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Viacom Is Creating a Full Division Devoted to Branded Content Neils Schuurmans, Dario Spina will run the new unit

Viacom is doing at scale something that TV entertainment companies—especially those with a wide footprint in the unscripted world—are relying heavily on for growth: It's creating a full division devoted…

January 21, 2014, 7:47 PM EST

Ads for Comedy Central's Kroll Show Imagine the Dumbest Awards Show Ever But you'd still probably watch

With those saucy Two Broke Girls hosting and a category that pits the Bible against Sharknado, the People's Choice Awards, airing live Wednesday night on CBS, should be a hoot.…

January 8, 2014, 4:25 PM EST

Stephen Colbert Gets Crackin' as Super Bowl Star for Wonderful Pistachios Two ads will kick off yearlong campaign

At this year's Super Bowl, Wonderful Pistachios will take a break from its usual "what's hot this minute" approach and feature a star with a bit more lasting power: Stephen…

January 7, 2014, 11:31 AM EST

The 5 Best Moments in Web Video This Year What delighted, intrigued, and shocked us in 2013

No industry is changing more quickly than digital video—the world of streaming content has touched every other aspect of entertainment media, whether it's by distributing it more conveniently, adding ads…

December 26, 2013, 6:59 AM EST

Time Warner Cable, Viacom Ink New Carriage Deal Multiyear pact includes provision for streaming app

Five years ago, a nasty carriage feud between Time Warner Cable and Viacom brought Dora the Explorer to tears. This time around, the two sides hashed out a new affiliate…

December 24, 2013, 3:41 PM EST

Comedy Central Orders 3 More Seasons of Tosh.0 Hit viral video show locked in through 2016

Comedy Central has re-upped its biggest ongoing series through 2016. The Viacom network said today that it would purchase three more seasons of Tosh.0, with the popular series' just-inked sixth…

December 10, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

The Top 20 Tumblr Ads of the Year Buzziest brand promos revealed

When Tumblr introduced in-stream sponsored posts last spring, skeptics predicted millennials would flee. But the blogging site soared to 47 million visitors in October, up 42 percent since the ads…

December 8, 2013, 9:44 PM EST

John Oliver Leaves The Daily Show for HBO Veteran comic parlays fill-in host gig into weekly series

John Oliver is leaving The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. The English comedian, who hosted the four-nights-a-week commentary show on Comedy Central during Stewart's absence, will star in a weekly topical…

November 14, 2013, 4:14 PM EST

Loki's Not Feeling the Love From Those AT&T Kids Even in parody, campaign's still pretty cute

Spoofing AT&T's popular "It's Not Complicated" spots, Tom Hiddleston stars as his film character Loki, the villainous adoptive sibling of Thor, in this fun Comedy Central clip touting today's release of…

November 8, 2013, 8:37 AM EST

Comedy Central Is Dismantling Its Digital Wall Content and ads will flow across multiple screens

Can a network merge its digital unit with the rest of the corporate structure? Comedy Central thinks it can—today, the network is announcing it’s done exactly that. The next question,…

October 13, 2013, 11:03 PM EDT

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