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Topic: Nickelodeon

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…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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,…

Information Diet: Chuck Todd

NBC's chief White House correspondent taps into Twitter, downloads newspapers on his iPad

Specs Age 40 Accomplishments NBC News political director and chief White House correspondent; host of The Daily Rundown on MSNBC Base Washington, D.C. What’s the first information you consume in the morning? I wake up somewhere…

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…

Earnings and Ratings Down, Viacom Declares Victory in DirecTV Spat

Analyst: When will you start firing people?

Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone began Friday's Viacom earnings call by praising company CEO Philippe Dauman for his role in the carriage dispute with DirecTV last month. "Philippe has been a…

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