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  1. MTV President Of Network Dev To Exit

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Sykes, president of network development at MTV Networks and part of the executive team that developed and launched MTV, is leaving the company at month's end. An MTVN spokesman on Tuesday confirmed Sykes' imminent departure. Sources ...

  2. VH1 To Air Rock Hall Ceremony

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST VH1 Classic will air the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony live from New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on March 10 at 8:30 p.m. EST. In addition, the ceremony simultaneously will air on MTV Networks' MHD: Music High-Definition ...

  3. VH1 Ups Horwitz To VP

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST VH1 has promoted Leah Horwitz to VP of music talent and creative development. Based in Los Angeles, Horwitz will report to VH1 executive VP of talent and music programming Rick Krim, and VH1 executive VP of production and programming Jeff Olde. In ...

  4. VH1 Launches Online Contest With Flavor Flav

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST VH1 has launched an online music contest with Flavor Flav as part of its emerging artists platform Addicted to Noise. As part of "The Track With Flavor Flav" contest, music producers can compete to co-produce the rappers next single by u ...

  5. ARIA, MTV Aus Bolster Alliance

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Australian Recording Industry Association and MTV Networks Australia have strengthened their alliance through a number of joint initiatives, unveiled today. The first is a new one-hour magazine-style show that bows tomorrow on MTV and will foc ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Imeem, MTV Networks Pact

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music social media network Imeem is adding video from MTV Networks. The agreement allows Imeem to show clips and full episodes from such MTVN channels as Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, CMT and others. Like its music content, the video will ...

  8. MTV Latin America Names Key Staffers

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks Latin America continues to announce executive announcements as part of its recently restructured creative team for MTV and VH1 Latin America. The team is headed by José Tillán, who was recently promoted to senior VP of creative, conte ...

  9. VH1 Launches Hip Hop Honors Site

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT VH1 has launched the online counterpart to its fourth annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors." The site, Hiphop.VH1.com , showcases music and exclusive content leading up to VH1's on-air event October 8. The celebration will honor the music and ...

  10. Concert.TV Taps Reich As VP Of Programming

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Concert.TV, a digital media network committed to live music performances and documentaries, has named Scott Reich VP of programming. Based in New York, Reich will report to Concert.TV co-founder/president Michael Shimbo and co-founder/CEO Jeff Shu ...

  11. MTVLA Taps Gaston As VP

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Latin America has named Fernando Gastón VP of content for MTV and VH1 Argentina. The move follows the network's decentralization plan, having recently named top content executives in Mexico and Brazil. In his new role, Gastón will develop ...

  12. The Roots, Brandi Carlile To Headline VH1 Tours

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT VH1 is preparing to announce two multi-artist tours, Billboard.biz has learned. The first is based on the cable music channel's annual Hip Hop Honors awards show, which debuted in 2004. The inaugural edition of the Hip Hop Honors tour will fe ...

  13. MTV Tr3s Bolsters Music Programming Team

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Tr3s is bolstering its music programming strategy with the promotion of Jesus Lara to senior VP of music and talent and the hiring of Michael Galbe as the music and talent team's VP. Lara helped launch MTV Tr3s and most previously served ...

  14. MTV Latin America Relocates Teams

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As part of a regional localization strategy, MTV Networks Latin America will decentralize its programming and production operations from Miami to local teams in Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and Mexico City. The move puts Jose Tillan, currently senior V ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. MTV's 'Unplugged' Reborn With The Police, Bon Jovi

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV's on-again, off-again "Unplugged" program will return in a big way this summer, with new episodes featuring the Police, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Mary J. Blige and John Mayer. This time around, however, the show will be rolled ou ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. VH1, BET To Share 'Wifey' Series

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST VH1 and BET have found a show they want to split in hopes of a hit. In an unprecedented collaboration between a pair of TV networks, the Viacom-owned duo are jointly developing a scripted-series pilot that, if picked up, would air in the same time ...

