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David Nevins Realizes Exit Will Cast Doubt on Showtime Viability: “Give It a Chance”

For David Nevins, the choice to step down from his role as CEO of Paramount Global’s premium group and Paramount+ scripted series was a long time coming. The executive, who replaced Bob Greenblatt as president of Showtime 12 years ago, has seen his role grow and evolve in a tenure that started first at CBS […]

David Nevins Leaving Paramount Global

David Nevins is leaving Paramount Global. The Showtime head, chief creative officer for Paramount+ scripted originals, and chairman and CEO of Paramount Premium Group will depart the company at the end of the year, he told staff in a memo Thursday. “I am tremendously grateful for the past 12 years and the varying positions I’ve […]

Paramount Downgraded by Wells Fargo Analyst Who Sees Disney, Fox Upside

“Linear Pain, Few Will Gain.” Not only the title of Wells Fargo analyst Steven Cahall’s Tuesday report made for a bleak warning for Hollywood. So did his takes on cord-cutting, the focus on building out streaming businesses and more. “We think the linear business model that has underpinned media is set to decline rapidly,” Cahall […]

‘The Daily Show’ Will Continue (on Comedy Central) Without Trevor Noah

The Daily Show will go on without Trevor Noah. Sources close to the production tell The Hollywood Reporter that the long-running late night series will indeed continue on Comedy Central despite industry speculation that it could move to streamer Paramount+ after Noah signs off. Noah stunned Comedy Central and Paramount executives Thursday night with his […]

Paramount’s Pluto TV Sets Launch Date for Canada

Paramount Global will launch Pluto TV, the studio’s free ad-supported streaming TV service, in Canada on Dec. 1. The long-awaiting debut for Pluto TV north of the border will offer around 100 TV channels and over 20,000 hours of content. The latest international launch for the FAST channel comes as Canadian TV viewers grapple with […]

How SkyShowtime’s CEO Aims to Shake Up the European Streaming Landscape

It’s showtime for SkyShowtime. The European streaming joint venture of Comcast and Paramount Global is launching in the Nordics today, Tuesday. Its monthly price will be €6,99 ($6.99) in Finland, SEK 79 ($7.37) in Sweden, NOK 79 ($7.77) in Norway and DKK 69 ($9.28) in Denmark. Following its debut in these markets, the service will become available in […]

Paramount CEO Weighs in on Whether to Cut Showtime’s Streaming Service, When ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Will Hit Paramount+

Will Paramount Global discontinue Showtime’s streaming service to further bolster its core Paramount+ service? Speaking at a Goldman Sachs conference Wednesday, Paramount CEO Bob Bakish wouldn’t give a definitive answer to that question, but said that there are conversations being had. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Paramount was considering whether to sunset the […]

Paramount+ to Launch in Italy With Originals Showcasing Female Stories and Voices

Paramount+, the streaming service from Paramount Global, launches in Italy on Thursday with more than 8,000 hours of entertainment and a slate of local originals shining a spotlight on women’s voices and stories. Among them are the previously unveiled original series Miss Fallaci, set to premiere in 2023, which will detail “the true story of […]

Paramount Ad Shake-Up: John Halley Promoted, Jo Ann Ross Shifts to Advisory Role

Paramount Global is shaking up its global advertising and partnerships team, with Jo Ann Ross stepping aside as the company’s ad sales chief after 30 years with the company. Ross will shift to a role as chairman of Paramount advertising, an advisory role where she will “provide her expertise and experience in a strategic advisory […]

SkyShowtime to Launch in Nordics on Sept. 20

SkyShowtime, the European streaming joint venture of Comcast’s Sky and Paramount Global, will launch on Sept. 20 in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, before debuting in the Netherlands during the fourth quarter, the companies said on Monday. The service launch in a total of 22 markets had been eyed for late 2022 after the venture partners received approval from European regulators […]

Showtime Added to Paramount+ in Revamped Bundle Offering

Paramount is revamping its streaming bundle strategy in a major way, centering it around the flagship Paramount+ app. Beginning today, programming from Showtime is coming to Paramount+, as part of a revamped bundle offering of the two content services. The bundle will see Showtime programming like Yellowjackets, Billions, and Dexter: New Blood available within the […]

Paramount’s David Nevins Reveals Upcoming Louis C.K. Doc and Is “Interested” in What “Our Best Writers” Have to Say About Roe v. Wade Reversal

Paramount Global top executive David Nevins told a U.K. TV industry event on Thursday that he is interested to see what writers have to say about the Supreme Court’s overturning of abortion rights and revealed an upcoming Showtime documentary about comedian Louis CK and his return after a sexual harassment scandal. Louis C.K. is “a […]