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ViacomCBS Unifies Domestic, International Oversight  

ViacomCBS’ executive streamlining is spilling over into the international side. Effective immediately, Chris McCarthy and Brian Robbins will add president and CEO titles to their respective brand groups at MTV Entertainment Group and Nickelodeon, respectively. Additionally, CBS Corp. CEO George Cheeks will expand his purview to include a global content strategy for all of the […]

ViacomCBS Restructures Executive Ranks to Prioritize Streaming

ViacomCBS is officially restructuring its executive ranks in a bid to better prioritize streaming. The conglomerate, overseen by CEO Bob Bakish, has promoted David Nevins, Nicole Clemens, Chris McCarthy, Brian Robbins and Tanya Giles, with each exec taking on new responsibilities at streamer Paramount+. Giles will become chief programming officer of streaming, a newly created […]

Layoffs Hit CMT as Marketing Among Groups Integrated Under Chris McCarthy’s Team

MTV, VH1, Logo and CMT president Chris McCarthy is consolidating a number of groups at the niche cable network, with multiple people — including chief marketing officer Anthony Barton — being laid off.

Kevin Kay Out; Kent Alterman to Take Over Paramount Network in Viacom Restructuring

Viacom reshuffles cable decks again: Kevin Kay is out at Paramount Network, with Comedy Central president Kent Alterman adding oversight of the general entertainment destination and TV Land.

MTV Expanding ‘TRL’ Franchise to Add Late-Night and Morning Editions

Network president Chris McCarthy talks with THR about his plans to air versions of the franchise over three dayparts by summer.

‘TRL’ Officially Revived as MTV Continues Live Push

Cable network president Chris McCarthy has been building out a Times Square location for months and has also been in talks with online personalities to host.

MTV President Unveils Scripted Slate and Explains His New Approach

Chris McCarthy talks with THR about turning 'Scream' into an anthology and the Viacom cabler's evolving approach to scripted.

VH1 Renews ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ Adds Ricky Martin Docuseries

The cabler's upfront slate also features a Lance Bass-hosted '90s version of 'Big Brother' as president Chris McCarthy talks with THR about his growth plans for the Viacom network.

What the New Viacom Plan Means for MTV and Other “Non-Core” Networks

MTV president Chris McCarthy reaffirms VH1 and MTV2 aren't going anywhere as the executive opens up about the network's role amid Viacom 2.0.