MTV Networks International

  1. Viacom Promotes Robert Bakish to New International CEO Position, Network Focusing On Foreign Markets

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Viacom is looking to deliver on its hopes to further grow its international TV business. The company has promoted Robert Bakish to the newly created position of president and CEO of Viacom International Media Networks. He was previously president ...

  2. Bon Jovi To Receive Prize At MTV Europe Awards

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will receive a Global Icon prize at next month's MTV Europe Music Awards in Madrid, the music channel said. Bruce Gillmer, executive VP of music and talent at MTV Networks International called Bon Jovi "one of the most beloved a ...

  3. MTV Spain Goes Free To Air

    September 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MTV Spain celebrates its 10th anniversary tomorrow (Sept. 16) by going free to air on digital terrestrial television (DTT) at 9pm. At the Madrid presentation today (Sept. 15), Rafael Annechino, the director general of MTV Iberia, told Billboard.bi ...

  4. Madrid To Host MTV EMAs 2010

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International has unveiled Madrid as the host country for the annual MTV Europe Music Awards in 2010. The ceremony, televised live across Europe and also broadcast internationally, will be held on Nov. 7, 2010. It is the second time t ...

  5. MTV Networks Reveals Haiti Relief Plans

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks on Friday revealed details about the Haiti relief telethon it is mounting with actor George Clooney. The two-hour telethon to support the victims of this week's devastating earthquake will be called "Hope for Haiti." It ...

  6. Beyonce Wins Big At MTV EMAs In Berlin

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Beyonce won a hat-trick of awards at the 16th MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) at Berlin's O2 World Arena, which also marked the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The ceremony was also notable for a third MTV EMAs honor for Germa ...

  7. MTV EMAs Host Katy Perry Brings 'Cabaret' To Berlin

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) will be marking 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall when it takes place on Thursday evening (Nov. 5) at the O2 World Arena in Berlin, before an audience of over 17,000. At a press conference today (Nov. 4) ...

  8. Nigerian, Kenyan Acts Dominate MTV Africa Awards

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nigerian and Kenyan artists proved the big winners at the second MTV Africa Music Awards - known as the MAMAs - held in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. Home country favourite Nameless saw his brand of Afro-flavoured hip-hop earn him the best male arti ...

  9. Katy Perry To Return As MTV EMAs Host

    October 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry will host the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) in Berlin next month. Perry is the first to be asked to host two successive shows in the 15-year history of the awards. She presented the 2008 event in Liverpool. The 2009 awards ceremon ...

  10. Green Day, Leona Lewis To Perform At MTV EMAs

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International has unveiled the nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) and the first three confirmed performers at the Berlin ceremony - Green Day, Leona Lewis and Tokio Hotel. The EMAs take place at the O2 World, Berlin on ...

  11. MTV Reveals Best U.K. New Act Nominations

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alt-rock band Florence and the Machine, rapper Tinchy Stryder and pop act La Roux have been named nominees in the 2009 best U.K. and Ireland new act category for the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs). Girl group the Saturdays and pop act Pixie Lott a ...

  12. MTV Snags Global Jay-Z Premiere

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MTV has got the exclusive for the global premiere of the new Jay-Z video "Run This Town," featuring Rihanna and Kanye West. The video will debut on Aug. 20 at 8pm EST across all MTV properties including MTV, MTV2, MTVu, MTV Tr3s, MTV Hit ...

  13. MTV Networks Expands HD Service

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Germany, Hungary and Switzerland have become the latest territories to launch the international high-definition service from MTV Networks International (MTVNI), MTVNHD. The service will be hosted by Deutsche Telekom in Germany, Hello HD in Hungary ...

  14. Latin Briefs: Orfeon, LAMC, Flakiss

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Mexican independent label Orfeon has secured worldwide digital distribution through IODA. Orfeon’s catalog includes Agustin Lara, Celia Cruz, Pedro Infante and many other heritage acts in such genres as cumbia, tejano, vallenato and salsa. The la ...

  15. MTV Networks Japan Launches Streaming Service

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Japan (MTVNJ) has launched a free ad-supported music video streaming service on its MTVJapan.com site. Music videos from Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group are now available to view at no cost and without the need to registe ...

  16. MTV Networks Snags Global Green Day Exclusive

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International will be the global on-air and online outlet for the premiere of Green Day's new video "Know Your Enemy" (Reprise) on April 24. It is the lead single from their long-awaited new set "21st Century Break ...

