Viacom

  1. 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 ...

  2. Famous Music Names New Senior VP

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stacey Palm will continue to focus on film and tv. Famous Music Publishing has promoted Stacey Palm to senior VP of film and television music. Based in Los Angeles, she reports to president/COO Ira Jaffe. Palm joined the publisher in September 199 ...

  3. Debra Lee Takes Reins At BET

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Founder to step down by January 2006. Debra L. Lee has been named BET's CEO, effective immediately, by founder/CEO Robert L. Johnson. Lee is currently president/COO. Johnson takes the title of chairman, with plans to retire from the company h ...

  4. MTV Asia Elevates Exec Pair

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bullard oversees Japan operations. MTV Networks Asia Pacific has created two new senior executive positions in Japan to help drive local and regional expansion. Peter Bullard has been appointed to the MTV Japan board and becomes executive VP and m ...

  5. MTV Latin Awards Head To Mexico

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Show to air live on Oct. 20. The 2005 MTV Video Music Awards Latin America will be broadcast live from Playa del Carmen in the Mexican Caribbean. The event has taken place in Miami since its inception in 2002. The VMALA’s will air live Oct. 20 fro ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Paramount Continues Executive Shuffle

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As the executive overhaul at Paramount Pictures continues, Alli Shearmur was promoted April 14 to co-president of production. She will report to newly named Paramount president Gail Berman, who steps (The Hollywood Reporter) -- As the executive ov ...

  9. Nickelodeon To Replace Germany's MTV2 Pop

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Germany is losing a music TV channel. Starting Sept. 12, Viacom's MTV2 Pop service will be replaced with the children's TV channel Nickelodeon. BERLIN -- Germany is losing a music TV channel. Starting Sept. 12, Viacom's MTV2 Pop ser ...

  10. Nickelodeon To Replace Germany's MTV2 Pop

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Germany is losing a music TV channel. Starting Sept. 12, Viacom's MTV2 Pop service will be replaced with the children's TV channel Nickelodeon. Germany is losing a music TV channel. Starting Sept. 12, Viacom's MTV2 Pop service will ...

  11. MTV Goes Broadband With Overdrive

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks is launching a broadband service featuring programming from MTV and exclusive content. MTV Networks is launching a broadband service featuring programming from MTV and exclusive content. The service, MTV Overdrive, will kick off April ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Activision, Viacom Settle 'Trek' Suit

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Activision and Viacom Consumer Products have settled a lawsuit over the "Star Trek" franchise. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Activision and Viacom Consumer Products have settled a lawsuit over the "Star Trek" franchise. Videogame ...

  15. MTV Ups Roedy, Scannell

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Execs add vice chairman title. Viacom's MTV Networks has named Bill Roedy and Herb Scannell as vice chairmen. The two also continue in their roles as MTV Networks International president and Nickelodeon Networks president, respectively. Both ...

  16. Rhythm & Blues

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Producer/songwriter Dave Tozer inks a worldwide co-publishing agreement between his Tozertunes Publishing (BMI) and Famous Music Publishing, a division of Viacom's Paramount Pictures. Read Gail Mitche Producer/songwriter Dave Tozer inks a wor ...

  17. MTV Latin America Names Chief

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pierluigi Gazzolo has been promoted to managing director of MTV Networks Latin America. Gazzolo will lead the business and creative development of all MTVN brands -- including MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon an Pierluigi Gazzolo has been promoted to managin ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. MTV Latin America Names Chief

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pierluigi Gazzolo has been promoted to managing director of MTV Networks Latin America. Gazzolo will lead the business and creative development of all MTVN brands -- including MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon an Pierluigi Gazzolo has been promoted to managin ...

  20. Viacom Posts $18.4 Billion Loss

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Radio, outdoor biz take major write-down. Stock in Viacom fell 2.5% to $35.28 Thursday following news that the company is taking an $18 billion write-down on the value of its slumping radio and outdoor advertising businesses to comply with new acc ...

  21. Hecht Resigns As Spike Boss

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Albie Hecht, president of Viacom-owned cable network Spike TV, announced his resignation Jan. 30, a move sources say could portend a shift away from the channel's male-targeted branding. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Albie Hecht, president of V ...

  22. Hollander Promoted To Infinity Chairman/CEO

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Infinity Broadcasting has promoted president/COO Joel Hollander to chairman/CEO, effective immediately. In his new position, Hollander will have overall responsibility for Infinity's 183 radio station NEW YORK (Billboard Radio Monitor) -- Inf ...

  23. Infinity Ups Hollander; Sykes Shifts To MTV

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST New roles at Viacom had been expected. New roles at Viacom had been expected. News ...

  24. Infinity Ups Hollander; Sykes Shifts To MTV

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Viacom's Infinity Broadcasting has promoted president/COO Joel Hollander to chairman/CEO. The move has been widely anticipated, ever since reports began leaking that John Sykes would step down as Infi Viacom's Infinity Broadcasting has p ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Music Stocks Picked Up In 2004

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Majors, digital distributors showed gains. In a flat sales year, the music business regained modest ground on Wall Street. The parent companies of the major labels all posted stock gains in 2004, continuing a slight upward trend that started last ...

