Viacom Inc.

  1. Viacom Profit Rises to $503 Million in Second Quarter

    May 01, 2014 10:26 AM EDT Viacom said Thursday that its second-quarter profit rose 4 percent, boosted by its TV networks, and beat Wall Street predictions. The New York company, which owns Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount Pictures, earned $502 million, or $1. ...

  2. Madison Square Garden Shopping Its Fuse Cable-TV Music Channel

    September 12, 2013 9:21 PM EDT The Madison Square Garden, Co. is shopping its Fuse cable music channel and has hired J.P. Morgan Chase to explore the market, A statement from MSG obtined by Billboard.biz said the following: “Fuse is a unique and valuable asset with 73 million ...

  3. Viacom 3Q Net Income Rises 20 Percent

    August 02, 2013 11:25 AM EDT Viacom Inc. said Friday that its fiscal third-quarter net income rose 20 percent, boosted by higher affiliate fees at its cable TV channels and an increase in advertising revenue. The New York company, which owns MTV, Comedy Central and Paramoun ...

  4. Tr3s Names Maria Badillo Vice President of Programming and Production

    December 04, 2012 5:35 PM EST Maria Badillo has been named vice president of programming and production for cable network Tr3s, according to a spokesperson for Viacom International Media Networks/the Americas. In her new role, Badillo will oversee the company's programmin ...

  5. Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Sting, More to Appear at NBC's Hurricane Sandy Benefit

    November 01, 2012 8:29 AM EDT NBC is doing a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy featuring some artists native to the areas hardest hit. Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi of New Jersey and Billy Joel of Long Island are scheduled to appear at the hour-long concert F ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. MTV Tr3s Looking For Next Big Latin Act in 'Dame Un Break' Competition

    May 17, 2012 4:58 PM EDT MTV Tr3s is looking for the next big music act in the "Dame Un Break" competition which will give aspiring Latino artists a chance to compete in an online battle of the bands campaign on Ourstage.com, network officials announced. "D ...

  8. MTV Tr3s Schedules New Shows, "Unplugged" and "Making the Video" Specials

    May 15, 2012 1:44 PM EDT MTV Tr3s executives have announced plans for new programs including a reality show by singer/actress Dulce Maria, "Unplugged" shows and "Making the Video" specials, according to network officials. The bilingual and bicultural n ...

  9. YouTube Copyright Infringement Suit Reinstated By Appeals Court

    April 05, 2012 1:46 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal appeals court reinstated a copyright case against YouTube on Thursday, finding that a jury could conclude that the online video service knew it was infringing rights when it allowed the distribution of videos of popular ...

  10. Walmart Launches Disc To Digital Service

    March 14, 2012 8:03 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Wal-Mart pledged to help introduce Hollywood's emerging online movie locker system to its customers, many of whom have never owned anything digital in their lives. People who own DVDs or Blu-ray discs from five participati ...

  11. Viacom First Quarter Earnings Shredded by 'Rock Band' Settlement

    February 03, 2012 7:00 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Viacom Inc., the owner of Paramount Pictures, MTV and Comedy Central, on Thursday posted a 65 percent drop in net income for the latest quarter, as it took a charge related to the "Rock Band" series of video games. Revenu ...

  12. DJ Megatron, TV, Radio Personality, Killed in NYC

    March 28, 2011 6:50 AM EDT Urban radio and TV personality DJ Megatron, who built a career at hip-hop and R&B radio stations from Philadelphia to Boston and told viewers of a popular music TV show "What's Good," was shot to death early Sunday, his manager ...

  13. Business Matters: Vivendi, Amazon, Pandora and more

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis on the day's music news. BEHIND THE VIVENDI EARNINGS -- If you look at Vivendi’s Q2 earnings released on Wednesday, two trends become clear: both revenue and EBITA (earnings before interest, taxes and amortization) are fa ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Google, YouTube Win Dismissal Of Some Damages Claims

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A U.S. judge dismissed some damages claims in a copyright infringement lawsuit against Google Inc and its video-sharing Web site YouTube.com but left open the possibility that non-U.S. based rights owners could seek damages for live broadcasts, if ...

