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Topic: Viacom

Viacom’s Downturns Have Gotten So Predictable They’re an Easy Buck for Investors Conglom is trying to figure out the multiplatform game

As usual, Viacom is doomed. People have been preaching the End of Days for the company since Tom Freston left and was replaced by Philippe Dauman in 2006, and yet it…

November 10, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

Alibaba Is in Talks With U.S. Movie Studios to Stream in China Goes shopping for rights after big IPO

Alibaba founder Jack Ma, fresh off his company's record-breaking $22 billion public stock offering, is shopping for U.S. movies to stream online in China. Ma and a group of Alibaba…

October 24, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT

US TV Networks Seek to Grow By Expanding Internationally Reach is integral to their bottom lines

On the eve of network TV executives’ annual pilgrimage this week to Cannes, France, for the global programming bazaar known as Mipcom, Viacom announced last Wednesday it will launch men’s…

October 12, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT

Evolve Media Acquires AfterEllen.com Says brands want to target LGBT audience

Evolve Media today purchased the LGBT women's lifestyle site AfterEllen.com from Viacom for an undisclosed sum.  "It adds scale, unique affinity, and a unique additional interest and focus on the LGBT community…

October 7, 2014, 6:50 PM EDT

Mediahub/Mullen Named Media Lead for TV Land Other review finalist was Fallon

Mediahub/Mullen won its second piece of Viacom media planning and buying business, with the addition of agency-of-record status for TV Land. Last November, the media arm of the Interpublic agency…

August 25, 2014, 9:37 AM EDT

TV Gets Undressed VH1’s Dating Naked is the latest stripped-down series to seduce viewers

To say that this wedding is unconventional doesn’t quite capture the essence of the nuptials of reality show contestants Ashley and Alika. First off, the bride and groom met with the…

August 24, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT

From Birthday Suit to Lawsuit Cast member of VH1's Dating Naked wants $10 million for show's failure to blur

Jessie Nizewitz was prepared to bare it all for VH1’s summer series Dating Naked. But the 28-year-old contestant from Long Island says she didn’t realize that her most private parts,…

August 22, 2014, 9:36 AM EDT

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

Hulu Gains Exclusive Rights to Stream 'South Park' Will host full archive and new episodes in $80 million deal

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, co-creators of the long-running Comedy Central animated show South Park, have struck an exclusive deal with Hulu to host the series—including its 244-episode archive as…

July 14, 2014, 10:56 AM EDT

MTV's Newest Series Include the Amazingly Titled Slednecks One Bad Choice, Beyond Dance also in upfront lineup

MTV isn't getting off the kids-behaving-badly kick: after Jersey Shore and Buckwild, the network is going for a third locale filled with colorful young people, set in Alaska, called Slednecks. The…

April 24, 2014, 5:02 PM EDT

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