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Dan Barrett is an industry commentator & TV critic. He does radio - 4BC & ABC GC and co-hosts the Screen Watching podcast. He's a former Mediaweek deputy editor and content creator for SBS.
RIP Stan Kirsch! ALSO: Penny Dreadful: City of Angels trailer! AND: A new Aussie home for the Oscars!
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April 26 is the launch date for Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. And if you haven’t seen the original show Penny Dreadful, fret not: The two shows don’t share any storyline.
If you’re an Australian wanting to watch the Academy Awards, don’t immediately flip on Channel 9. The awards will stream this year on Seven from midday on Feb 10. Am I wrong in thinking the Academy Awards have been on Nine since pretty much forever?
With the ViacomCBS merger now complete, a restructure has taken place with its international operations. The realignment is an effort to create a structure that will enable international operations to more clearly resemble the shape and structure of the US brands (think: CBS, CBS All Access, Pluto TV, MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, BET, Paramount Network, Showtime). As US media companies start embracing global distribution via online streaming platforms, this makes all the sense in the world.
In Australia, 10 CEO Paul Anderson will take on the title of Executive Vice President, ViacomCBS Networks Australia and New Zealand.
I am thrilled to take on this new and exciting role. The ViacomCBS merger combined with Network 10 creates a unique and powerful media group in the local market, bringing together some of the most innovative entertainment and media brands in Australia and across the world. That will be great news for viewers and advertisers as we build a multi-platform business as part of this new global content powerhouse. I’m looking forward to working with our great team to capitalise on the many opportunities ahead of us