Sunday Jul 13
Several books are being adapted into TV shows
MTV is moving forward with what it hopes will be its own Game of Thrones. The younger-skewing cable network has picked up its adaptation of Terry Brooks' Shannara straight to series with a 10-episode order, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
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Mon Jul 07, 2014
San Mateo Daily Journal
Publishing company launching first books: Burlingame's Incanto Press' ...
Right in Burlingame's backyard is a new publishing company that's combining technology and literature and headed by a Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
New MTV Study Finds Young People to be Redefining Patriotism
MTV, a division of Viacom , today unveiled its new research study, "Millennials & #Merica," uncovering a significant shift by young people away from the traditional concept of unquestioning patriotism to a more balanced definition of what it means to be an "American" today - proud of country but highly attuned to its strengths and weaknesses.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Sumner Redstone's 'Live-In Girlfriend' is Suing His 'Former Protegee' for $1 Million
"Sumner Redstone, the majority owner of CBS and Viacom, is being dragged into a bitter court battle between [his current girlfriend] and his former protegee," writes Richard Johnson in his column in the New York Post.
Transformers Engine Cranks, but Still Won't Start
NEW YORK -- For a movie as big and as costly as Transformers: Age of Extinction , you would think all of the pieces would work together and fit to make the year's biggest blockbuster.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Suit Challenging Cable Bundling Survives Motion to Dismiss
Cable subscribers, tired of being forced to purchase more obscure channels like VH1 Classic and Teen Nick in order to get their nightly Daily Show fix on Comedy Central, should be encouraged by a recent antitrust decision out of the Southern District of New York.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Viacom Now Covered by Jefferies Group
The firm set a "buy" rating on the stock. VIAB has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports.
MTV Bringing Back 'TRL' for One Day
MTV is bringing back the popular music video countdown show Total Request Live - but there's a twist: It's only for one day.
Mon Jun 23, 2014
Chris Doyle Transforms Times Square Into a Flourishing Canyon with...
Chris Doyle will transform the concrete jungle of New York City's Times Square into a flourishing canyon landscape for three minutes every night in July as part of Midnight Moment.
Cablevision bid to end Viacom's forced channel bundling survives challenge
A federal judge rejected Viacom's motion to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit filed by Cablevision, which is trying to end Viacom's practice of imposing a financial "penalty" on companies that try to distribute its most popular popular channels without also licensing its less desirable ones.