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ViacomCBS Networks International
Formerly
  • MTV Networks International
  • (1987–2011)
  • Viacom International Media Networks
  • (2011–2019)
  • ViacomCBS International Media Networks
  • (2019–2020)
TypeDivision
IndustryBroadcasting
Founded1987
Headquarters
Key people
  • Raffaele Annecchino (President and CEO)
  • Kelly Day (COO and President, Streaming)
  • JC Acosta (President, Studios)
ParentViacom (1987–2006, 2005–2019)
ViacomCBS (2019–present)
DivisionsViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia
ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA
ViacomCBS Networks Americas
SubsidiariesViacom 18 (49%)
ViacomCBS International Studios

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) is the international division of ViacomCBS. The division oversees the production, broadcasting and promotion of key ViacomCBS' 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.

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, 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. Robert Bakish has been President of VIMN since 2011, having held various roles at Viacom since 1997.

Divisions[edit]

As of January 2020, ViacomCBS Networks International is split into two brand groups (Entertainment and Youth Brands, Kids and Family), and three regional hubs (UK & Australia, EMEAA, and Americas).[1]

United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia[edit]

ViacomCBS Networks UK & Australia is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, headquartered in London.

Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia[edit]

ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA (formerly MTV Networks Europe and Viacom International Media Networks Europe) is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS which serves Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

It currently consists of two branches:

  • ViacomCBS Networks Northern Europe, which serves the Netherlands, Belgium, Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden), Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Poland, Ukraine, and Russia.
  • ViacomCBS Networks Southern Europe, Middle East, and Africa, which serves France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Middle East, and Africa.

India[edit]

Viacom 18 is a joint venture between ViacomCBS and TV18, which operates the former's television brands in India along with homegrown brand Colors..

The Americas[edit]

ViacomCBS Networks Americas (formerly MTV Networks Latin America and Viacom International Media Networks The Americas) is a regional subsidiary of ViacomCBS Networks International. Its operational headquarters is located in Miami, Florida, the US soon to be relocated to Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia. As currently being based in the United States, all VCNA channels are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. broadcast regulator, despite not yet transmitting for the United States.

Channel 5[edit]

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United Kingdom
On 1 May 2014, Viacom acquired Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd, and its current channels are:

BET[edit]

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France
BET France

United Kingdom and Ireland
BET UK and Ireland

canada
BET (TV) Canada

Colors TV[edit]

Comedy Central[edit]

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Australia and New Zealand
Comedy Central Australia & New Zealand


Belgium
Comedy Central Belgium

Canada
Comedy Central Canada owned by CTV Comedy Channel and Much (TV channel)

Germany, Switzerland & Austria
Comedy Central Germany, Switzerland & Austria

Hungary
Comedy Central Hungary and Comedy Central Family Hungary

India
Comedy Central (India)

Israel
Comedy Central (Israel)

Italy
Comedy Central (Italy)

Latin America
Comedy Central (Latin America)

Netherlands
Comedy Central Netherlands and Comedy Central Extra

Poland
Comedy Central Poland and Polsat Comedy Central Extra

Romania
Comedy Central (Romania)

Spain
Comedy Central Spain

United Kingdom and Ireland
Comedy Central UK & Ireland and Comedy Central Extra

Former Channels
Netherlands
Comedy Central Family Netherlands

Asia
Comedy Central (Asia)

Sweden
Comedy Central Sweden

Denmark
Comedy Central Denmark

Czech Republic
Prima Comedy Central

MTV[edit]

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Current channels[edit]

Africa
MTV Africa and MTV Base Africa

Australia and New Zealand
MTV Australia & New Zealand, MTV Classic Australia & New Zealand, MTV Dance Australia and MTV Music Australia & New Zealand

Belgium
MTV Belgium

Brazil
MTV Brazil

Canada
MTV Canada and MTV2 Canada - owned by Bell Media, under license from ViacomCBS

Denmark
MTV Denmark

Finland
MTV Finland

France
MTV France

Germany
MTV Germany and MTV Brand New Germany

India
MTV India and MTV Beats

Ireland
MTV Ireland

Israel
MTV Israel

Italy
MTV Italy, MTV Music Italy[2]

Japan
MTV Japan

Korea
SBS MTV - joint venture with SBS

Latin America
MTV Latin America

Netherlands
MTV Netherlands and MTV Music 24

Norway
MTV Norway

Poland
MTV Poland

Portugal
MTV Portugal

Russia
MTV Russia

Southeast Asia
MTV Southeast Asia

Spain
MTV Spain

Sweden
MTV Sweden

Switzerland
MTV Switzerland

Taiwan
MTV Taiwan

Thailand
MTV Thailand

United Kingdom
MTV UK launched on 1 July 1997. It currently broadcasts 9 channels in the UK: MTV, MTV Base, MTV Classic, MTV Dance, MTV Hits, MTV Live, MTV Music, MTV OMG and MTV Rocks.

