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Friday Sep 12 | Digital Trends

Verizon adds fuel to the cord-cutter fire, readies a la carte Internet-TV for 2015

The race to launch an Internet-based TV service to entice the cable-dropping "cord-cutter" set just keeps heating up. Hot off recent news of Sony's new deal to acquire 22 Viacom networks for its anticipated OTT TV service, Verizon announced its own tentative plans for an Internet-based service, which could include licensing with major broadcasters, among other sources for use with mobile devices.


Related Topix: Verizon Communications, Telecom, Verizon, IT Services, Media, VH1, Television, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures

Thu Sep 11, 2014

New York

Disney, Fox consider joining Sony's Internet TV

Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox Inc. are in discussions to supply Sony Corp. with programming for its planned Internet-based TV service, according to people familiar with the conversations.


Related Topix: TV, Electronics, Viacom, Media, VH1, Television, MTV Networks


MediaCom USA Enlists Thomas Rocco To Lead Subway Business

Rocco joins MediaCom during a time of prodigious growth, represented by the recent addition of eBay and DSW to its client roster and the onboarding of several world-class executives, including "As the Content and Connections Agency, it's vital that MediaCom's leaders are able to bridge the divide between art and science, helping clients build the most productive, consumer-friendly and seamless communications systems," said . "Thomas has done this many times over and brings a diverse career marked by forward-thinking leadership and creative insight.


Related Topix: Hunch, eBay, Startups, Magento, Marketing, Media, Television, MTV Networks

Viacom To Benefit As Strong Ratings Growth At VH1 Drives Network Revenue Near Term

VH1 is Viacom 's popular music channel, which also features music themed shows and lifestyle-based programming. The network saw 16% growth in primetime ratings for the second quarter , benefiting from the success of its shows such as Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta .


Related Topix: Television, MTV Networks, Media, Financial Markets

Wed Sep 10, 2014


Tremor Video Adds Laura Buchman as VP of Publisher Sales

Tremor Video, Inc. , an advertising technology company elevating brand performance across all screens for the world's leading brands and publishers, today announced it has hired Laura Buchman as Vice President of Publisher Sales. In this role, Buchman will be responsible for managing Tremor Video's growing roster of premium publisher partners and extending those relationships to encompass the Company's programmatic solutions.


Related Topix: Viacom, Media, VIA Technologies, VH1, Television, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures


As iPod Classic meets its end, here come the smartrings

Apple stops selling the iPod Classic, Mota wants to sell you a SmartRing, and Sony's online TV service scores Viacom channels. Apple introduced two new iPhones and a Watch, but it kicked the iPod Classic to the curb.


Related Topix: iPod, Viacom, Media, VH1, Television, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures

Sentinel & Enterprise

Uk TV series take root in Acorn streaming service

Here's an offbeat mystery: Why did detective Hercule Poirot's final U.S. small-screen bow come not on his familiar stage, PBS, but on a niche website devoted to streaming British whodunits and dramas? And why did Robert L. Johnson, the business mogul who founded Black Entertainment Television and sold it to Viacom for $3 billion, buy Acorn Media Group and gladden the hearts of Anglophiles everywhere? The answers lie in a company's reinvention of itself when faced with industry changes that presented both threat and opportunity.


Related Topix: Poirot, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Black Entertainment Television, Media, VH1, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures

The Washington Post

Sony Recruits 22 Viacom Networks for Internet TV

Sony Corp. will include 22 networks from Viacom Inc., such as MTV and Nickelodeon, in the Internet- based TV service it's planning. The deal, the first time Viacom has made its shows available for such a service, covers live and on-demand programming, the companies said today in a statement.


Related Topix: Viacom, Media, VH1, Television, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

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Related Topix: Viacom, Media, VH1, Television, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Network Entertainment Announces U.S. Premiere of "I Am Evel Knievel" on Spike TV

Network Entertainment and Spike TV present a revealing look at America's most renowned daredevil, Evel Knievel, in Network's original documentary "I Am Evel Knievel". The 90-minute special will premiere on Spike TV Wednesday, September 10 at 11:00pm ET/PT, 10pm Central.


