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  • Paramount to Launch Movie Channel in Latin America

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Spurred by its success in Spain, France and other countries, Viacom Intl. Media Networks is launching its 24-hour movie network Paramount Channel in Latin America on Nov. 14. To be available on basic and extended pay TV tiers,...
  • Sony Taps Michael Horn to Oversee Latin America for Sony Pictures International

    Michael Horn has joined Sony Pictures Releasing International as a senior VP supervising the region of Latin America. In his new role, Horn will oversee Latin American distribution operations for the studio, which will also include local production...
  • Viacom Inks Pact with Sony for Internet TV Service

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Viacom officially announced a deal with Sony to license live and on-demand programming for at least 22 cable networks, including Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central, for Sony's forthcoming over-the-top TV service in the U.S....
  • Toronto: Wide Sells 'Margarita' to Japan's Aya Pro

    In an early sale on one of its flagship titles at Toronto, Paris-based Wide Management has licensed scribe-helmer Shonali Bose's late-teen romantic drama "Margarita, With a Straw" to Japan's Aya Pro. Deal closed after "Margarita's" Monday world...
  • Sony online TV service to carry 22 Viacom channels

    Sony online TV service to carry 22 Viacom channels
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sony Corp secured the rights to carry 22 Viacom Inc channels, including Comedy Central and MTV, on its planned cloud-based television service, a step forward for its plans to compete with cable and satellite offerings. The...
  • Viacom Wraps Purchase of U.K.'s Channel 5, Commissions Joint Projects

    LONDON -- Viacom Intl. Media Networks has wrapped its £450 million ($726 million) acquisition of U.K. free-to-air network Channel 5. Viacom also unveiled the first joint commissions between Channel 5 and Viacom's U.K. pay TV channels. The deal with...
  • Viacom to provide 'SpongeBob, other shows, to Sony TV service

    Viacom to provide 'SpongeBob, other shows, to Sony TV service
    Electronics giant Sony Corp. now has rights to nearly two dozen Viacom television networks -- including BET, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon -- to include in its upcoming cloud-based TV service. The deal, announced Wednesday, represents a new...
  • Deezer, the French Spotify, targets high end in U.S. with Sonos

    Deezer, the French Spotify, targets high end in U.S. with Sonos
    San Francisco-based Listen.com launched Rhapsody, the first online music subscription service, late in 2001, long before Netflix had a single customer for its streaming videos. Today, Netflix has more subscribers in the U.S. alone -- 36 million -- than...
  • Venice: Al Pacino's 'The Humbling' Producers Venture into Animation

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi's Ambi Pictures, at Venice as co-producers of Barry Levinson's Al Pacino-starrer "The Humbling," are venturing into animation with "Arctic Justice Thunder Squad." The ecology-themed 3D...
  • MTV Uses Social Media for Global Audience Involvement

    The power of live television and social media is helping to drive MTV Intl.'s global footprint and maximize opportunities for advertisers. Between the beginning of June and Aug. 16, the cabler produced eight live music events -- from Durban, South...
  • BET programming head Loretha Jones is stepping down

    BET programming head Loretha Jones is stepping down
    Loretha Jones, who has been BET's head of original programming for the last six years and helped move the network into an era of hit scripted series, is stepping down. The Viacom-owned network announced that Jones would be leaving the company and has...