Viacom has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pluto TV, the free streaming television service in the US, for $340 million in cash.
RTL will acquire BrandDeli, the sales house for the Discovery, Fox and Viacom brand portfolio.
Viacom is launching Comedy Central in France. At launch the entertainment channel will reach more than 13 million households through Orange, Free, SFR, Numericable, Bouygues and Videofutur.
Viacom has appointed Brian Robbins as president of Nickelodeon, effective immediately.
The Russian telco MTS has added five Viacom channels to its DTH offer.
Viacom has acquired the Gen-Z orientated digital-first company AwesomenessTV in a move that will bolster its digital footprint.
Telenor is expanding its mobile video platform Telenor Stream with a new family-orientated service Telenor Stream Film och Serier (Movies & Series).
Paid-for video-on-demand (VOD) services have reached the mass market in Germany: At the end of 2017, 18% of all households were subscribing to at least one Pay-VOD service.
Viacom International Media Networks will launch Paramount Network, a free-to-air channel offering a mix of drama, comedy, and movies, in the UK on July 4.
CBS has raised the stakes in its ongoing power struggle with the Redstone family as it tries to prevent a forced merger with Viacom.