Viacom International Studios to Rep Awesomeness Titles


Viacom International Studios (VIS) has become the international distribution partner for a large portfolio of premium series and films within the Awesomeness catalog, and a deal is already in place with RTL Germany for a range of programming.

Under the pact, VIS’s international content sales team will be responsible for representing 18 series and eight films within the Awesomeness portfolio for third-party distribution internationally. This includes the Emmy Award-winning series Zac & Mia; Light as a Feather, starring Peyton List; and You’ve Been Tagged, a social media thriller featuring Noah Centineo.

Lauren Marriott, VP of international content sales at VIS, said: “We are incredibly excited to add the Awesomeness portfolio of high quality and highly compelling scripted series and films to our distribution slate ahead of this year’s MIPTV. We look forward to giving our partners the opportunity to add even more Awesomeness to their schedules that will appeal to Gen Z audiences everywhere.”

“As we continue to reach and engage Gen Z globally, we believe VIS’s expertise and large scale network of distribution partners can help us build our profile and expand our brand footprint worldwide,” said Zachary Slatter, head of distribution for Awesomeness.

The agreement coincides with a new content deal with RTL Germany to launch a selection of Awesomeness programming on its SVOD service TVNOW.

Moritz Pohl, head of VOD content at Mediengruppe RTL, commented: “With TVNOW we recently launched a new full-featured and stand-alone streaming service for the mass market to entertain, inform and move people all over Germany. Thanks to the partnership with Awesomeness and VIMN, we can supplement our exclusive content with high-quality programs for the increasingly important young audience.”