Vietnam
MTV Vietnam

Former channels[edit]

Adriatic Region
MTV Adria (serving Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia)

Australia & New Zealand
MTV Hits Australia & New Zealand, MTV New Zealand

Austria
MTV Austria

China
MTV China

Czech Republic
MTV Czech Republic

Estonia
MTV Estonia

France
MTV Idol, MTV Pulse France

Greece
MTV Greece

Hungary
MTV Hungary

Indonesia
MTV Indonesia

Italy
MTV Brand New Italy, MTV Classic Italy and MTV Pulse Italy

Latin America
MTV Hits Latin America

Lithuania & Latvia
MTV Lithuania & Latvia

Middle East
MTV Middle East

Pakistan
MTV Pakistan

Philippines
MTV Pinoy - joint venture with Viva Entertainment and MTVph - joint venture with Solar Entertainment Corporation

Poland
MTV Classic Poland

Romania
MTV Romania

Turkey
MTV Turkey

Ukraine
MTV Ukraine

United Kingdom & Ireland
MTV Extra and MTV Flux

  • MTV Philippines - closed 16 February 2010
  • MTV International - was available online from 2006 to 2007
  • MTV2 Pop (replaced with Nickelodeon Germany in 2005)
  • MTV Base France (replaced by MTV Hits France and BET France on 17 November 2015)
  • MTV Brand New Netherlands - closed 1 February 2021
  • QOOB, originally broadcast in Italy closed down in January 2009, resurrected in April 2009, closed again in 2010.
  • TMF (except TMF Vlaanderen; all others replaced with VIVA in 2009)
  • Nickelodeon Ukraine (closed 1 September 2017)
  • Game One Music HD (closed in September 2016)
  • VH2 (replaced with MTV Flux in summer 2006)

Network 10[edit]

Australia[edit]

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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.

Channels:

Internet:

Nickelodeon[edit]

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Australia & New Zealand
Nickelodeon Australia & New Zealand

Brazil
Nickelodeon Brazil

Bulgaria
Nickelodeon Bulgaria

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Nickelodeon Bosnia & Herzegovina

Canada
Nickelodeon Canada - owned by Corus Entertainment, under license from ViacomCBS and Nick Jr.

Croatia
Nickelodeon Croatia

Czech Republic

Nickelodeon Czech Republic

Denmark
Nickelodeon Denmark, Nick Jr. Scandinavia

Estonia

Nickelodeon Estonia

Finland
Nickelodeon Finland, Nick Jr. Scandinavia

France
Nickelodeon France, Nickelodeon 4Teen France and Nickelodeon Junior France

Germany & Austria
Nickelodeon Germany

Georgia (Country)

Nickelodeon Georgia

Greece
Nickelodeon Greece

Hungary
Nickelodeon Hungary

India
Nickelodeon India, Nickelodeon Sonic, Nick Jr. and Nick HD+

Israel
Nickelodeon Israel

Italy
Nickelodeon Italy and TeenNick Italy

Japan
Nickelodeon Japan (relaunched on 30 January 2018)

Kazakhstan

Nickelodeon Kazakhstan

Latvia

Nickelodeon Latvia

Lithuania

Nickelodeon Lithuania

Malta

Nickelodeon Malta

Malaysia
Nickelodeon Malaysia

Montenegro

Nickelodeon Montenegro

Netherlands & Flanders
Nickelodeon Netherlands

North Macedonia

Nickelodeon North Macedonia

Norway
Nickelodeon Norway, Nick Jr. Scandinavia

Pakistan
Nickelodeon Pakistan

Philippines
Nickelodeon Philippines - co-owned by All Youth Channels owned by Creative Programs Inc. a subsidiary of ABS-CBN Corporation.

