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Topic: Viacom

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…

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…

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…

Businessweek Art Director Richard Turley Leaves for MTV

Announces move on Tumblr

Richard Turley is set to make waves in the design world at a completely new port of call: MTV. The always interesting, sometimes controversial Bloomberg Businessweek art director announced the move…

Viacom, Tumblr Team Up to Offer Co-Branded Campaigns

Partnership starts with MTV Movie Awards

Viacom has been making good use of popular blogging platform Tumblr in the recent past and now it looks like the partnership is official: the two organizations will offer “co-branded…

Google and Viacom Finally Bury the Hatchet

Lengthy appeals process ends

After years of in-court bickering and appeals overturning appeals, Google and Viacom have finally decided to end their lengthy legal squabble over more than 150,000 clips on YouTube of everything…

Nickelodeon's Jim Perry Is Courting More Adult Advertisers

Upfront slate features studio partnerships

Nickelodeon revealed its slate to advertisers yesterday, and while it's all squeaky-clean kids' fare (well, relatively speaking: "As you can see from the reel, bathroom humor still works," observed Nickelodeon…

FCC Cracks Down on Misuse of Emergency Alert Signal in Ads

Slaps Viacom, ESPN and NBCU with largest aggregate penalty

When will advertisers learn not to use the broadcast emergency alert signal in an ad? And when will networks realize the Federal Communications Commission is dead serious about the integrity…

HLN Refocuses on Viral, Social Content

Turner net's big shift comes under new chief Albie Hecht

HLN is drastically switching focus from salacious court coverage to viral-hopeful segments and upbeat coverage of stories like "Is America Ready for a Gay NFL Player?" (not coincidentally also the…

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…

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