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Paramount Network adding ‘Movie’ to its name dropping all unscripted series

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Paramount Network is an American cable TV channel. It is owned by ViacomCBS. It was originally founded by a radio station partnership with Westinghouse Broadcasting and WSM.

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The paramount network is focusing away from the series television and moving towards movies. The well-known cable channel, ViacomCBS, which is mostly known for dramas like Yellowstone will be rebranding the Paramount Network of series to Paramount Movie network in 2021. The president of Entertainment and Youth brands at Viacom CBS mentioned the plan. The network’s focus will change more on to TV movies, plans to air once in a week that would make a total of 52 each year.

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Viacom CBS announced last week about the CBS all access to get a new look and more content will be available when it rebrands as Paramount+ in 2021.

When will the rebranding happen?

The name will be changed next year only and it will be changed while adding a movie word to the name. The new one will be the Paramount Movie Network.

Along with the new name, few contents will shift to another network.

However Yellowstone won’t leave the channel, as it is the most popular series, it will stay there only. It has a regular 5-6 million viewers and is very important in life. Also, the series has been renewed for the 4th season and will be aired as a Cinematic Experience.

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Unscripted ones will be canceled

As the focus is on rebranding and movies, many unscripted ones will be dropped. Like Ink Master, Wife Swap, and Battle of the Fittest Couples will be canceled. But Lip sync Battle and Bar Rescue will move to another network.

The move was the latest change for constantly shifting networks, it was rebranded from Spike in 2018.

When the channel was first launched in 1983, it was known as TNN or The Nashville Network

 

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