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Viacom/CBS International and Fremantle Team for Short-Form ‘Balcony Stories’

Series Debuts on MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, Paramount Networks, BET and Spike, and on Digital Platforms Across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia

ViacomCBS International Studios is teaming with Fremantle on a short-form series called “Balcony Stories” that celebrates the positive and creative ways that people have been reacting to the coronavirus pandemic. The logline: Produced by VIS in collaboration with Fremantle, the program will leverage “user-generated content from both audience and talent, redefining the role of the users by transforming them into active storytellers and the protagonists of their shows. All around the world, people have opened their balconies and their homes to share their special moments with us, and those moments are part of “Balcony Stories.”

Raffaele Annecchino, president of ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA, said: “Sharing the fun and emotional stories that we are all living can underline even more the fact that we are still all together, reflecting the empathy, creativity, and positive vibes from around the world. With ‘Balcony Stories,’ we want to celebrate this positive attitude.”

“Balcony Stories” debuts tomorrow on MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, Paramount Networks, BET and Spike, as well as on digital platforms across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, the content will be localized into 27 versions and will air across 130 countries. Each weekday will feature four stories between one and two minutes in length. A best-of edition will run for 20 minutes each Saturday.