  17. Global Shake-Up For MTV Programming

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks International has unveiled plans to introduce new music programming formats focusing on new acts and live performances, which will be broadcast across 62 MTV channels in 162 countries. The MTV World Stage format will feature live perf ...

  18. MTV Honor, Digital Sales Record For Leona Lewis

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop act Leona Lewis has achieved double platinum status with MTV Networks International for "Bleeding Love" (Syco/Sony BMG). Her cover of Snow Patrol's "Run" has also earned the biggest first week sale for a digital-o ...

  19. MTV EMAs Web Traffic Revealed

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks International has unveiled its figures for Web traffic, online voting and mobile downloads for last month's MTV Europe Music Awards. The event was staged in Liverpool on Nov. 6 and performers included Pink, The Killers, Beyonce a ...

  20. Berlin To Host 2009 MTV EMAs

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks International has unveiled Berlin as the city that will host the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) on Nov. 5. It will be the fourth time that the awards ceremony, which is broadcast on MTV across Europe and screened in the U.S., has ...

  21. MTV Networks Partners With Philippines Tourism

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks International has partnered with the Philippines Department of Tourism (PDOT) to launch MTV Revelations, a global campaign targeted at encouraging young people to include the Philippines in their travel itineraries. The campaign will ...

  22. McCartney To Be Honored AT MTV EMAs

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sir Paul McCartney is to be honored with a one-off ultimate legend award at the 15th MTV Europe Music Awards, which is held Nov. 6 in Liverpool. The former Beatle is due to attend the show. Speaking at a press conference held earlier today in the ...

  23. Kanye, Estelle Sign Up To MTV Europe Music Awards

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International has added Kanye West and U.K. urban artist Estelle to its line-up of performers at the MTV Europe Music Awards at Liverpool Echo Arena on Nov. 6. The pair will duet on Estelle's hit "American Boy" (Homesch ...

  24. Take That Comeback At MTV Europe Music Awards

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Take That has joined the line-up for the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held on Nov. 6 at Liverpool's Echo Arena. It will be a return to the MTV Awards stage for the boy band, which performed at the very first MTV EMAs, stag ...

  25. MTV Taps Bierer For Digital Exec Post

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International appointed Gideon Bierer to the post of executive VP of digital media. He was formerly senior VP of the same, and has led the company's digital team since 2005. Based in New York, Bierer oversees the strategy and exe ...

  26. Gillmer Steps Up AT MTVNI

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International (MTVNI) has promoted Bruce Gillmer to senior VP of talent and music. He was previously senior VP of music/music programming for MTV Networks in the U.S. Gillmer, who has worked for MTV Networks for 21 years, will continu ...

  27. MTVNI Scores Exclusive Oasis Gig Broadcast

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International will exclusively broadcast Oasis' sold-out concert at London's Wembley Arena live-to-air at 9pm on MTV One on Oct. 16 in the U.K. and Ireland. It will be the first broadcast of the tour for the U.K. rock act� ...

  28. Campo Dall'Orto Steps Up At MTVNI

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International (MTVNI) has promoted Antonio Campo Dall'Orto to executive VP of music brands. Campo Dall'Orto will continue in his current responsibilities as managing director of MTVN Europe South, which covers Italy, France, ...

  29. MTV Rolls Out HD Service

    September 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International (MTVNI) is launching an international High Definition service on Sept. 15 in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Poland and Sweden. The MTV Networks High Definition (MTVNHD) channel will debut at 12 noon (CET) with 30 Sec ...

  30. MTV And Vodafone Offer Multi-Platform "Soundbites"

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International has extended its relationship with wireless carrier Vodafone by launching Vodafone Soundbites, a new multi-platform series distributed on TV, online and on mobile. The 21-episode series of three-minute "Soundbites&q ...

  31. Batties Heads Home To MTV

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International and Discovery Channels veteran Rebecca Batties takes over as GM of music brands at MTV Networks Australia and New Zealand, effective Aug. 25. MTV says she will lead the programming, production, creative marketing, commun ...

  32. MTV, Swatch Team On User Generated Shows

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International has extended its multi-million dollar contract with Swiss watchmaker Swatch, covering the latest series of MTV's user-generated content program, "MTV's Best. Show. Ever." Through the cross-platform pa ...

  33. Shazam Recruits Orange Exec Pride

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Shazam, the mobile-to-Web music services provider, has recruited Dominic Pride from Orange as director of product marketing. Until recently, Pride was head of music market development for Orange's content division. His role at London-based Sh ...

