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  1. Backbeat Byte: Theophilus London on His SpongeBob Apparel Line: 'It’s a Dream Come True Collaborating With Him'

    June 26, 2013 2:05 PM EDT Hip-hop, cartoons and the Hamptons make for strange bedfellows, but they combined for a great day last Saturday (June 22), when Nickelodeon hosted a private party with rapper Theophilus London celebrating the launch of the SpongeBob x LVRS appa ...

  2. Viacom and Warner Partner to Develop New Latin Talent, Isabella Castillo First Signing

    March 21, 2013 5:55 PM EDT Warner Music Latina and Viacom International Media Networks of the Americas (VIMN) have signed an exclusive distribution and expanded-rights partnership to develop the network’s roster of new music acts for the Latin market. Register today for t ...

  3. Video Game Company THQ Files for Bankruptcy, Up for Sale

    December 19, 2012 11:45 PM EST THQ Inc., a video game company that licenses several of Hollywood's TV and movie properties, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday and said it will sell its business. Wednesday's revelation sent THQ's stock 74 percent lower on volume th ...

  4. Viacom, DirecTV Reach New Carriage Agreement

    July 20, 2012 7:21 AM EDT Viacom and DirecTV have reached a new carriage agreement, they said early Friday. The deal ends a two-week standoff that led to a blackout of such networks as MTV, Comedy Central, BET and Nickelodeon in the about 20 million homes of the satellite ...

  5. Viacom Blocks Online Episodes in DirecTV Carriage Fee Dispute

    July 12, 2012 8:36 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Viacom is ramping up its war with DirecTV over how much it is paid for shows including "The Daily Show" and "SpongeBob SquarePants." Unfortunately, its latest tactic is causing some collateral damage. Viacom on ...

  6. DirecTV Drops 26 Viacom Channels Following Carriage Fee Negotiation Impasse

    July 11, 2012 7:33 AM EDT Satellite TV operator DirecTV today dropped 26 Viacom channels from its service following negotiation impasse over the network's carriage fees. Those include music channels MTV, BET, VH1, CMT as well as Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. DirecTV ...

  7. Viacom Stock Rating Cut by Analyst, Cites 'Ongoing Ratings Weakness'

    July 10, 2012 7:47 AM EDT UBS analyst John Janedis on Tuesday downgraded his rating on Viacom's stock from "buy" to "neutral" citing "concerns related to ongoing ratings weakness" at Nickelodeon and MTV. "While the stock is cheap&quo ...

  8. Colleen Fitzpatrick - a.k.a. Vitamin C - Named VP of Music at Nickelodeon

    March 21, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Nickelodeon today named Colleen Fitzpatrick -- a.k.a. the singer formerly known as Vitamin C, behindhits like "Graduation" and "Smile" --its new vice president of music, tasking her with overseeing all music recording, producti ...

  9. Viacom Launches New Blog

    March 12, 2012 8:34 PM EDT Viacom, the corporate parent of MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, to name a few of their networks, launches a new blog Tuesday (March 12). Blog.Viacom.com will feature contributions from employees in every sector of the company, ...

  10. Germans To Pay For MTV

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MTV Germany will only be available via pay-TV from Jan. 1, 2011. MTV Networks Germany's channel will shift from free-to-air access to all major German operators' digital subscription packages. The sister music channel VIVA will remain on ...

  11. Top Kids TV Franchises For Soundtrack Sales

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kids TV has been the launching pad for everyone from Justin Timberlake to Miley Cyrus, and both The Disney Channel and Nick have learned that music programming is good for ratings and ancillary revenue from soundtrack sales. Below are the top five ...

  12. 'Suena Conmigo' Production To Begin Next Month

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Nickelodeon Latin America, Televisa and Illusion Studios will begin co-production in Buenos Aires next month on tween musical novela "Sueña Conmigo." Casting has begun for the 120 episodes executive produced by Sofia Ioannou, managing di ...

  13. Ad Recovery Remains Elusive For MTV Nets

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST The advertising marketplace in the fourth quarter began limping down the long road to recovery, as was demonstrated by earnings reports issued by a half-dozen media companies over the course of the last 10 days. And while some programmers have cov ...

  14. Latin Briefs: Jorge Villamizar, MTV, Selena

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST - Colombian singer-songwriter Jorge Villamizar has signed a new worldwide management deal with The Sixth House. The next solo album from the ex-Bacilos frontman, who just won a Latin Grammy for his co-write of Luis Enrique's "Yo No Sé Ma ...

