Tom Freston

  1. Exclusive: Vice, Recreation Worldwide Discuss Debut of New EDM Vertical THUMP

    April 17, 2013 12:35 PM EDT Vice, the self-described “bad boy” media empire, debuted a new EDM vertical Wednesday called THUMP, a new digital platform created in partnership with Recreation Worldwide, a creative agency founded by executives from AM Only and Complete Con ...

  2. VH1's Rick Krim, MTV's Amy Doyle Honored at UJA Luncheon by Pink, Rob Thomas, Judy McGrath, Van Toffler, Many More

    July 13, 2012 3:30 PM EDT (L-R): Clear Channel's John Sykes, VH1 EVP Rick Krim, Universal Republic/Island Def Jam's Barry Weiss, MTV EVP Amy Doyle, and Glassnote founder Daniel Glass. (Photo: Michael Priest) The music business has more than its share of industry- ...

  3. Morning Heds: Tom Freston's Billion $ Revenge, HMV Bidders, Western Union Goes Hip-Hop

    January 04, 2012 9:21 AM EST Tom Freston's $1 Billion Revenge: Ex-Viacom Chief Helps Vice Become the Next MTV Forbes After Sumner Redstone fired Tom Freston from MTV, he helped Vice buy out Viacom's stake for an undisclosed amount and joined Vice as an advisor, one ...

  4. Tom Freston, Fired From Viacom for Failing to Buy Myspace in 2005, 'Smiling' Over Sale

    June 30, 2011 4:07 PM EDT Six years ago, Myspace was the darling of the Internet, a fast growing company that many larger organizations were vying to make a crown jewel in their business. Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation won the race, acquiring the company in 2005 for $ ...

  5. Vice Media Secures Investments From Tom Freston, Others

    April 05, 2011 7:41 AM EDT Vice Media Inc., the company spawned from a Montreal-based punk magazine that now includes music, film and book divisions, has secured investments from a trio of heavy hitters in an effort to boost its expanding business. The company is set to ann ...

  6. MTVN Exec Shake-Up

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST According to reports, MTV Networks' president and COO Michael Wolf will exit the company in February, a mere 15 months after assuming the position. Also exiting MTVN is Nicole Browning, president of affiliate sales and marketing, who's b ...

  7. Freston Exits Viacom, Dauman Takes Over

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Exec resigns after 26 years. Tom Freston, president/CEO of MTV parent Viacom, has resigned after 26 years service, the company's board of directors said on Monday (Sept. 4). In his place the board has appointed Philippe Dauman as president an ...

  8. Moonves: CBS Would Benefit From Split-off

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Viacom co-president and co-chief operating officer Leslie Moonves assured CBS affiliates at their annual conference here that the network stands to benefit should Viacom be split up into two entities LAS VEGAS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Viacom co ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Viacom Is High On Technology

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Since Tom Freston and Leslie Moonves took over as co-presidents/co-COOs of Viacom Inc., the company has re-energized its focus on bringing its various content brands to new technologies to create new NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Since Tom ...

  11. Paramount Gets Touch Of Grey

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST With a deal finally in place, Brad Grey, one of the entertainment industry's leading talent managers, is set to make the transition to studio head by taking over the top executive post at Paramount Pi (The Hollywood Reporter) -- With a deal f ...

  12. Viacom Ups CBS' Taub To Exec VP Operations

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Viacom said yesterday (Aug. 24) that it has promoted Bruce Taub to the newly created post of executive VP of operations, as the entertainment conglomerate reshuffles managers under recently named co-p Viacom said yesterday (Aug. 24) that it has pr ...

  13. Viacom Reorganizing Operations

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Viacom Inc. today (July 29) said the president of its Paramount Enterprises operation would leave the company and said it would reorganize some operations under newly appointed co-president Tom Fresto Viacom Inc. today (July 29) said the president ...

  14. McGrath Named MTVN Chairman/CEO

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks has promoted Judy McGrath to chairman/CEO. She was previously MTV Networks Group president, responsible for MTV, MTV2, VH1, CMT, Comedy Central and the recently announced Logo, set to lau MTV Networks has promoted Judy McGrath to chai ...

  15. Viacom Chairman Dolgen Steps Down

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Resignation follows that of prez/COO Karmazin. Jonathan Dolgen resigned as chairman of the Viacom Entertainment Group today (June 2) according to The Hollywood Reporter. The announcement comes just one day after the resignation of Viacom's pr ...

  16. Viacom President Karmazin Steps Down

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Media giant Viacom Inc.'s No. 2 executive, Mel Karmazin, will step down following several years of tense relations with Viacom chairman/CEO Sumner Redstone, the company said today (June 1). Media giant Viacom Inc.'s No. 2 executive, Mel ...