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U.K. Government Eyes Regulation of Streamers, Channel 4 Sale

The U.K. government will look at regulating streaming services and privatizing free-to-air public service TV network Channel 4 via a sale , the British government said. U.K. culture secretary

ViacomCBS Exec Tom Ryan Pays $8.4M for Palm Springs’ Extravagant Pond Estate

Sprawling across 12 acres on the southern edge of Palm Springs, this compound was custom built for philanthropist Robert Pond and his wife Jo in 1989. Standing head and shoulders above its Coachella

BET Awards: Brazilian Activist Djamila Ribeiro to Get International Global Good Honor

Brazilian activist, philosopher and writer Djamila Ribeiro will be honored with the 2021 BET International Global Good Award during the June 27 BET Awards celebration, which is…

Pluto TV Ad Revenue to Exceed $1B in 2022, Says ViacomCBS CEO

ViacomCBS expects advertising VOD service Pluto TV to reach more than $1 billion in revenue in 2022, CEO Bob Bakish told an investor conference on Monday. Speaking during the virtual Evercore…

Mexican Actor Luis Gerardo Mendez Strikes First-Look Deal for Paramount+ Latin America (Exclusive)

ViacomCBS’ ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) has struck a first-look deal with the production firm of Luis Gerardo Méndez (Netflix’s Murder Mystery and Club de Cuervos), one of Mexico’s biggest st…

Amid Film-to-Streaming Shift, Could Blindsiding Talent Become the New Normal?

When ViacomCBS chief Bob Bakish announced during an earnings call May 6 that the Mark Wahlberg movie Infinite would bypass theaters for a debut on the company’s fledgling streamer Paramount+, the…

ViacomCBS CEO Forecasts $7B In Global Streaming Revenue by 2024

On Tuesday, ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish and chair Shari Redstone outlined the entertainment giant’s progress since the mega-merger that created it — and touted the company’s streaming…

“Shorter Theatrical Window Is Likely Here to Stay,” ViacomCBS CFO Says

Naveen Chopra, executive vp and CFO of ViacomCBS, says the studio is not phased by AT&T’s entertainment arm unveiling a major deal to merge with Discovery Inc. for global reach. “We continue…

ViacomCBS Set to Make First “Unified” Pitch to Marketers

To hear ViacomCBS president and chief advertising revenue officer Jo Ann Ross tell it, the 2020 upfront “really has to have an asterisk.” With almost all film and TV production shut down…

How a Discovery-WarnerMedia Merger Would Rattle Hollywood

It’s not that the media world and Wall Street didn’t expect AT&T to spin off WarnerMedia — the consensus has been that this experiment has not been going well. But a deal appears to be coming…

Les Moonves Settles With ViacomCBS Over Departure

ViacomCBS and former CBS CEO Les Moonves have settled their arbitration over the executive’s firing by the company. Under the terms of the settlement, $120 million that had been placed in…

ViacomCBS Intl Studios Sets “Black Narratives” Writers Room in Brazil (Exclusive)

In November, ViacomCBS’ ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) committed to investing 25 percent of its budget in Latin America into creating and developing “Black, indigenous and person of…