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Topic: Comedy Central

Fast Chat: Key & Peele

The Comedy Central stars get serious about being funny

Comedy Central's Key & Peele is one of those home-grown oddities you only get on a network that develops not just comedy, but individual comedians. The series has only a couple…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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