ViacomCBS Networks UK Content Director Ben Fro revealed that the company will be ordering local content for the new Paramount + SOOD service, which will be launched in the UK in 2022.
Speaking at the Edinburgh Television Festival, Pramount +’s plans to showcase original documentaries and premium drama content from the UK, as well as a catalog of blockbuster shows and movies from brands and studios. ViacomCBS.
Bro asked the British Indies to present a series with British resonance and global appeal, confirming that the company has a specific budget to invest in premium local content.
He said, “This is great content. We & # 39; re starting to work on our Paramount + Fact & Drama lists; all ideas are welcome.”
Sebastian Cardwell, Deputy Director of Programs, presented at the Commissioners’ Session after Fro’s interview; Daniel Pearl, Chief Editor, unwritten; Adrian Padmore, Editor-in-Chief, Factual & Entertainment, Denise Seneviratne, Editor-in-Chief, Factual & Entertainment.
Discussing his dual role as a commissioned play for Paramount + and Channel 5, Sebastian Cardwell said he focuses on producing premium scripted content and wants to work with the best talent on screen and off screen. When Cardwell refused to stay on budget levels, he ressed, “If the idea is good, we will.”
Daniel Pearl, who oversees the screenplay-free originals of Paramount + and Channel 5, welcomed the opportunity to develop premium shows for global audiences and asked freelancers to come up with a broader idea that includes anthologies, documentaries, box sets and more. .
He said, “It is our commitment to order premium programming for SVOD and we are open to great ideas. “
In August, ViacomCBS announced plans to deploy Paramount + to major European markets, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
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