  16. Boom In Music Video Games Helps Original Artists

    December 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST "This song is dedicated to Debbie Harry," flinty-eyed Lisa Hsuan purrs into a microphone on the red-lit stage of Hyperion Tavern. It's a cozy dive where patrons drink Coke and beer from bottles and a fading chandelier dangles overhe ...

  17. MTV Cuts To Be Revealed Today

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST The exact toll that media conglomerate Viacom Inc.'s just announced jobs cuts will take on the staff and structure of MTV will be delivered to that division's department heads today, according to an internal memo sent to employees from J ...

  18. Viacom To Cut 850 Jobs

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST The media conglomerate Viacom Inc. said Thursday that it will slash about 850 jobs and freeze some senior-level raises in a move to weather the global economic downturn. The owner of MTV Networks, BET Networks and Paramount Pictures said the job c ...

  19. Warner Music: Music Video Games Must Pay More

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group, the world's third-largest music company, said on Thursday that video game makers will need to pay more to license songs for music-based video games like "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band." Warner Music Chief ...

  20. MTV Moves Video Music Awards To Los Angeles

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The MTV Video Music Awards are going Hollywood. After broadcasting from Las Vegas last year, the awards will air live from Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles on Sept. 7, MTV announced Monday. MTV said it plans for the first time to enlist i ...

  21. RealNetworks Forecasts Lower Revenues, Shares Fall

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Digital media company RealNetworks Inc forecasts first-quarter and full-year 2008 revenue below Wall Street expectations partly due to slower growth in its Rhapsody America music business. The news sent shares down as much as 3.3 percent in extend ...

  22. Social Network Web Sites Tempt Investors

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social networking Web sites have fired up industry deal headlines the past couple of years -- from News Corp.'s ground-breaking acquisition of MySpace to the recent purchases by the Walt Disney Co. and Viacom Inc.'s Logo network of Club ...

  23. Viacom Sues Google, YouTube

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV parent Viacom Inc. said on Tuesday that it was suing Google Inc. and its Internet video-sharing site YouTube for more than $1 billion over unauthorized use of its programming online. The lawsuit, the biggest challenge to date to Google's ...

  24. MTV Embraces Web Chaos To Regain Viewers

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks, owner of the MTV and Comedy Central channels, is pushing a risky new Web strategy to win back young viewers from the likes of YouTube and MySpace. The network, which already has 150 Web sites in 162 countries, plans to build literall ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Viacom Demands YouTube Remove Videos

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Viacom Inc. on Friday demanded that Google Inc.'s online video service YouTube remove more than 100,000 video clips after they failed to reach a distribution agreement. Viacom said it sent a notice to YouTube on Friday morning asking the popu ...

  27. Viacom Requests YouTube To Delete Clips

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Includes videos from The Daily Show. Viacom Inc. has requested that video Web site YouTube take down some Viacom videos, including shows by comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, as part of ongoing discussions on how the two companies can work ...

  28. UMG Pressuring YouTube, MySpace

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is stepping up pressure against popular online sites YouTube and MySpace, accusing them of infringing the copyrights of its artists' music videos. Universal Music Group is stepping up pressure against popular online site ...

  29. Vivendi Seals BMG Publishing Purchase

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vivendi's Universal Music is vaulting to the top spot in music publishing after agreeing to buy BMG Music Publishing for €1.63 billion ($2.1 billion). Vivendi's Universal Music is vaulting to the top spot in music publishing af ...

  30. Microsoft Readies iPod Rival

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company already demonstrating the device. Microsoft Corp. is developing a music and video device to compete with Apple's iPod and creating its own music service to rival Apple's iTunes, sources familiar with the plans said on Friday (Jun ...

  31. Former Warner Exec Joins Thomas H. Lee Partners

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bressler most recently served as senior exec at Viacom. Richard J. Bressler has joined private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners as a managing director and head of its strategic resource group. Bressler was most recently senior executive VP and C ...

