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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

A Look Back at a Week's Worth of Programming News 'Bones' won't be buried, dance with yourself until you Yahoo

I don't know if you've heard, but various television networks are having these upfront presentations, and they range from entertainingly professional industry demonstrations with some expensive production flourishes to utter bacchanals. The broadcast…

April 28, 2012, 4:53 PM EDT

MTV's Upfront Features New Comedies, Alicia Keys Network previews 'Snooki and JWoww vs. the World'

"This is where Justin Bieber got his start," MTV's on-air personality Sway Calloway reminded the audience at the network's upfront presentation on Thursday evening. As the TV world's broadcast presentations get…

April 27, 2012, 9:02 AM EDT

The Viacom Corporation Gets a Blog Multinational entertainment combine can now tell us about that girl at work it has a crush on

Viacom, the owner of Comedy Central, MTV, BET, VH1, Nickelodeon and movie studio Paramount, now has a blog. Initial posts at blog.viacom.com are fairly promising by corporate blog standards, with a…

March 12, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT

MTV Debuts Social TV Mobile App at Mobile World Congress Partners with AKQA to target youth across the pond

Television may soon regain its place as a social linchpin—at least for those in MTV's youth demographic. Gone (for the most part) are the days when family members would gather…

February 28, 2012, 4:26 PM EST

Viacom Ad Sales Drop 3 Percent Nickelodeon slump, soft scatter market take their toll

The soft scatter market has taken a bite out of Viacom’s wallet, as the entertainment conglomerate reported a 3 percent drop in advertising dollars in the last quarter of 2011. In…

February 2, 2012, 6:11 PM EST

Beavis and Butt-head Even More Degenerate in Real Life Kevin Kirkpatrick's scary prosthetic models

There's something creepy about cartoon characters come to life as prosthetic models—it's like a detour to a special part of the Uncanny Valley. The latest example are these crazy-looking Beavis…

January 20, 2012, 12:11 PM EST

Gang-Tackling TV’s Ratings Roster Be it on broadcast or cable, football is the only game in town

Television is a football-delivery mechanism that occasionally transmits the odd episode of NCIS, so it should come as no surprise that National Football League and college games accounted for the…

December 29, 2011, 6:53 AM EST

MTV Extends 'Sex Is No Accident' Print Ads Into Video Unlikely couplings, now in full motion

Last spring, Grey Germany put out some print PSAs for MTV in the form of multipanel cartoons reminding you that "sex is no accident," so you should always be prepared…

December 19, 2011, 10:43 AM EST

Vice Gets Corporate Poaches new revenue chief from MTV

In Vice Media’s continuing effort to transform itself from a fringe youth magazine into what its founders hope will be a global media empire, the company is now poaching from…

September 28, 2011, 8:01 PM EDT

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