  15. Manager Larry Rudolph Signs Nickelodeon's Victoria Justice

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Singer/actress Victoria Justice, star of Nickelodeon’s upcoming new series “Victorious,” has signed for music representation with ReignDeer Entertainment, headed by music veteran Larry Rudolph. A co-production between Nickelodeon and Columbia/Epic ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Viacom Profit Slumps With Charges, Ad Troubles

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Viacom Inc, owner of MTV Networks and Paramount movie studio, reported sharply lower fourth quarter earnings, battered by an advertising slump, poor ratings at some of its key TV networks and a softening DVD market. Viacom's results for the q ...

  18. Viacom, Time Warner Cable Strike Deal

    January 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST After running past the initial midnight deadline and into 2009, Viacom and Time Warner Cable reached a tentative deal to keep MTV Networks' 19 channels on the MSO's 13.3 million households nationwide. Although Viacom threatened to shut o ...

  19. Blackout Looms As Time Warner, Viacom Talks Stall

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Viacom Inc and Time Warner Cable remained at a standoff on Wednesday, but were hopeful that top executives would step in to resolve a dispute that threatens to prevent more than 13 million U.S. subscribers from seeing "Dora the Explorer" ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Nick Signs 'Zoey 101' Star To Music Deal

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nickelodeon has signed "Zoey 101" star Victoria Justice to a talent and music deal, which slates the 15-year-old actress to star in her own comedy series where she'll play a student at a school for the performing arts. The still-unt ...

  22. Former Warner Oz Chief James Heads For Pay TV

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Shaun James, one-time chairman and CEO of Warmer Music Australia, has been appointed head of music channels at pay TV production company XYZ Entertainment. Jointly owned by pay-TV networks Austar and Foxtel, XYZ produces music channels V, V2, Max ...

  23. Ole To Administer Studio B

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Vancouver-based Studio B Productions has signed a worldwide television music administration agreement with Canada's ole. Studio B's current properties include George of the Jungle (Cartoon Network U.S. and Teletoon); Ricky Sprocket - Sho ...

  24. VH1 Gears Up For Black History Month

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST VH1's family of cable channels will debut new music-related programming throughout February to celebrate Black History Month. On VH1: *Three new biographies in the "Rags to Riches" documentary series will focus on the childhoods and ...

  25. Those Yummy Nick Tunes Set For Mass Consumption

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST It creeps up on you unexpectedly during the least convenient moments -- at a work lunch, say, or while waiting at the interminable line at Mozza. Worst yet, once it catches you, it won't let go. "There's a party in my tummy! So yumm ...

  26. Nickelodeon Preps 'The Backyardigans' Release, Tour

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nickelodeon's preschooler favorite, "The Backyardigans," will expand beyond the small screen with a third CD that drops Jan. 22 and a 50-city live theatrical tour starting March 28. On Jan. 14, Nickelodeon will premiere an hour-long ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Cohn Named Senior VP At Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group has named Doug Cohn senior VP of music marketing and talent. Cohn is based in New York and will report to Pam Kaufman, chief marketing officer and Paula Kaplan, executive VP of talent and West Coast GM. Cohn ...

  30. mun2 Names Kantathavorn To Talent Team

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bilingual entertainment channel mun2 has appointed Sara Kantathavorn to the newly-created position of director of talent and artist relations, reporting to programming VP Flavio Morales. In her new role, Kantathavorn will be responsible for artist ...

  31. Viacom, TV18 Launch India JV

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Viacom Inc and New Delhi-headquartered diversified media company TV18 Group on Tuesday unveiled a new 50/50 joint venture, Viacom-18. The strategic alliance, which is subject to regulatory approval, will create a multi-platform entertainment compa ...

  32. MTV Latin America To Offer VOD

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Latin America will offer video on demand throughout the region for the first time, via a partnership with Miami-based content distributor Digital Latin America. Twelve hours a month of shows from MTV, VH1 and Nickelodeon (such as &quo ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. MTVNLA Names Acosta VP/CFO

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Latin America (MTVNLA) has appointed Juan C. Acosta to VP/CFO. He will be based in the company's Miami office and report to Scot McBride, executive VP/COO of MTVNLA. In his new role, Acosta will oversee numerous financial, accoun ...

