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Paramount Networks EMEAA
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Paramount International Networks (PIN) is the international division of Paramount Global. The division oversees the production, broadcasting and promotion of key Paramount brands outside of the United States. These brands include Paramount Network, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, BET and Colors TV, as well as CBS-branded channels, which are co-owned with AMC Networks International. PIN also owns a 30% stake in the Rainbow S.p.A. animation studio in Italy until 2023, as well as a 13.01% stake in an Indian joint venture with domestic partner TV18, Viacom18.
The networks' headquarters are located in New York City and London. Other international offices are located in São Paulo, Berlin, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Warsaw, Madrid, Milan, Mumbai, Paris, Singapore, Budapest, Belgrade, and Sydney amongst others. Its first international offices opened in the late 1980s in London and Amsterdam with the launch of MTV Europe. It was created from a rebrand of Viacom's MTV Networks, which included MTV, BET, VH1 and Nickelodeon, to include Comedy Central.
Before being promoted to CEO of Viacom, Robert Bakish was President of VIMN from 2011 to 2016, having held various roles at Viacom since 1997. The division is currently led by Pam Kaufman.
As of January 2020, Paramount International Networks is split into two brand groups (Entertainment and Youth Brands, Kids and Family), and three regional hubs (UK & Australia, EMEAA, and Americas).
Main article: Paramount Networks UK & Australia
Paramount Networks UK & Australia is a subsidiary of Paramount Global, headquartered in London.
Main article: Paramount Networks EMEAA
Paramount Networks EMEAA (formerly MTV Networks Europe, Viacom International Media Networks Europe and ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA) is a subsidiary of Paramount Global which serves Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
It currently consists of the following branches:
Viacom18 is a joint venture between Paramount Global and TV18, which operates the former's television brands in India along with homegrown brand Colors.
Paramount Networks Americas (formerly MTV Networks Latin America, Viacom International Media Networks The Americas and ViacomCBS Networks Americas) is a regional subsidiary of Paramount International Networks. Its operational headquarters is located in Miami, Florida, with offices in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia. As currently being based in the United States, all PNA channels are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. broadcast regulator, despite not yet transmitting for the United States.
In 2016, Viacom launched its own subsidiary Viacom International Studios, which have its headquarters in Miami. Its first production was I Am Frankie for Nickelodeon. Following the Viacom-CBS merger, it was rebranded to ViacomCBS International Studios (or simply VIS). On June 24, 2020, both ViacomCBS International Studios and sister sibling Miramax is planning on to co-produce The Turkish Detective, the series adaptation of the novels. On September 2, 2020, it returned to production with Mexico's backdoor structure On October 7, 2020, it is revealed that it would streamline its international sales structure. On November 30, 2021, the studio launched a first-look deal program with five British writers to amplify diverse voices.
In 2023, the company was rebranded Paramount Television International Studios, with a new focus across all international markets, concentrating on premium scripted content that "reflects the cultures and experiences of our diverse international audiences," while driving the growth in acquisitions and engagement of Paramount+ worldwide. It is led by Maria Kyriacou, president of broadcast and studios, international markets.
On 1 May 2014, Viacom acquired Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd, and its current channels are:
One of Australia's three commercial free-to-air channels. Ten Network Holdings was bought by CBS Corporation on 16 November 2017, becoming part of ViacomCBS Networks International following the 2019 Viacom merger.
VIVA Media GmbH (until 2004 VIVA Media AG) was a music television network originating from Germany. It was founded as an alternative to MTV by Time Warner executives Tom McGrath and Peter Bogner with Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher from DoRo Productions, which created music videos. The channel was a broadcast of VIVA Germany as VIVA Media AG in 1993 later in 1995 of Viva Zwei launch, and has been owned by their former competitor Viacom, the parent company of MTV, since 2004. Viva channels exist in some European countries; the first spin-offs were launched in Poland and Switzerland in 2000.
VIVA Austria was launched in May 2012, 15% of the channel's programming consists of Austrian music, music tops, and lifestyle programming focused on the Austrian market. The channels marketing and promotion are managed by Goldback Media. Before 2012, VIVA Germany aired across Austria with localized advertising and sponsorship for Austria.
VIVA Poland was a Polish music channel launched on 10 June 2000 by the German VIVA Media AG. On 17 July 2012, the channel stopped being an FTA network and was pulled off from Eutelsat Hot Bird 13A satellite. In 2014, the station canceled local production shows. In 2015 - 2017, the station canceled all reality TV shows and continued playing only electronic dance music. Before the new broadcast schedule, the station was playing Polish and international pop, dance, rock, and hip hop music.
VIVA Hungary was a music channel launched on 27 June 1997 as Z+. Like its sister channels, the channel features localized music videos, programming, presenters, and chart shows. The channel started to use the new logo on 2 April 2012. The channel ended broadcast on 3 October 2017 replaced by MTV Music.
The Box was originally a Dutch music channel, which allowed viewers to vote on music videos. It was owned by VIVA Media. It launched in 1995 and was replaced by Comedy Central in 2007.
United Kingdom & Ireland
VIVA UK & Ireland was launched on 26 October 2009, replacing TMF, and ceased broadcasting on 31 January 2018.
Raffaele Annecchino is President and CEO, International Networks, Studios and Streaming. Based in Madrid, Annecchino reports to Bob Bakish, President and Chief Executive Officer, Paramount. [...] Gillmer oversees [...] for the MTV Entertainment Group (MTVE) and Paramount International Networks & Streaming.