  27. MTV Ups Divney, Rohrer

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Both execs will remain in New York. MTV Networks has promoted Larry Divney to president of ad sales. He was COO of ad sales. In addition, Doug Rohrer segues from his position of executive VP of ad sales to executive VP/senior advisor to Divney. Bo ...

  28. MTV To Launch Four Nordic Channels

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks is stepping up its European localization strategy with the rollout next year of specific channels for Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Those regions are currently serviced by MTV's St MTV Networks is stepping up its European ...

  29. MTV To Bow Channels For U.S. Asians

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Durrani to oversee new channels. MTV said today (Dec. 14) that it will launch three music and entertainment channels to serve U.S.-based Indian, Chinese and Korean audiences. MTV Desi, which will target viewers with roots in India, will launch fir ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Viacom Settles With FCC

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission and Viacom have reached a $3.5 million indecency settlement over three proposed fines and two others already upheld on appeal. Dismissed by the agreement are pend NEW YORK -- The Federal Communications Commiss ...

  32. Viacom, FCC Reach $3.5M Indecency Deal

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission and Viacom have reached a $3.5 million indecency settlement over three Notices of Apparent Liability and two Forfeiture Orders. The Federal Communications Commission and Viacom have reached a $3.5 million inde ...

  33. Viacom, FCC Reach $3.5M Indecency Deal

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission and Viacom have reached a $3.5 million indecency settlement over three Notices of Apparent Liability and two Forfeiture Orders. The Federal Communications Commission and Viacom have reached a $3.5 million inde ...

  34. Behind the Deal: Mel Karmazin On Radio

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST <i>Mel Karmazin made his first public appearance since his departure last summer as president/COO of Viacom during the 12th annual National Assn. of Broadcasters' European Radio Show, held Nov. 7-9 in Mel Karmazin made his first public ...

  35. Mel Karmazin Joins Sirius As CEO

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Viacom vet replaces Joe Clayton. Viacom vet replaces Joe Clayton. News Joe Clayton ...

  36. Mel Karmazin Joins Sirius As CEO

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST The board of directors of Sirius Satellite Radio has named Mel Karmazin as CEO. He succeeds Joe Clayton, who will remain at the satellite broadcaster as chairman of the board. The board of directors of Sirius Satellite Radio has named Mel Karmazin ...

  37. MTV Revamps European Exec Structure

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks Europe has realigned its Central European executive structure following the acquisition of German music TV broadcaster Viva Media. The changes go into effect in the spring. MTV Networks Europe has realigned its Central European execut ...

  38. MTV Revamps European Exec Structure

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks Europe has realigned its Central European executive structure following the acquisition of German music TV broadcaster Viva Media. The changes go into effect in the spring. MTV Networks Europe has realigned its Central European execut ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Melee, Paramount Pact For Music-Based Movies

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Melee Entertainment, formed <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1807445">last year</A> by Bryan Turner and Scott Aronson, has reached an agreement Melee Entertainment, for ...

  41. Melee, Paramount Pact For Music-Based Movies

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Melee Entertainment, formed <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1807445">last year</A> by Bryan Turner and Scott Aronson, has reached an agreement Melee Entertainment, for ...

  42. Two Key Execs Split Germany's Viva

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The management team of Viva Media is being shaken up following Viacom's takeover of the German music television group. The management team of Viva Media is being shaken up following Viacom's takeover of the German music television group. ...

  43. Two Key Execs Split Germany's Viva

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The management team of Viva Media is being shaken up following Viacom's takeover of the German music television group. The management team of Viva Media is being shaken up following Viacom's takeover of the German music television group. ...

  44. Children's Channels Settle With FCC Over Ad Violations

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cable TV channels owned by Viacom Inc. and International Family Entertainment have agreed to settle allegations that they violated federal advertising restrictions for children's programming, U.S. reg WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- Cable TV ch ...

  45. Jones Media To Sell GAC For $140M

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a surprise move, Jones Media Networks has agreed to sell its cable network, Great American Country, to the E.W. Scripps Co. for $140 million in cash. In a surprise move, Jones Media Networks has agreed to sell its cable network, Great American ...

  46. MTV Networks Ups Toffler, Graden

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks has made several changes to its New York-based management, including promoting Van Toffler to president of MTV Networks Group. MTV Networks has made several changes to its New York-based management, including promoting Van Toffler to ...

  47. Nickelodeon, BMG Pact For Kids Music

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Viacom Inc.'s Nickelodeon network and music firm BMG Strategic Marketing Group on Sept. 28 unveiled a multiyear agreement to expand Nick's presence in the music business and create a music brand for k (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Viacom I ...

  48. Viacom To Ramp Up China Presence

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sumner Redstone, chairman/CEO of MTV parent company Viacom, today (Sept. 24) unveiled a series of moves that will expand the group's presence in mainland China, including a strategic partnership with Sumner Redstone, chairman/CEO of MTV paren ...

  49. Viacom To Ramp Up China Presence

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sumner Redstone, chairman/CEO of MTV parent company Viacom, today (Sept. 24) unveiled a series of moves that will expand the group's presence in mainland China, including a strategic partnership with Sumner Redstone, chairman/CEO of MTV paren ...

  50. FCC Fines CBS Over Janet Incident

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Federal Communications Commission today (Sept. 22) officially issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture of $550,000 against 20 Viacom-owned CBS TV stations for "apparently As expected, the Federal Communications Co ...

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