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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

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

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