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Topic: Comedy Central

Stephen Colbert Named Successor to David Letterman

Comedy Central mainstay signs 5-year pact with CBS

Stephen Colbert is moving three blocks east—and light-years from basic cable. The 49-year-old linchpin of Comedy Central’s long-running series The Colbert Report has been tapped to succeed David Letterman as the host…

David Letterman Announces His Retirement During Late Show Taping

Host will step down when contract expires in late 2015

Wake the kids and phone the neighbors, because David Letterman is hanging it up after his contract expires at the end of next year. The 33-year late night veteran and host…

A Recent History of the Heckler's Veto

From #IStandWithPhil to #CancelColbert

The television world has weathered quite a few controversies in the last several months, many of which have one disturbing thing in common: They are fomented and sustained by people…

Viacom, Tumblr Team Up to Offer Co-Branded Campaigns

Partnership starts with MTV Movie Awards

Viacom has been making good use of popular blogging platform Tumblr in the recent past and now it looks like the partnership is official: the two organizations will offer “co-branded…

Google and Viacom Finally Bury the Hatchet

Lengthy appeals process ends

After years of in-court bickering and appeals overturning appeals, Google and Viacom have finally decided to end their lengthy legal squabble over more than 150,000 clips on YouTube of everything…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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