  20. Sherman Exits VH1 Classic

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Eric Sherman, the GM at VH1 Classic, several of his staffers and staff employees at MTV2 were among the first cuts at the start of an overall reduction of 250 jobs at Viacom-owned MTV Networks. Sherman, who also was GM of VH1 Soul and the high-def ...

  21. MTV To Cut 250 Jobs

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks, a unit of the media conglomerate Viacom Inc., is cutting 250 jobs, or about 6 percent of its workforce, as the cable network operator seeks to cut costs and refocus its resources on the Internet. Judy McGrath, the chief executive of ...

  22. VH1 Takes 'You Oughta Know' On The Road

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mat Kearney, The Feeling and Rocco DeLuca & The Burden will take part in the first VH1 "You Oughta Know" tour. VH1.com will offer an exclusive ticket pre-sale beginning January 24 for the month-long tour which kicks off March 17 in D ...

  23. MTV Taps Interscope Exec

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Holt named digital executive VP for network. Courtney Holt, Interscope Geffen A&M’s top new media executive, is jumping to MTV Networks. Holt has been named executive VP of digital music for MTV Networks’ Music & Logo Group, and will overs ...

  24. MTV Taps Interscope Exec

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Holt named digital executive VP for network. Courtney Holt, Interscope Geffen A&M’s top new media executive, is jumping to MTV Networks. Holt has been named executive VP of digital music for MTV Networks’ Music & Logo Group, and will overs ...

  25. VH1 Adds To Zurier's Senior VP Role

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Duties now cover VH1, VH1 Classic, MHD. Duties now cover VH1, VH1 Classic, MHD. News ...

  26. VH1 Adds To Zurier's Senior VP Role

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Duties now cover VH1, VH1 Classic, MHD. Ben Zurier has been promoted from VH1’s senior VP of programming strategy to senior VP of programming strategy for VH1, VH1 Classic and Music High-Definition Channel (MHD). Zurier continues to report to Bria ...

  27. VH1 Bolsters VSPOT Exclusives

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Rock Honors' footage offered on broadband channel. Beginning today (May 31) VH1’s online broadband channel, VSPOT, is bolstering its offering with exclusive footage from “VH1 Rock Honors” which air tonight. In the first annual “VH1 Rock ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Sabbath, Blondie Lead Rock Hall's 2006 Class

    March 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event will be broadcast March 21 on VH1. Event will be broadcast March 21 on VH1. News ...

  30. VH1 Soul To Relaunch Feb. 1

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event to celebrate Black History Month. VH1 Soul plans to celebrate Black History Month by relaunching their channel Feb. 1. The new VH1 Soul is slated to offer a line-up of 10 separate themed music video program blocks and as part of the re-launc ...

  31. VH1 Names Dix For Newly Created Role

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Previously senior VP at MTV & MTV2. Michele Megan Dix has been tapped to take on the newly created position of senior VP of music & talent development for VH1. In addition, she will contribute to the MTV Networks Music Group developmen ...

  32. Mitsubishi To Sponsor New MTV Channel

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST MHD to launch Jan. 16 Mitsubishi Electric has entered into a charter sponsorship with MHD, the new high definition music channel from MTV Networks Music Group. Launching Jan. 16, 2006, the channel will champion a wide variety of musical styles, in ...

  33. MTV Creates Viacom Networks Brazil

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Will begin operations with Nov. 21 launch of VH1. Will begin operations with Nov. 21 launch of VH1. News ...

  34. MTV Creates Viacom Networks Brazil

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST VNB to begin operations with Nov. 21 launch of VH1. MTV Networks Latin America has created Viacom Networks Brazil (VNB) as part of its continuing expansion. VNB will begin operations with the Nov. 21 launch of VH1 in Brazil. The channel will aim f ...

  35. Cross-Network DVD Studio Launches

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Music, Logo Enterprise Group and Paramount Home Entertainment are coming together for a new cross-network DVD studio. Titles are expected to include a number of music-based films, dramas, MTV Networks Music, Logo Enterprise Group and ...