Poland
Nickelodeon Poland

Portugal
Nickelodeon Portugal

Russia & CIS
Nickelodeon Russia

Serbia
Nickelodeon Serbia

Slovakia

Nickelodeon Slovakia

Southeast Asia
Nickelodeon (Southeast Asia)

South Africa
Nickelodeon South Africa

South Korea
Nickelodeon South Korea - a joint venture with SBS

Spain
Nickelodeon Spain

Sweden
Nickelodeon Sweden, Nick Jr. Scandinavia

Switzerland
Nickelodeon Switzerland

Turkey
Nickelodeon Turkey

Ukraine

Nickelodeon Ukraine

United Kingdom and Ireland
Nickelodeon UK & Ireland, Nick Jr. UK & Ireland, Nick Jr. Too

Former channels[edit]

Nick Jr.[edit]

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Australia
Nick Jr. (Australia)

Germany & Austria
Nick Jr. (Germany)

Greece
Nick Jr. (Greece)

India
Nick Jr. (India)

Israel
Nick Jr. (Israel)

Italy
Nick Jr. (Italy)

Netherlands & Flanders
Nick Jr. Netherlands & Flanders

Portugal
Nick Jr. (Portugal)

Switzerland
Nick Jr. Germany, Austria & Switzerland

Turkey
Nick Jr. (Turkey)

Nicktoons[edit]

Logo for the International feeds of Nicktoons

Arabia
Nicktoons Arabia

Germany & Austria
Nicktoons Germany & Austria

Netherlands & Flanders
Nicktoons Netherlands & Flanders

United Kingdom and Ireland
Nicktoons UK & Ireland

Scandinavia

Nicktoons Sweden, Norway, Denmark & Finland

Romania

Nicktoons Romania

Hungary

Nicktoons Hungary

Poland

Nicktoons Poland

TeenNick[edit]

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Hungary
TeenNick Hungary

Romania

TeenNick Romania

Latin America

TeenNick Latin America

Former Channels[edit]

Netherlands

TeenNick Netherlands

India
TeenNick India

Italy
TeenNick Italy

NickMusic[edit]

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Australia & New Zealand
Nick Music Australia & New Zealand
Netherlands & Flanders
Nick Music Netherlands & Flanders

Paramount Network(s)/Spike[edit]

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Asia
Paramount Network Asia

Brazil
Paramount Network Brazil

Canada
Paramount Network Canada owned by Bell Media and ViacomCBS

Denmark
Paramount Network Denmark

Finland
Paramount Network Finland

France
Paramount Channel France

Hungary
Paramount Network Hungary

Italy
Paramount Network Italy

Latin America
Paramount Network Latin America

Netherlands
Spike Netherlands

Poland
Paramount Channel Poland

Russia
Paramount Channel Russia

Paramount Comedy

Spain
Paramount Network Spain

Sweden
Paramount Network Sweden

United Kingdom
Paramount Network United Kingdom

Former channels[edit]

Australia

Spike Australia - closed 7 January 2020 and succeed by Paramount Network

Hungary
RTL Spike (Licensed by RTL Group) - closed 12 January 2021 and by succeed Paramount Network Hungary

United Kingdom
5Spike (formerly Spike UK – part of the Channel 5 network) - closed 7 January 2020 and succeed by Paramount Network

Telefe[edit]

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VH1[edit]

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Denmark
VH1 (Denmark)

Europe
VH1

India
VH1 India

Italy
VH1 Italy

Middle East and North Africa
VH1

Former channels[edit]

Brazil
VH1 Brazil, VH1 HD and VH1 MegaHits

Europe
VH1 Classic

Germany
VH1 Germany

Indonesia
VH1 Indonesia

Latin America
VH1 Latin America

Pakistan
VH1 Pakistan

Poland
VH1 (Poland)

United Kingdom and Ireland
VH1 UK & Ireland

Other networks[edit]

Game One[edit]

France
Game One is a French television channel that launched in September 1998. It shows programs based on video gaming and Japanese anime.

J-One[edit]

Super![edit]

Super! is an Italian free channel that airs children's programming, which is mostly taken from Nickelodeon or Nick Jr.

CBS International (co-owned with AMC Networks International)[edit]

Former networks[edit]

VIVA[edit]

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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.[4] The channel was a broadcast of VIVA Germany as VIVA Media AG in 1993 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.

Austria
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.[5] Before 2012, VIVA Germany aired across Austria with localized advertising and sponsorship for Austria.

Germany
VIVA Germany

Switzerland
VIVA Switzerland

Poland
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.

Hungary
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.

Netherlands
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 The channel launched on 26 October 2009, replacing TMF, and ceased broadcasting on 31 January 2018.

TMF[edit]

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CBS International (co-owned with AMC Networks International)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kanter, Jake (14 January 2020). "ViacomCBS Reshuffles International Leadership Team Under David Lynn". Deadline. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  2. ^ Replaced on DTT by VH1 Italy in March 2016. Available only on Sky Italia.
  3. ^ "MTV NZ to axe 23 staff, closes offices". The New Zealand Herald. APN News & Media. 28 September 2010. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Der V-Faktor" (in German). Süddeutsche Zeitung. 10 January 2005.
  5. ^ [1][dead link]