TV4 & C More among buyers for Channel 4’s Kardashian docuseries

TV4 and C More in Scandanavia are among companies to have picked up Optomen’s two-part series, The Kardashians: A Billion Dollar Dynasty. The show, which tracks how the family have risen to become famous, will debut in the US on NBCUniversal’s E! on 1 May , with distributor All3Media International also striking deals with TV4, […]

Show of the Week: Estonia

Fact-based eight-part drama series diving into the true events of the sinking of the MS Estonia off the coast of Finland in 1994. Caught in a catastrophic storm, the ship sank within 30 minutes, claiming the lives of 852 people – despite a dramatic rescue attempt under the most difficult of conditions. This dramatised version […]

MTV India gears up social media-driven adventure format

MTV India has launched an ad-funded adventure show that follows two influencers driving around major cities, with their route picked via a live poll on social media. Hyundai x MTV What’s Your Venue is from creative agency Havas Media Group, which launched a new content division in April. The four-parter hands audiences “full control to help […]

MTV revives ‘Cribs’ in US with Martha Stewart, Ryan Lochte & Ashlee Simpson

ViacomCBS-owned MTV has rebooted veteran celebrity property show Cribs, more than two decades since it first launched. Cribs, which began in 2000 on the US network, invites viewers for a peek into the everyday – and unexpected – lifestyles and rituals of personalities and families with a behind-the-scenes tour of their houses. Each new 30-minute […]

ViacomCBS names MTV exec to lead Paramount+ and Pluto TV’s global content plans

ViacomCBS has appointed Tanya Giles, general manager of MTV Entertainment Group, to a new role overseeing content for its global streaming operations as part of a wider overhaul of its senior management ranks. Giles becomes chief programming officer for streaming and will be responsible for creating the content strategy for recently launched SVOD Paramount+ and […]

Paramount+ takes MTV’s ‘Shore’ franchise to Rio de Janeiro

ViacomCBS-owned streamer Paramount+ has ordered a new iteration of its Shore franchise, this time set in Rio de Janeiro. Rio Shore, which is being produced by Banijay-owned Endemol Shine and Viacom International Studios (VIS) Americas, will follow 10 young people from different parts of the state of Rio de Janeiro as they live the high […]

All3’s Objective Media expands US team by hiring Saterah Moore

All3Media-owned Objective Media has appointed Saterah Moore to a newly created role overseeing current programming at its US division. Moore becomes SVP of current at Objective Media Group America (OMGA) with a remit to oversee the company’s specials and returning franchises, reporting into Jilly Pearce, EVP of OMGA. She was most recently on a three-year […]

‘Beavis And Butt-Head’ revived by Comedy Central

ViacomCBS-owned network Comedy Central is to revive satirical animation Beavis And Butt-Head, with original show creator Mike Judge returning to helm two new seasons, with plans for spin-offs and specials. Judge will write, produce and voice both characters, who enjoyed pop culture status in the 1990s on fellow ViacomCBS sibling MTV. Beavis and Butt-Head are […]

ViacomCBS strikes Sky TVOD deal for Comedy Central, MTV titles

ViacomCBS has agreed a distribution deal with Sky in the UK to place its pay TV brands on the Sky Store. This deal will see programming from MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon purchasable by viewers on Sky Store and on Now TV. In particular, ViacomCBS said that some of its “most popular titles” will be […]

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