  35. Singh Rises At MTVNI

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International executive Bhavneet Singh has been promoted to senior VP and managing director of MTVNI's Emerging Markets group, revealed today. He will continue to be based in London, and will report directly to Alex Ferrari, MTVN ...

  36. Robinson Joins Live Nation

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Nation today confirmed the appointment of Tony Robinson as senior VP of international marketing partnerships. Robinson will be London-based and reports to Simon Lewis, executive VP of music marketing partnerships. He takes up the post April 9 ...

  37. MTV Japan's Flux Broadens To Internet

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Viacom International Japan today (Oct. 23) launched a broadband version of its "Flux" mobile entertainment community. Viacom International Japan today (Oct. 23) launched a broadband version of its "Flux" mobile entertainment co ...

  38. MTV Acquires Atom Ent. For $200 Million

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks has agreed to acquire Atom Entertainment—a developer of casual games, short films and video—for $200 million. Atom is home to the sites Shockwave.com and AddictingGames.com, a pair of MTV Networks has agreed to acquire Atom Entertainm ...

  39. Sony Wonder Names Senior VP

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Isabel Miller exits AMC Network to assume role. Isabel Miller has been named the new senior VP of marketing for Sony Wonder. Miller will oversee marketing for Sony Wonder's home entertainment and music titles and devise strategies for growing ...

  40. MTV To Launch In New Zealand

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MTV is to launch a customized, 24-hour music network in New Zealand from Aug. 19. MTV is to launch a customized, 24-hour music network in New Zealand from Aug. 19. MTV New Zealand will be wholly-owned and operated by MTV Networks Asia Pacific. The ...

  41. Sibley Joins MTV Aus

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International veteran Dave Sibley is moving from London to Sydney in July to take over as managing director of MTV Networks Australia. Sibley, who joined the network ten years ago, is cur MTV Networks International veteran Dave Sibley ...

  42. CMT Readies Broadband Channel

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Scheduled for launch this summer. CMT is planning to launch a new broadband platform, dubbed Loaded, sometime this summer. Details are few on Loaded, which is still in development at this point, but the online video channel is expected to feature ...

  43. MTV Promotes Robbins To Helm Asia-Pac

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nigel Robbins, Sydney-based managing director of MTV Networks Australia, has today (Dec. 6) been promoted to president, MTV Networks Asia-Pacific. Nigel Robbins, Sydney-based managing director of MTV Networks Australia, has today (Dec. 6) been pro ...

  44. MTV Latin Makes Key Appointments

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Josh Greenberg named senior VP of programming. In an effort to further expand its brands in the region, MTV Networks Latin America has appointed brand experts to oversee each of its three Latin American channels: MTV, Nickelodeon and VHI. Josh Gre ...

  45. Viacom: Cable Split Could Occur In 2006

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Viacom Inc. on April 19 said a split-off of its fast-growing cable networks and film studio from its broadcast networks could come as early as the 2006 first quarter, as its quarterly operating profit (Reuters) -- Viacom Inc. on April 19 said a sp ...

  46. MTV Latin Names Distribution VP

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Paes de Barros will be based in Miami. Former senior director of distribution Alvaro Paes de Barros has been promoted to VP of the division for MTV Networks Latin America. Based in Miami, he will oversee traditional distribution and the company� ...

  47. Viacom: Cable Split Could Occur In 2006

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Networks post 20% Q1 gains. Viacom Inc. on Tuesday (April 19) said a split-off of its fast-growing cable networks and film studio from its broadcast networks could come as early as the 2006 first quarter, as its quarterly operating profit rose on ...

  48. Nickelodeon To Replace Germany's MTV2 Pop

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Germany is losing a music TV channel. Starting Sept. 12, Viacom's MTV2 Pop service will be replaced with the children's TV channel Nickelodeon. BERLIN -- Germany is losing a music TV channel. Starting Sept. 12, Viacom's MTV2 Pop ser ...

  49. Nickelodeon To Replace Germany's MTV2 Pop

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Germany is losing a music TV channel. Starting Sept. 12, Viacom's MTV2 Pop service will be replaced with the children's TV channel Nickelodeon. Germany is losing a music TV channel. Starting Sept. 12, Viacom's MTV2 Pop service will ...

  50. MTV Ups Roedy, Scannell

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Execs add vice chairman title. Viacom's MTV Networks has named Bill Roedy and Herb Scannell as vice chairmen. The two also continue in their roles as MTV Networks International president and Nickelodeon Networks president, respectively. Both ...

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