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Topic: Viacom

No Ads for New Nickelodeon Channel (Yet) Programmable kids' net may opt for parent-targeted spots

My Nickelodeon Jr. is set to launch on Verizon in the coming months—and presumably on other systems soon thereafter—but there's one thing you won't be seeing on the network at…

January 15, 2014, 12:25 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 Founder Bob Pittman Is Our First Media Visionary Clear Channel CEO's many incarnations make him a jack of all media

Bob Pittman had no intention of putting lipstick on a pig. The native Southerner and C-suite veteran, who was semi-retired a few years ago and overseeing private equity firm Pilot…

December 15, 2013, 9:59 PM EST

SpongeBob Is Coming to a USPS Mailbox Near You in Nickelodeon's Holiday Push Very square pants, postcards and more

All right, it's been done before, but not for a while: Nickelodeon is partnering with the ever-embattled U.S. Postal Service to promote its long-running children's series SpongeBob SquarePants, in which…

December 9, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

John Oliver Leaves The Daily Show for HBO Veteran comic parlays fill-in host gig into weekly series

John Oliver is leaving The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. The English comedian, who hosted the four-nights-a-week commentary show on Comedy Central during Stewart's absence, will star in a weekly topical…

November 14, 2013, 4:14 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

Mediahub/Mullen Wins VH1 Planning, buying consolidation

Mediahub/Mullen is VH1’s new media agency, following a review. The Viacom network previously worked with Fallon for media planning and Horizon Media for buying. The assignment covers media beyond what Viacom…

November 12, 2013, 7:59 PM EST

VH1 Creates New Mobile/Tablet App VH1 Snack delivers pithy jokes about rock'n'roll

Just as Comedy Central broke down its digital and linear silos earlier this week, VH1 is getting deep into digital content, specifically on mobile. The new iOS app will be available…

October 17, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT

Comedy Central Is Dismantling Its Digital Wall Content and ads will flow across multiple screens

Can a network merge its digital unit with the rest of the corporate structure? Comedy Central thinks it can—today, the network is announcing it’s done exactly that. The next question,…

October 13, 2013, 11:03 PM EDT

The Millennial Male Is Not Who You Think He Is Marketers should take note

It’s the best time in the world to be a millennial man, to hear baby boomers tell it—let your parents or your girlfriend pay the rent, maybe start a useless…

October 6, 2013, 10:39 PM EDT

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