Viacom International Media Networks

  1. MTV To Relaunch in Russia

    May 31, 2013 1:10 AM EDT Russian audiences will get the chance to join the global MTV generation in October when the music channel's parent company Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) relaunches the flagship brand. Young Russians will be offered programming ...

  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. Aussie Bits: Live and TV Briefs From Down Under

    November 21, 2011 5:00 PM EST Australia's Hi-Fi live music brand has finally landed a venue in Sydney, the group's third on the east coast. After closing for business in March, Sydney venue the Forum has changed hands and will be re-branded the Hi-Fi Sydney from next ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Giglinger Departs MTV Networks

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Elmar Giglinger, senior VP music channels, will be leaving MTV Networks in Berlin on Dec. 31. Details of his replacement are to be announced shortly. "The almost nine years at MTV Networks were an extraordinary and exciting time for me in eve ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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, ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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. ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Bakker Out At MTV U.K.

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST In the latest of a series of high profile exits from MTV Networks International, the music broadcaster announced Friday (March 2) that U.K. head Michiel Bakker was quitting the music broadcaster after almost 20 years. Bakker, who joined MTV Europe ...

  35. Heads To Roll As MTV Restructures Int'l Biz

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST MTV has today confirmed an international restructuring which it says may result in 250 job losses, or roughly 8% of its workforce. The broadcaster's London-based U.K. operation will be affected, the company said in a statement, as will its re ...

  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 Layoffs Include Execs

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks has handed out pink slips to several senior-level executives as part of its move to cut 250 jobs this week. In addition, the company has decided to shut down the MTV World linear channels superserving young multicultural viewers. Amon ...

  38. MTV Launches In Pakistan

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST New 24-channel goes live via license deal. MTV Network International today (Nov. 21) pressed the button on a new 24-hour channel serving the Pakistan market, through a license agreement with local broadcast partner Indus Media Group. MTV Pakistan ...

  39. MTV Launches In Pakistan

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST MTV Network International today (Nov. 21) pressed the button on a new 24-hour channel serving the Pakistan market, through a license agreement with local broadcast partner Indus Media Group. MTV Network International today (Nov. 21) pressed the bu ...

  40. Bullard Upped At Viacom Japan

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Peter Bullard has been promoted to the new position of president of Tokyo-based Viacom Japan, MTV Networks International said today (Oct. 27). Peter Bullard has been promoted to the new position of president of Tokyo-based Viacom Japan, MTV Networ ...

  41. Caring Upped AT MTVNI

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International (MTVNI) has promoted Jamie Caring to senior VP of talent and music. MTV Networks International (MTVNI) has promoted Jamie Caring to senior VP of talent and music. London-based Caring, who was previously VP, talent & ...

  42. MTV, Baidu Forge China Alliance

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks has forged a content and advertising alliance with Beijing-based web portal Baidu, the companies said today (Oct. 17) in a joint statement. MTV Networks has forged a content and advertising alliance with Beijing-based web portal Baidu ...

  43. MTV Cuts Hit Asia Pac

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Robbins out, 84 sacked in Singapore. MTV Networks Asia Pacific on Wednesday (Oct. 11) confirmed a wide-ranging reorganization based on decentralization of regional functions and corporate roles. Billboard.biz reported the restructuring on Oct. 9. ...

  44. MTV Networks Buys-Out MTV Japan

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks said Tuesday (Aug. 29) that it is acquiring San Francisco-based private equity firm H&Q Asia Pacific's 68.1% equity stake in their MTV Japan joint venture. Following the transaction, MTV Networks said Tuesday (Aug. 29) th ...

  45. MTV Brings Latin Awards To Mexico

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Show will air Oct. 19 on MTV Latin America. Show will air Oct. 19 on MTV Latin America. News ...

  46. MTV To Launch 24-Hour Channel In Turkey

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks International is extending its business and brand in Turkey. At a press conference in Istanbul, the music TV broadcaster today (May 16) unveiled plans to launch a dedicated 24-hour MTV ch MTV Networks International is extending its bu ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. Brand, Hagman Out At MTV

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Execs depart on the heels of Hansen. Senior MTV Networks International music executives Harriett Brand and Hans Hagman are to exit the broadcaster, Billboard.biz has learned. The news follows the surprise resignation last month of MTVNI's pre ...

  49. MTV Int'l Chief Hansen Resigns

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a surprise move, MTV Networks International today (Feb. 16) said its London-based president of creative and editor-in-chief Brent Hansen is exiting the company. In a surprise move, MTV Networks International today (Feb. 16) said its London-base ...

  50. MTV Int'l Chief Hansen Resigns

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a surprise move, MTV Networks International today (Feb. 16) said its London-based president of creative and editor-in-chief Brent Hansen is exiting the company. In a surprise move, MTV Networks International today (Feb. 16) said its London-base ...

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