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Berlin: Showtime, Bleecker Street Sign Output Deal

Bleecker Street has signed a new three-year output deal with Showtime Networks that will see the ViacomCBS unit take TV, on-demand and streaming rights to Bleecker’s slate of upcoming features, all of which Bleecker will release theatrically in the U.S. The deal, unveiled Thursday, kicks off in March and will see Showtime take up to […]

Top Entertainment Execs Talk Purpose in THR Series ‘Show/Business’

This series was created in paid partnership with Amazon Ads. How viewers discover, engage with and enjoy films, television and games has been completely disrupted in the last 20 months. What hasn’t changed is the need to meet audiences where they are while creating — and maintaining — entertainment brands that understand the difference between […]

Top Entertainment Execs Talk Creativity in THR Series ‘Show/Business’

This series was created in paid partnership with Amazon Ads. How viewers discover, engage with and enjoy films, television and games has been completely disrupted in the last 20 months. What hasn’t changed is the need to meet audiences where they are while creating — and maintaining — entertainment brands that understand the difference between […]

U.S. Government Files Antitrust Suit to Block ViacomCBS’ Sale of Simon & Schuster

The U.S. government has filed an antitrust suit seeking to block ViacomCBS from selling its publishing unit, Simon & Schuster, to Penguin Random House. The lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday morning, alleges that the $2 billion deal “would give Penguin Random House outsized influence over who and what is published, and how much authors are […]

Top Entertainment Execs Talk Innovation in THR Series ‘Show/Business’

This series was created in paid partnership with Amazon Ads. How viewers discover, engage with and enjoy films, television and games has been completely disrupted in the last 20 months. What hasn’t changed is the need to meet audiences where they are while creating — and maintaining — entertainment brands that understand the difference between […]

Ex-CBS Executives’ SPAC Argus Raises $265M in Stock Market Debut With Eye on “Tech-Driven Media” Deals

Argus Capital Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) targeting acquisitions in the broader media and entertainment sectors that was launched earlier this year by former top CBS executives, is set to go public on Wednesday. The SPAC, or “blank check” company, priced an upsized initial public offering of 26.5 million units at $10 each, […]

Former CBS Execs, Led by Joe Ianniello, Launch $300M Media SPAC

A handful of former top CBS executives — led by former CBS CEO Joe Ianniello and former CBS Interactive chief Marc DeBevoise — are launching a new special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) targeting companies in the media, entertainment and sports sectors. The SPAC, Argus Capital Corp., is looking to raise $300 million in an IPO […]

‘City on a Hill’ Renewed for Season 3 at Showtime

Showtime is taking a third trip to Boston. The ViacomCBS-backed premium cable network has renewed City on a Hill for a third season. Showrunner Tom Fontana will return alongside stars Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge. The third season will consist of eight episodes, even with its sophomore run and down two from its freshman order. […]

Smithsonian Channel Programming Chief to Depart

David Royle, the long-time head of programming at Smithsonian Channel, is leaving the ViacomCBS cable network.

James Blue to Oversee Smithsonian Channel

James Blue to Oversee Smithsonian Channel

CBS Studios Taps Sheila Ducksworth to Head NAACP Production Deal

CBS has hired Will Packer Media executive Sheila Ducksworth to head up its development efforts under a deal with the NAACP.

‘Diary of a Future President’ Creator Inks CBS Studios Overall Deal

CBS Television Studios has signed an overall deal with 'Diary of a Future President' creator Ilana Peña.