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Topic: MTV

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…

Why MTV Doesn't Play Music Videos Anymore

Maybe it's good they don't after all

This video explaining (in a crude and not brand-sanctioned way) why MTV doesn't play music videos anymore has been making the rounds this week, because clearly the ex-music network's transformation…

MTV Taps Daniels to Head Programming

Janollari out; former Lifetime exec has Buffy, Army Wives on her resume

Out with David Janollari, in with Susanne Daniels at MTV. The president of programming is leaving his post (the network characterized the departure as Janollari's decision) and will be replaced…

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…

Fast Chat: Kraft's Bough on iD Gum's Deal With MTV

Brand follows Pepsi in use of multi-screen tech

Kraft’s iD Gum last night became the first brand to use MTV’s Reverb technology during scripted programming, namely the season finale of Awkward. Previously, Pepsi and Verizon Wireless used the…

Taylor Swift and Kanye West Headline MTV's VMA Promos

Pink, Alicia Keys, One Direction also get face time

Taylor Swift and Kanye West, whose fracas at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards remains one of the most pathetic incidents in TV history, are reuniting at the 2012 VMAs,…

The End of 'Jersey Shore' Approacheth

Hit reality series' sixth season will be its last

All you people looking to watch attractive people doing inadvisable things on television, look out. You will have slightly fewer options in 2013. MTV's Jersey Shore has gone from a…

MTV, Twitter Look for Next Beyonce Baby Bump

Network, social net partner to deliver real-time data on key moments during VMAs

MTV has always been about identifying the hottest trends at the moment (or even better, before) they permeate mainstream pop culture. Now with its live awards shows, including next week's…

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…

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