  34. MTV Networks To Host Free Concert In Malta

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks International has announced a three-year deal with the government of Malta to host a free summer music concert. The so-called "Isle of MTV" concert will occur in June 2008, and the Malta Tourism Authority will host a three-d ...

  35. Microsoft Strikes Euro Content Deals With Sony BMG, MTV

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Microsoft has beefed up the pan-European content offering for its free, video-on-demand Internet channel, MSN Video, through separate deals struck with MTV Networks International and Sony BMG. Through the agreements, unveiled this morning at a med ...

  36. Ludacris, Akon Play Dubai For MTV Arabia Launch

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Hip hop star Ludacris and soul singer Akon will perform Nov. 15 at an exclusive concert in Dubai, which will form part of the launch celebrations for MTV's new Arabic entertainment and lifestyle channel. The concert, which will also feature a ...

  37. MTV EMAs Come To Liverpool In 2008

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Liverpool, the northern English city which was the birthplace of the Beatles, has been chosen to host the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards, organizers said today. The 15th annual event will take place at the 10,600-capacity Echo Arena on Nov. 6, 2008. ...

  38. MTV Tunes-In To Arabian Channel

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV is poised to launch what it bills as the first-ever free-to-air youth entertainment and lifestyle channel serving the Middle East region. The new channel, MTV Arabia, will go live on Nov. 17, through a long-term licensing partnership between M ...

  39. MTV Israel Goes Online

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV is launching in Israel this month as an online service, through a partnership with local TV and digital media firm Ananey Communications. An initiative of MTV Networks International's Emerging Markets group, MTV Israel arrives as a Hebrew ...

  40. Names Added To MTV EMA Bill

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Nov. 1 MTV Europe Music Awards' artist line-up is taking shape. Will.i.am and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger will perform together on Munich's OlympiaHalle stage for the music TV broadcaster's flagship European awards event, o ...

  41. MTV Ukraine Goes Live

    September 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International today launched MTV Ukraine, providing the eastern European market with a dedicated 24-hour cable and satellite channel and Web site. Around three million households will have access to the advertiser-funded network, acco ...

  42. Snoop Dogg In The House For MTV EMAs

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg will take the mic as host of the MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 1 at Munich's OlympiaHalle. Organizers are keeping quiet on the line-up, apart from today confirming performances from American rock staple Foo Fighters and ...

  43. iTunes Strikes U.K. Distribution Pact With MTV

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer has made a series of deals to distribute TV shows for purchase from the U.K. version of the iTunes Music Store. Viacom-owned MTV Networks International has reached an agreement with Apple, which will see programs from MTV, Nickelode ...

  44. Okosi Rises At MTV Africa

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Alex Okosi has been appointed to the new role of senior VP & managing director of MTV Networks Africa. Okosi will now be responsible for all aspects of MTV Networks Africa's business operations, including growing MTV Networks Internationa ...

  45. Isle Of MTV 2007 Comes To Malta

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Malta is set to play host to MTV Networks International's annual festival, Isle Of MTV. It will take place on July 26 in the Mediterranean island's capital city, Valletta. Now in its sixth year, Isle Of MTV is a multi-date club tour clim ...

  46. MTV Ups Duo In Chase For Asian Growth

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International has made two key Singapore-based promotions. Amit Jain, previously the Mumbai, India-based executive VP/managing director of MTV Networks, India, takes the newly created position of executive vp/managing director of MTV ...

  47. Viacom Sells MTV, VH1 Russia For $360M

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV's Russia business has changed hands for $360 million. Wayfarer Media Limited, the holding company of the MTV Russia and VH1 Russia TV networks, has been acquired by Estermina Ltd, a company acting on behalf of Russian diversified media co ...

  48. Mobile Meffys Awards To Be Handed Out

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile-music ventures involving Christine Aguilera, Lily Allen, Ludacris, Sugababes and Dirty Pretty Things are up for trophies at this year's Meffys, the international mobile entertainment annual awards ceremony. Sony Ericsson's 2006 pa ...

  49. MTV Int' Names Rourke CFO

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul Rourke has been appointed senior VP and CFO of MTV Networks International. Until recently, Rourke has served with MTVN as senior VP, corporate finance. Rourke will continue to be based in N.Y., where he will report to MTV Networks executive V ...

  50. Mossing Promoted To MTV Nordic Top Job

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International (MTVNI) has promoted ad sales executive Lars Mossing to GM, MTV Networks Nordic, with effect from May 5. Among his duties, Mossing will be responsible for increasing the broadcaster's digital media presence across t ...

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