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Topic: MTV

Vevo Launches Linear Web Network With an Eye on Cable

Music videos, programmed by humans, 24 hours a day

Music videos are coming back to your TV, 24 hours a day. MTV has nothing to do with it. And neither do any computer algorithms. Instead, Vevo, which was built as the…

A la Carte Wars: Cablevision Sues Viacom for Bundling

MSO goes to the mattresses over widespread industry practice

In an apparent bid to set a legal precedent, Cablevision on Tuesday announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Viacom for “bundling,” the practice by which programmers force distributors…

Twitter Yawns at Jeep Hack Attack

And was Burger King actually a big winner?

.@jeep Glad everything is back to normal. — BurgerKing (@BurgerKing) February 19, 2013 Per Socialbakers, Burger King netted 30,000 Twitter followers when the brand's account on the site was hacked yesterday. But when…

George Lois Gets CLIO Lifetime Achievement Award

Brash ad legend reflects on an epic career

George Lois can add one more line to his long list of honors—the 2013 CLIO Lifetime Achievement Award.  "When you get an award, they're all exciting as hell, and CLIO is…

Nickelodeon Ad Sales a Drag on Viacom Earnings

Media giant ramps up development in bid to halt ratings skid

This morning's look back on the last quarter was not much fun for Viacom. Revenue was down 16 percent to $3.31 billion, earnings declined to $461 million, and per-share earnings…

Fast Chat: Angela Courtin

Exec discusses new Aegis Story Lab

In 2011, Aegis hired Angela Courtin to lead its branded content practice. Late last year, the media network spun out her team as a separate offering, dubbed The Story Lab.…

Shows to Argue About Over Christmas Leftovers [Video Gallery]

Because you've already argued about everything else

Here, gentle reader, is the thing: you're going to argue with your family over the holidays. You know you are. For many of you, the debates began over your Christmas dinner…

Analyst on Beleaguered Viacom Stock: 'It's Far and Away My Most Screaming Buy'

Nick, Comedy Central, MTV parent is down but not nearly out

Here is a tale designed to stress out even the most unflappable investor: once upon a time, there was a cable conglomerate with some major ratings problems. Its kids' network…

Viacom Appoints Wade Davis CFO; Jimmy Barge Out

Big changes ahead for entertainment conglomerate

Jimmy Barge is out and Wade Davis is in the top financial spot at Viacom. Davis will take over as CFO after a brief period of transition between the two…

Viacom Revenue Down, Earnings Up, Investors Concerned

Analyst: 'Is MTV broken?'

Analysts have changed tone about Viacom, the owner of MTV, Nickeolodeon, Comedy Central, VH1 and BET. Barclay's media guru Anthony DiClemente was the most poilite of the bunch, congratulating Viacom…

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