Antenna Group Appoints Former RTL Group Chief Bert Habets CEO

ViacomCBS’s Kelly Day On Going Global With Pluto, Paramount Plus … And SkyShowtime

Now that all the big media companies have launched at least one streaming service into the overcrowded U.S. market, it’s time to look everywhere else for more customers. Kelly Day, a long-time digital-media veteran, is president of international streaming services for ViacomCBS. She’s charged with the task of debuting ad-supported service Pluto and subscription service Paramount Plus into dozens of countries by the end of 2022.

ViacomCBS Overhauls Oversight Of Intl. Units

ViacomCBS has restructured its international reporting structure, bringing its global business under the control of a trio of U.S. execs. Chris McCarthy (l), Brian Robbins (c) and George Cheeks (r) have all been promoted as part of the move. Cheeks, who is president-CEO, CBS Entertainment Group, will expand his role to include responsibility for a global content strategy across ViacomCBS’ free-to-air networks around the world. These include Channel 5 in the U.K., Telefe in Argentina and Network Ten in Australia. McCarthy and Robbins have added global oversight for their brand groups — MTV Entertainment Group and Nickelodeon. There are no specifics but word is that, like with Cheeks, the oversight is content-related and includes programming and marketing.

Former Goldman Sachs Banker Richard Sharp To Become BBC Chair

ViacomCBS Reshuffles International Leadership Team Under David Lynn

International Formats Rise Again At MIPTV

It was a “busy and active week” at this MIPTV, said conference organizer Reed Midem’s head of television Laurine Garaude as the week-long international television market wrapped Thursday. In one of the most buzzed about deals of the week, NBCUniversal announced a new partnership with German network RTL and France’s TF1 to develop, finance and produce U.S. procedurals directly for the international market. While the deal is the first of its kind, it is the result of the continuing trend of international co-production and co-development with both traditional and digital that is changing the TV production model.