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Community Star Gillian Jacobs's Biggest Time Suck Is Vine Loves NPR, RuPaul

Who Gillian Jacobs Age 30 Accomplishments Stars as Britta Perry on NBC's Community; appears in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (in theaters March 15); Juilliard graduate Base Los Angeles What’s the first information you consume…

March 6, 2013, 7:09 AM EST

Nickelodeon Keeps the Greenlights Coming and Caters to Tech Advertisers Kids' net finally stops the ratings bleeding

For the first time in a while, Nickelodeon can say that its ratings are recovering—the kids' network is back up 5 percent year-over-year in its key demo after a disastrous free-fall…

February 26, 2013, 5:43 PM EST

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…

February 26, 2013, 3:43 PM EST

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…

January 31, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

Ad of the Day: Sprint Nickelodeon stars sing a holiday medley inside smartphones in this intricately choreographed single-take spot

For the record, Frank Loesser's "Baby It's Cold Outside" is a duet about a guy who spikes his date's eggnog in the hope that she'll stay the night. Christmas! I will…

December 19, 2012, 2:17 PM EST

Nick Targeted in Kids' Privacy Complaint for SpongeBob App Privacy group keeps up pressure on FTC

Hoping to pressure the Federal Trade Commission to step up its enforcement of kids' privacy laws, the Center for Digital Democracy filed a complaint against Nickelodeon and PlayFirst's SpongeBob Diner…

December 17, 2012, 10:03 AM EST

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…

December 14, 2012, 8:12 AM EST

Nick Targeted in Fight Over Food Marketing Guidelines Kiddie net defends itself, citing anti-obesity programs like Birdseye

Now that President Obama has been re-elected, a fight in Washington is heating up again over the effect of food marketing guidelines on curbing childhood obesity. Targeting Nickelodeon, the Food…

December 3, 2012, 3:34 PM EST

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…

November 27, 2012, 5:13 PM EST

Viacom Seeks $250 Million in New Debt to Pay Off Old Debt Money will be used to repurchase shares, repay debts

Sell stocks! Buy bonds! Viacom is offering a quarter-billion dollars' worth of senior debentures—due in 2043—the sale of which will be used to repay some of the network's outstanding debts,…

November 16, 2012, 3:43 PM EST

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