  36. MTV Goes Hi-Def

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT HDTV channel to debut January 2006. MTV Networks Music Group president Van Toffler revealed plans to launch an HDTV music video channel in January 2006. Dubbed MHD (or MTV-High Definition), the channel will feature programming from MTV, VH1 and CM ...

  37. Top Acts Added To 'ReAct Now' Hurricane Special

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A host of top acts have joined the bill for Saturday's (Sept. 10) "ReAct Now: Music & Relief" special, which, as previously reported, will air live on MTV, VH1 and CMT and raise funds for victims A host of top acts have join ...

  38. MTV Asia Pac Pres Brown To Exit

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Asia Pacific president Frank Brown will leave the company at the end of the year, the music TV broadcaster said Sept. 5. A replacement for Brown has yet to be named. TOKYO -- MTV Networks Asia Pacific president Frank Brown will leave ...

  39. MTV Asia Pac Pres Brown To Exit

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Asia Pacific president Frank Brown will leave the company at the end of the year, the music TV broadcaster said today (Sept. 5). A replacement for Brown has yet to be named. MTV Networks Asia Pacific president Frank Brown will leave t ...

  40. MTV Asia Pac Pres Brown To Exit

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Asia Pacific president Frank Brown will leave the company at the end of the year, the music TV broadcaster said today (Sept. 5). A replacement for Brown has yet to be named. MTV Networks Asia Pacific president Frank Brown will leave t ...

  41. MTV Introduces New Mobile Platform

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks has launched a new mobile messaging platform to deliver a variety of applications and content from across its many TV channels. MTV Networks has launched a new mobile messaging platform to deliver a variety of applications and content ...

  42. VH1 Aims Vspot At Broadband Users

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks continues to ramp its broadband programming efforts. VH1 on Thursday will become the latest MTV-controlled outlet to get in on the act with VSPOT, a new service aimed at devotees of the c MTV Networks continues to ramp its broadband p ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. MTV Lends Support To Live 8 Concerts

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Network to air live customized broadcasts July 2. MTV Networks' services will telecast live customized programming from the July 2 international Live 8 concerts, the broadcaster said today (June 23). The performances, featuring artists U2, Co ...

  45. Razor & Tie Names VP Of Biz Dev

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Paul Butler exits MTV/VH1 for new role. Razor & Tie Entertainment named Paul Butler VP of business development. Butler is based in New York and reports to Craig Balsam and Cliff Chenfeld, principals of Razor & Tie. Most recently Butler ser ...

  46. VH1 Series To Spotlight Influential Artists

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT To feature new live shows from rock and soul acts. VH1 Classic and World Productions are set to premiere "Decades Rock Live," a new live concert series featuring rock and soul artists who have influenced popular music over the past 50 ye ...

  47. MTV Latin American Names New Media VP

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Focused on expanding mobile and online business. Luis Goicouria has been named VP of digital media for MTV Networks Latin America. In his new post, he will oversee the company’s new media division for all its properties, including MTV, Nick and VH ...

  48. MTV Networks Shuffles Top Execs Posts

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks is establishing new leadership on the channel level at MTV and VH1. VH1 president Christina Norman has been named president of MTV, while MTV executive VP of programming and talent Tom Ca NEW YORK -- MTV Networks is establishing new l ...

  49. MTV Networks Shuffles Top Execs Posts

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Norman, Calderone take on new responsibilities. MTV Networks is establishing new leadership on the channel level at MTV and VH1. VH1 president Christina Norman has been named president of MTV, while MTV executive VP of programming and talent Tom C ...

  50. VH1 Showcases Artists 'You Oughta Know'

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT John Legend, Keane and Anna Nalick featured. VH1 is laying out its red carpet in May to support new music artists that the network thinks fans "oughta know," including John Legend, Keane and Anna Nalick. Launched last year on VH1.com, &q ...

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