 2018 - 9:39 pm | No Comments
MTV UK is getting in on the AFP game. The Viacom backed broadcaster has teamed with Strongbow to commission Re-Freshers Week, a university themed competitive reality series that will transport participants back to the glory days of being a fresher.
By Patrick Munn | January 5, 2018 - 10:30 am | 1 Comment
2017 was a great year for Channel 5. The Viacom owned broadcaster's portfolio of channels delivered an audience share of 6.51%, up 5% year-on-year - representing the largest year-on-year audience growth of any terrestrial broadcaster portfolio during 2017 and C5's strongest overall ratings performance for 13 years.
By Patrick Munn | December 1, 2016 - 5:03 pm | No Comments
Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN)has secured format sales for Lip Sync Battle in Hungary, Slovakia, and Israel, TVWise has learned. Additionally, the company has set option deals for the format in Turkey and the Czech Republic.
By Patrick Munn | December 8, 2015 - 1:39 pm | No Comments
Channel 5 is to push forward with the 9pm strategy for 5USA and are looking to pick up a wealth of new dramas from the Hollywood Studios to air weekdays (Mon-Fri) in the 9pm time-slot on the digital channel.
By Patrick Munn | October 21, 2015 - 10:22 am | No Comments
Viacom International Media Networks UK are restructuring the programming management teams for both MTV UK and Comedy Central UK. Louise Holmes, who has been serving as VP of Programming for Comedy Central UK since 2013, has been named Vice-President of Linear and Multi-Platform Programming and will lead a new "combined creative" team, with responsibility for both MTV UK and Comedy Central UK. She will report directly to Jill Offman, Managing Director of Comedy Central UK and MTV UK.
By Patrick Munn | October 15, 2015 - 8:17 am | 2 Comments
Given the failure of 'Dallas' on Channel 5 resulted in a £20 million programming write down in the first nine months of 2014, are further such life-of-series deals off the table? TVWise recently caught up with Channel 5's Acquisitions and Channel Manager Marie-Claire Dunlop to get an answer to that very question.