By Patrick Munn | November 28, 2019 - 12:02 pm | No Comments
Ben Frow is getting a promotion. Channel 5's Director of Programmes has been promoted to Director of Programming for Viacom International Media Networks' UK operations. The promotion sees Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and Paramount Network added to his remit.
By Patrick Munn | March 28, 2019 - 3:45 pm | No Comments
All 4 has acquired the UK rights to AwesomenessTV's Light As A Feather after striking a deal with international distributor Viacom International Media Networks. The series will launch on All 4 on Monday April 1st. Light As A Feather follows four best friends who invite the shy new girl out on Halloween, but they soon regret their decision when she suggests they play a seemingly innocent game of ‘Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board’. The game goes awry when the five girls start dying off in the exact way that was predicted, forcing the survivors to figure out why they’ve been targeted – and whether the evil force hunting them down is one of their own.
By Patrick Munn | February 7, 2019 - 6:17 pm | No Comments
Artists Studio's Bergerac reboot is one step close to becoming a reality. The long gestating project, which has been in the works since the indie behind BBC Two's Gillian Anderson thriller The Fall secured the rights in 2013, has landed at Paramount Network International.
By Patrick Munn | February 4, 2019 - 4:53 pm | No Comments
Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has launched MTV Play, MTV’s first ever direct-to-consumer (D2C) SVOD mobile streaming app. The app, which is initially available only in the UK, marks a global first in providing a full MTV long form content experience in a standalone subscription app.The app is targeted at younger, mobile-first audiences who want to watch MTV’s youth-focussed reality content. Priced at £3.99 per month following a free 30-day trial, MTV Play will offer a live feed of the MTV UK linear TV channel, and a range of catch-up and box set content. While MTV Play is initially launched via a direct subscription from either the App Store or Google Play, VIMN has announced plans to partner with telco providers in the future to distribute it.
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.