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  1. Media Execs: Grow Slow, Smart

    October 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While some investors think there are cheap opportunities in times of financial turbulence for patient companies with deep pockets, other executives speaking at the Media & Money conference in New York urged businesses to proceed with caution. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. BET Head Hudlin Exits

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT BET entertainment chief Reginald Hudlin, who boosted original programming at the channel known for music videos and reruns, is leaving the company, BET Networks said Thursday. Hudlin is returning to his "entrepreneurial roots" as an inde ...

  5. MTV Aims To Raise African Promo Standards

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Africa is hoping to boost the standards of Africa's music-video industry with a new multi-country competition called "MTV Making The Video Challenge." The competition expands on a 2007 initiative, "MTV Making The V ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Judge Rules In Favor Of Veoh

    August 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On Aug. 27, U.S. District Judge Howard Lloyd ruled that online video-sharing service Veoh isn't liable for copyright infringement for material uploaded to its Web site by users, dismissing a lawsuit brought by adult entertainment production c ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Ritmo Latino, MTV Tr3s Form Partnership

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Retailer Ritmo Latino and bilingual entertainment channel MTV Tr3s have launched a marketing partnership that places MTV Tr3s-branded sections in all of Ritmo's stores nationwide. The sections will feature product from MTV Tr3s' top 20 v ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Ligtvoet Steps Into Top Role At MTV Germany

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dan Ligtvoet, executive VP/managing director of MTV Networks Benelux and Nordic, is adding duties as managing director of MTV Network's Germany, effective June 1. In the new appointment, he oversees the day-to-day operations and strategic dir ...

  12. MTV Tr3s Presents New Shows

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MTV Tr3s’ new programming lineup emphasizes musical discovery and includes the channel’s first short-form animated series, it announced at its New York upfront presentation. The bilingual entertainment channel is launching new music block “Fresh M ...

  13. Curry Joins Sheppard Mullin

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton has added James Curry as a partner in the firm's entertainment and media group based in Century City, Calif. He was most recently with White O'Connor Curry, a firm he co-founded. Curry focuses on com ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. MusicChoice Sues MTV

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST MusicChoice has filed suit against MTV Networks and its parent company Viacom over the URGE Radio service. According to the suit, filed today in a Delaware U.S. district court, MusicChoice says MTV’s URGE Radio service violates two MusicChoice pat ...

  16. Glorioso Promoted At MTV

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Christina Glorioso has been named to the newly created position of VP of sales and marketing partnerships for program enterprises at MTV Networks Music & Logo Group. She reports to Jeff Yapp, executive VP of the group, and will be based in New ...

  17. Sony/ATV Wraps Up Famous

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing has acquired international administration rights to the Famous Music catalog from Universal Music Group, wrapping up full international control of the copyrights it acquired from Viacom last year. Shortly after Marty Band ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Escudero Joins MTV

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Axel Escudero has been named to the newly-created position of corporate communications director for MTV Networks Latin America. Escudero will oversee MTVNLA's media relations in Argentina as well as the company's pan regional communicati ...

  20. Redstone: Ads Will Pay The Way

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Viacom executive chairman and founder Sumner Redstone kicked off day two of the Media and Money conference in New York City today by providing three "insights" into the digital future for media companies. First, media companies must keep ...

  21. India's Network18 To Invest $90.5M In Viacom JV

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Indian media company Network18 said on Wednesday it would invest $90.5 million over three years in its joint venture with Viacom Inc, which will launch a Hindi-language general entertainment channel in India next year. The equal joint venture, Via ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Viacom Partners With Shoestring On Marketing Project

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV parent Viacom Brand Solutions International is partnering with European online travel agency Shoestring for a multi-platform branded initiative. The marketing partnership between Viacom and the Dutch online adventure travel operator will launc ...

  26. MTV To Invest $500 Million In Videogames

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks plans to invest well over $500 million in videogames, seeing the red-hot entertainment category as a major pillar of growth in its goal to reach consumers wherever they spend time. The two-year investment is part of a global strategy ...

  27. MyMTV Mobile SNS Goes Live In Japan

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Viacom International Japan K.K., a 100%-owned subsidiary of music-TV service MTV Networks, has today launched Japan's first mobile entertainment social-networking service. The myMTV service claims to be the first in the country to use a downl ...

  28. Sony/ATV Closes Famous Deal

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Sony/ATV Music Publishing deal acquiring Viacom's Famous Music is now final. Executives with both publishing companies may now begin direct discussions to determine how Sony/ATV will integrate Famous' catalog and employees into its o ...

  29. More Delays For YouTube Filtering Technology?

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The content filtering technology that YouTube has promised media partners for almost a year now may finally see the light of day this fall. Or maybe not. A lawyer for Google (which owns YouTube) told the judge presiding over Viacom's copyrigh ...

  30. Bug Seals Deal For Windswept, T/Q

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bug Music has now finalized the agreement acquiring Windswept Holdings and T/Q Music, a deal first reported by Billboard.biz in May . Bug CEO John Rudolph, president David Hirshland and president of international Mark Anders will continue to serve ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Crossroads, Bug Sweep Up Windswept

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Crossroads Media and Bug Music have acquired music publisher Windswept Holdings, Billboard.biz has learned. Tokyo-based Fujipacific Music and Fuji Television Network each held a 50% share in the U.S.-based Windswept Holdings. The publisher was for ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Viacom Pursuing Last.FM?

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rumors have emerged that Viacom -- having missed out on acquiring both MySpace and YouTube -- is now pursuing the music-based social network Last.FM to expand its online and social networking footprint. According to a post in Dealbreaker.com , Via ...

  39. Famous Sale Moves To Phase Two

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Phase two of Viacom's sale of Famous Music Publishing is underway. Industry sources estimate anywhere from a few to as many as 10 bidders offered enough money or other incentives during the initial phase to make the second round of the sale. ...

  40. Google Closes In On Filtering System

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Google chief Eric Schmidt told attendees at the NAB conference that the company is close to implementing a content filtering system that would block copyrighted content from being uploaded to the popular video sharing site. CNET News reports that ...

  41. Famous Bidders Make Their Move

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Letters of intent to bid on Famous Music Publishing were due yesterday to financial services firm UBS, which is managing the sale for Famous parent company Viacom. Viacom first publicly hinted at its intent to sell the publishing unit in February ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. EFF Takes On Viacom Over YouTube

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Electronic Frontier Foundation has jumped into the legal fray between Viacom and YouTube. The group filed a complaint today (March 22) for MoveOn.org Civic Action and Brave New Films against Viacom for "misrepresentation of copyright infr ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. CHUM Partners With Joost

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian broadcaster CHUM Television will partner with Dutch TV distributor Joost, to provide programming to audiences over the Web using peer-to-peer TV technology. The majority of CHUM content on Joost will come from its music entertainment chan ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. Google Chief: YouTube Committed To Attracting Licensed Content

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Despite a high-profile revolt by such big-media types as CBS and Viacom, Google chief Eric Schmidt says YouTube remains firm in its commitment to attract licensed content to the popular user generated site. Schmidt stresses such content can be mon ...

  48. XL, Beggars Team With Joost

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST London-based independent label XL Recordings and parent The Beggars Banquet Group will launch a new online broadcasting platform on upstart Internet TV service Joost, which is due to launch in the first half of 2007. XL and Beggars will have their ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. Viacom Gives Boost To Joost

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Media giant Viacom is turning it's back on Internet video superstar YouTube for upstart Joost . Shortly after demanding all Viacom content be removed from YouTube, Viacom has partnered with Joost ( formerly known as the Venice Project ) to li ...

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