  32. Analyst: Media Stocks To Rebound

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'The radio industry is poised for an upswing.' Media stocks should pick up the pace in 2006, many Wall Street analysts said. Considering their performance in 2005, though, it is an easy comparison. Of the major entertainment conglomerate ...

  33. Sources: MTV Cuts 100 Staff

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks has laid off close to 100 employees, with the cuts affecting multiple divisions and staffers at all levels of the Viacom Inc.-owned company, sources say. MTV Networks has laid off close to 100 employees, with the cuts affecting multip ...

  34. MTV, Microsoft To Develop Online Service

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST To launch early next year. MTV Networks Inc. said Tuesday it has partnered with Microsoft Corp. to develop an online music service to launch early next year. The service, dubbed URGE, will be integrated into the next version of the software maker& ...

  35. MTV Helps Viacom Post Profit

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wolf appointed MTV pres/COO. Viacom Inc. reported a higher-than-expected third-quarter profit today (Nov. 2) as increased advertising sales at its MTV cable networks and the "War of the Worlds" box-office release offset a slump at the te ...

  36. NY AG Spitzer To Announce Payola Settlement

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Press conference July 25 11:15 AM (eastern). New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer plans to announce on Monday a settlement in his probe of the way music companies influence which songs get played on the radio, a spokesman for the attorney ...

  37. SBS Making TV Debut

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Radio station group Spanish Broadcasting System is broadening its reach into the television sector, unveiling a $37.5 million deal to acquire WDLP-TV and other TV assets serving Miami and South Florid NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Radio sta ...

  38. Viacom Board Approves Split

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The board of Viacom Inc. has unanimously approved the split of the company into two separately traded entities, the entertainment giant said June 14. The split is expected to be completed in the first NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The board ...

  39. Viacom Board Approves Split

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The board of Viacom Inc. has unanimously approved the split of the company into two separately traded entities, the entertainment giant said Tuesday afternoon (June 14). The split is expected to be co The board of Viacom Inc. has unanimously appro ...

  40. Sirius To Offer 'Podcast' Show

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hosted by former MTV host Adam Curry. Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. is latching onto the "podcasting" phenomenon, launching a show later this month that will feature a daily selection of the increasingly popular do-it-yourself audio progra ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. Big Radio Tunes In To Net's Frequency

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT At a time when major entertainment conglomerates have focused on optimizing their Internet businesses, major radio station groups have been unleashing initiatives to push into the Web space with a new (The Hollywood Reporter) -- At a time when maj ...

  45. Viacom Creates CBS Digital Media

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After quietly shuttering the CBS Internet Group once it acquired CBS a few years ago, Viacom Inc. has created CBS Digital Media, to be headed by MarketWatch creator Larry Kramer. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- After quietly shuttering the CBS Interne ...

  46. Viacom Posts $18 Billion Loss

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Viacom Inc. on Feb. 24 posted a massive quarterly loss after $18 billion in charges for writing down the value of its radio and outdoor advertising businesses in the face of a soft radio market and he NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Viacom Inc. on Feb. 24 p ...

  47. Grammy Ratings Lowest Since 1995

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- With "Desperate Housewives" as competitors, <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/music/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000799525">last night's Grammy Awards < LOS ANGELES ...

  48. Litigation

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: Amicis file briefs in Grokster case; Ticketmaster sued over trade secrets; No end to Napster litigation; Court throws out ACNielsen suit; ASCAP sues businesses; FCC won't seek Sup This Week's Stories: Amicis Bri ...

  49. Los Angeles, Paramount Spar Over Biz Taxes

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The city of Los Angeles has sued Paramount Pictures Corp. over whether the studio can be taxed on licensing and merchandising revenues, the city attorney's office said on Dec. 10. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- The city of Los Angeles has sued Para ...

  50. Vivendi, Viacom Sell Cinema Biz

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Vivendi Universal and Viacom Inc. on Oct. 28 confirmed the sale of UCI Cinemas in Europe to London-based private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners Limited for 270 million euros ($344.4 million) PARIS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Vivendi Univ ...

Pages