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DirecTV Dispute, Programming Weaknesses Dog Viacom in Q3 No 'Jersey Shore' puts MTV 43% down

It looks like the third-quarter ratings verdict is in at Viacom, and it's not pretty. The picture for primetime is particularly grim. MTV is down a painful 43 percent and 46…

October 1, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

The Manscape Economic and cultural trends transform the demo—but guys are just as manly as ever

Men, who needs them? A loaded and age-old question to be sure. But in this case, it wasn’t lobbed by Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan or even Valerie Solanas—or, for a more…

September 24, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

Information Diet: Dean Norris 'Breaking Bad' star a fan of 'The Sopranos' and 'The Wire'

Specs Age 49 Accomplishments Stars as DEA agent Hank Schrader on AMC’s Breaking Bad; appearing in The Frozen Ground, in theaters this November; graduate of Harvard University and the Royal Academy of…

August 24, 2012, 8:14 AM EDT

The Advertising Wars: DirecTV and Viacom Nine ads you'll be seeing a lot of in the next few days

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one corporation to dissolve the bands of finance that have connected it with another, and to assume a martyred…

July 11, 2012, 3:54 PM EDT

No More Viacom on DirecTV War of words begins between cable networks and MSO

Viacom and DirecTV have split over carriage fee negotiations, with 17 million DirecTV customers now without Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and VH1. The faceoff got very public yesterday, and today is…

July 11, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT

Viacom Networks Set to Go Dark on DirecTV Tonight at Midnight Deadline looms for MTV, Comedy Central, Nick

The staring contest between Viacom and DirecTV will end, one way or another, at midnight tonight: the network conglomerate posted on its blog this afternoon that it was ready for…

July 10, 2012, 10:18 AM EDT

Comedy Central Establishes New Division Comedy Central Enterprises to oversee consumer products, touring, home video

It's not just South Park DVDs anymore: Comedy Central has established Comedy Central Enterprises, which will oversee various ancillary businesses of the MTV Networks cable concern, including consumer products, home…

July 9, 2012, 6:47 PM EDT

Viacom Assembles Mobile Ad Sales Team for Music and Entertainment New unit to sell for MTV, VH1, Comedy Central

Viacom tapped the Weather Channel's Pete Chelala and its own Deborah Schlessinger-Brett (formerly director of new business for Nickeolodeon) to run its newly created mobile ad sales team for music…

June 4, 2012, 5:35 PM EDT

Viacom Raises Dividend 10%, Less Than Predicted Media conglomerate continues buying back its own stock

Viacom has increased its shareholder dividend to 27.5 cents, up 10 percent. The increase takes place starting with Viacom's next quarterly dividend, payable July 2. The media conglomerate has driven up…

May 23, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT

Sick Nick a Drag on Viacom Ad Sales Kids net ratings declines remain a concern

Nickelodeon’s ongoing ratings woes were the talk of Viacom’s fiscal second-quarter earnings call, as executives faced a litany of pointed questions about the network’s under-deliveries. Speaking to analysts in a Q&A…

May 3, 2012, 5:43 PM EDT

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