Related Topix: Butte, MT, Viacom, Media, VH1, Television, MTV Networks

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Business Wire

BET Networks Appoints Pete Danielsen as Executive Vice President

Danielsen, a former Nickelodeon executive, will lead the team responsible for all aspects of program planning, scheduling and acquisitions at BET Networks. He will report to Debra L. Lee, the Chairman and CEO of BET Networks, and will be based in New York.


Related Topix: African-American, Viacom, Media, Television, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures


Youth-focused VICE Media secures $500 million to fund expansion

Youth brand VICE Media has secured $500 million investment from Silicon Valley's Technology Crossover Ventures and A+E Networks to help put content like its recent documentary on Islamic State on more devices, it said on Thursday. The two partners, which each invested $250 million, join investors including Rupert Murdoch and Martin Sorrell's WPP in backing the brand whose counter-culture content and news coverage has struck a chord with young people across magazines, online video, television and movies.


Related Topix: WPP, OgilvyOne, WPP Group, 24/7 Real Media, Advertising, Media, Television, MTV Networks

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Movie Releases, Financial Results, Technical Updates, and Spin Offs - ...

Today, Analysts Review released its research reports regarding Viacom, Inc. , Guess' Inc. , Trinity Industries Inc. , Liberty Interactive Corporation and Chico's FAS Inc. .


Related Topix: Viacom, Media, Apparel, Guess Inc Et Al, Paramount Pictures, Television, MTV Networks

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Viacom Given Neutral Rating at Zacks

's stock had its "neutral" rating reiterated by Zacks in a research note issued to investors on Friday.


Related Topix: Viacom, Media, VH1, Television, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Village Voice

Westboro Baptist Church Will Also Picket Gawker, Buzzfeed, Foursquare, Basically Everybody Else

Last week, we told you that the Westboro Baptist Church, a merry band of noxious trolls with questionable ties to Jesus, is returning to New York to picket the New York Times , Facebook, the Huffington Post, and the 9/11 Memorial Museum.


Related Topix: BuzzFeed, Foursquare, Publishing, Media, New Times, Television, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures

Tue Aug 26, 2014


MTV Competition to Win a Chance to Work on EMAs in Glasgow

MTV's new international multi-platform campaign MTV Breaks is giving talented MTV fans around the world the chance to kick-start a career in the creative industries by offering unprecedented opportunities to work on its high-profile entertainment events.


Related Topix: Viacom, Media, VIA Technologies, Television, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures

Ruidoso News

Nielsen's top prime-time TV shows for Aug. 18-24

ABC and ESPN are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox; NBC is owned by NBC Universal; MTV is owned by Viacom.


Related Topix: Nielsen, Media, Walt Disney, Television, The Walt Disney Company, CBS, Showtime Networks


'Dating Naked' Castmember Sues VH1 for $10M for Showing Her Naked

"Dating Naked" is a dating reality show following the success of Discovery Channel's "Naked and Afraid," but one castmember is apparently a bit miffed at just how much "naked" VH1 broadcast .


Related Topix: Media, VH1, Television, Viacom, VIA Technologies, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

"Dating Naked" blur fail; "GoT" kills to come

It was only a matter of time. "Dating Naked" cast member Jessie Nizewitz, 28, is suing Viacom for failing to blur out her nether regions in a scene that appeared very briefly but not briefly enough on VH1.


Related Topix: Media, VH1, Television, Viacom, VIA Technologies, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures

Daily Mail

Dating Naked contestant sues VH1 for failing to blur out her crotch

A contestant on hit reality show Dating Naked is suing VH1's parent company Viacom for $10million, claiming the network failed to blur out her genitals during a wrestling scene.


Related Topix: Media, VH1, Television, Viacom, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures


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