Friday Sep 12
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.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
New York Business.com
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
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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.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
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.
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.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
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. .
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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 .
Fri Aug 22, 2014
"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.
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.