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TV Bosses Say Ratings Won't Stop Being Awful Anytime Soon Er, sorry, 'trending downward'

Now is the winter of our discontent, made that much colder by the absence of the ad dollars that everyone in the TV world swore would come back in scatter. They…

November 24, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

What Did TV CEOs Tell Investors About the Weak Ad Market? Telcos, cars and CPG underspent on television

Now that second-quarter earnings are over for the media sector, we can finally take a good look at what senior media company executives actually said on calls to investors when…

August 20, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

Viacom Sees a Softer Scatter Market in November, Recovers in December Dauman says ratings are up again, especially at Nick

Viacom's Q4 earnings call included the first discussion of scatter cable prices so far, with the company reporting a 3 percent increase in the market "tempered somewhat by ratings at…

January 30, 2014, 4:07 PM EST

Time Warner Cable, Viacom Ink New Carriage Deal Multiyear pact includes provision for streaming app

Five years ago, a nasty carriage feud between Time Warner Cable and Viacom brought Dora the Explorer to tears. This time around, the two sides hashed out a new affiliate…

December 24, 2013, 3:41 PM EST

MTV Networks Come Back With Stronger Ad Sales Than Last Year Dauman cites increased retail spend, better programming

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman was upbeat on Wednesday's earnings call, and had reason to be: the network's fortunes on the ad sales front at MTV Networks, which has had a…

November 14, 2013, 10:19 AM EST

Viacom's Upfront Dollars and FY Q3 Ad Revenue Are Up Pushing affiliate fees as a main source of growth

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman told investors on today's third-quarter earnings call that the company's TV division managed to secure mid-single-digit volume increases at its adult television networks division during this year's…

August 2, 2013, 10:43 AM EDT

Cablevision, Viacom War Could Cost a Bundle Few visible clues to be unearthed in heavily-redacted complaint

Cablevision, which is suing Viacom for illegally bundling its networks, on Thursday released a heavily-redacted version of its complaint against the cable conglomerate, which includes the charge that Viacom threatened…

March 8, 2013, 7:23 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

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

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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