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Star Trek: Prodigy animated kids show revealed with release date

Star Trek: Prodigy animated kids show revealed with release date

Television has a solid history of Star Wars content for kids but has historically lacked similar shows featuring the industry's other favorite science fiction universe (the short-lived 'Animated Series' aside): Star Trek. That changed last year when CBS revealed that it would launch an animated Star Trek show for younger audiences, though it didn't provide many details at the time. Fast-forward more than a year and we finally know more, including the show's name, logo, and release date

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ViacomCBS is selling reusable Star Trek face masks for charity

ViacomCBS is selling reusable Star Trek face masks for charity

ViacomCBS has announced that it is selling reusable cloth face masks with various designs inspired by its popular shows, including Star Trek. The masks will be made available through retailers around the world in addition to the websites dedicated to specific shows. Fans will be able to purchase the masks starting later this summer.

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ViacomCBS streaming service wants a piece of an already crowded market

ViacomCBS streaming service wants a piece of an already crowded market

The video streaming market has proven to be a very lucrative business and Disney's entry into the arena proved that Netflix's position isn't as secure as many thought. Now anyone and everyone with enough properties and money will try to topple the streaming king. That's exactly what the combined kingdoms of Viacom and CBS may try to do with a new streaming service that could see the shuffling of content around and create a more confusing landscape.

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Episodes of The Office, Parks and Rec, Seinfeld licensed through 2025

Episodes of The Office, Parks and Rec, Seinfeld licensed through 2025

What in the world is going on here, you might be saying - aren't The Office and Parks and Recreation already over? Yes, both of these mocumentary-style television shows are done, and there will be no new episodes (for now). But the rights, the precious rights, like the spice melange, they must flow! The rights have been renewed for cable - exclusively*!

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Viacom’s BET+ streaming service arrives next week with original shows

Viacom’s BET+ streaming service arrives next week with original shows

Viacom's BET Networks subsidiary has teamed with Tyler Perry Studios to launch BET+, a streaming service version of the network that'll offer more than 1,000 hours of programming, according to the company, including original shows and movies. The company plans a wide variety of original content for the service's first year, including a movie called Sacrifice starring Paula Patton.

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Pluto TV gets 14 free channel versions of popular Viacom networks

Pluto TV gets 14 free channel versions of popular Viacom networks

Pluto TV, the free streaming live television service acquired by Viacom in January, is about to receive new versions of 14 popular Viacom channels. The announcement was made by Viacom Digital Studios this week, during which time the company also revealed plans to offer new digital shows on Facebook Watch, YouTube, and select other online platforms. The new Pluto TV channels are based on existing Viacom networks.

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YouTube, Facebook will be home to new streaming ‘SpongeBob’ show

YouTube, Facebook will be home to new streaming ‘SpongeBob’ show

Facebook and YouTube are the two platforms selected to stream 'SpongeBob Smarty Pants Game Show,' a new online series announced by Viacom Digital Studios. The game show is based on the popular animated series SpongeBob Squarepants, and it joins a number of new streaming shows the company has in the pipeline. The plan arrives as a growing number of consumers get their entertainment content via the Internet.

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Pluto TV to get Viacom content under new acquisition deal

Pluto TV to get Viacom content under new acquisition deal

Viacom has just announced plans to acquire cable-cutters' best free, live television option: Pluto TV. The service has proven popular among users seeking television content without the price tag accompanying cable and other streaming TV services. At this point in time, the service boasts more than 12 million active users every month and more than 100 channels.

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CBS, Viacom merger talks tipped as Netflix and Disney threat grows

CBS, Viacom merger talks tipped as Netflix and Disney threat grows

Viacom and CBS talked about potential plans to merge back in 2016, but those plans were ultimately scrapped. That reportedly changed in recent days when the CEOs from both companies resumed talks on the matter, according to sources. Should the two companies actually proceed with a merger, the combined resulting entity would be worth more than $37 billion.

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Viacom in talks with mobile carriers over video streaming deals

Viacom in talks with mobile carriers over video streaming deals

Viacom hasn't embraced the new world of online entertainment gracefully. The company pulled its channels from OTT services like PlayStation Vue last year, for example, and though some of its content can be streamed legally online through various destinations, it isn't as readily accessible as, say, Netflix original content. That may be changing, though, at least in certain cases, as the company has revealed it is talking with wireless carriers over potential mobile video streaming deals.

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Sling TV will soon offer Comedy Central, MTV, Spike, Nick Jr

Sling TV will soon offer Comedy Central, MTV, Spike, Nick Jr

Dish Network has struck a deal with Viacom that will result in several new channels being added to the company’s Sling TV offering. The deal is described as a multi-year contract that, in part, renews access to Viacom networks for those with Dish’s regular satellite service. As well, Sling TV will soon offer Nick Jr., Comedy Central, BET, MTV, Spike, and more.

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Hulu and Viacom expand deal: more shows inbound

Hulu and Viacom expand deal: more shows inbound

Hulu and Viacom have a good relationship, something yet again demonstrated by a new expanded deal between the two companies. Under this, Hulu has scored VOD rights for a bunch of new shows, including some from Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, and more. Viacom and Hulu first began their relationship back in 2011, and have since grown it, tacking on more shows and expanding its offerings to cover a wide range of television programming.

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