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Viacom, DirecTV Settle Carriage War 26 networks restored after protracted spat

Viacom has reached an agreement with DirecTV after a 10-day blackout that shut 20 million subscribers out of popular networks Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon, and two dozen others. The…

July 20, 2012, 6:26 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

Portrait: Ypulse Market researchers focus is helping brands get a handle on youth culture

Specs Who Jake Katz, general manager; Dan Coates, president What Youth market research firm Where New York offices Dan Coates, president of Ypulse, is the first to admit that probing the lives and…

June 28, 2012, 6:46 AM EDT

The CW Wraps Upfront Deals; Turner Joins the Fray Digital packages boost ratings-challenged broadcaster

The CW is the first network to finish writing its upfront business, taking in approximately $400 million to $410 million in advance commitments for the 2012-13 TV season. Volume was…

June 7, 2012, 2:38 PM EDT

MTV Launches Teen Wolf: The Hunt on Facebook New social game/experience includes original scripted content from show's creators

As most Teen Wolf lovers know, just watching the show's episodes on TV or online doesn’t nearly cut it. You need to chat with other fans. You need to tweet…

June 4, 2012, 8:00 AM 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

Flaming Lips Tries to Top Jay-Z's 8 Shows in 24 Hours Band to challenge rapper's record as promo for MTV's O Music Awards

Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne has been performing with the same group for over 30 years, but he has absolutely no problem innovating. On Wednesday, Coyne announced via Twitter that…

May 23, 2012, 11:40 AM EDT

The 10 Best Upfront Presentations (So Far) From robots to an attempted seduction by Jennifer Love Hewitt, some nets really know how to party

The upfronts are supposed to be an opportunity for cable and broadcast networks—and now digital content providers—to unveil their slates of new programming before an audience of advertising executives, in…

May 17, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

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