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  1. Janet's Breast Costs CBS Stations $550,000

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pop singer Janet Jackson's breast flash earlier this year will result in a record $550,000 fine for 20 CBS television stations, U.S. Federal Communications Commission officials said Sept. 7. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- Pop singer Janet Jack ...

  2. CBS Stations Face $550K Fine Over Janet

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson's televised bare breast flash earlier this year will result in a record $550,000 fine for 20 CBS stations, U.S. Federal Communications Commission officials said. Janet Jackson's televised bare breast flash earlier this year ...

  3. Viacom Closes On Viva Buy

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV parent Viacom has completed the purchase of a 75.83% stake in German music television group Viva Media. The American media giant confirmed yesterday (Aug. 26) that it had closed the deal with the MTV parent Viacom has completed the purchase of ...

  4. Viacom Closes On Viva Buy

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV parent Viacom has completed the purchase of a 75.83% stake in German music television group Viva Media. The American media giant confirmed yesterday (Aug. 26) that it had closed the deal with the MTV parent Viacom has completed the purchase of ...

  5. Viacom Ups CBS' Taub To Exec VP Operations

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Viacom said yesterday (Aug. 24) that it has promoted Bruce Taub to the newly created post of executive VP of operations, as the entertainment conglomerate reshuffles managers under recently named co-p Viacom said yesterday (Aug. 24) that it has pr ...

  6. MTV Europe Names Talent And Music VP

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Europe has appointed Jamie Caring as VP, talent and music (TAM), with effect from August 17. Caring succeeds Fleur Sarfaty, who exited MTV Networks Europe earlier this year. MTV Networks Europe has appointed Jamie Caring as VP, talent ...

  7. German Regulators Clear Viacom's Viva Buy

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The German Federal Cartel Office in Bonn has given the green light to Viacom's planned acquisition of Cologne-based media company Viva Media. The German Federal Cartel Office in Bonn has given the green light to Viacom's planned acquisit ...

  8. German Regulators Clear Viacom's Viva Buy

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The German Federal Cartel Office in Bonn has given the green light to Viacom's planned acquisition of Cologne-based media company Viva Media. The German Federal Cartel Office in Bonn has given the green light to Viacom's planned acquisit ...

  9. Viacom Reorganizing Operations

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Viacom Inc. today (July 29) said the president of its Paramount Enterprises operation would leave the company and said it would reorganize some operations under newly appointed co-president Tom Fresto Viacom Inc. today (July 29) said the president ...

  10. MTV Latin America Names Key Biz Exec

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Noel Gladstone has been named VP of investigation and development for MTV Networks Latin America. Noel Gladstone has been named VP of investigation and development for MTV Networks Latin America. Gladstone, who helped launch Nickelodeon Latin Amer ...

  11. McGrath Named MTVN Chairman/CEO

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks has promoted Judy McGrath to chairman/CEO. She was previously MTV Networks Group president, responsible for MTV, MTV2, VH1, CMT, Comedy Central and the recently announced Logo, set to lau MTV Networks has promoted Judy McGrath to chai ...

  12. Viacom Makes Move For Germany's Viva

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Viacom today confirmed it is in the process of acquiring full ownership of German broadcaster Viva Media in a deal valued at about €308.66 million ($373 million). Viacom today confirmed it is in the process of acquiring full ownership o ...

  13. Viacom Makes Move For Germany's Viva

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mühlemann, Gorny would run combined entity. Viacom today confirmed it is in the process of acquiring full ownership of German broadcaster Viva Media in a deal valued at about €308.66 million ($373 million). Viva is MTV's biggest comp ...

  14. Viacom, Blockbuster Reveal Separation Terms

    June 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Deal to close in third quarter. Viacom and Blockbuster today (June 18) announced the terms of their proposed separation, which will be completed in the third quarter. In a statement, Blockbuster says it expects to pay $5 per share -- or a total of ...

  15. Viacom, Blockbuster Reveal Separation Terms

    June 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Deal to close in third quarter. Viacom and Blockbuster today (June 18) announced the terms of their proposed separation, which will be completed in the third quarter. In a statement, Blockbuster says it expects to pay $5 per share -- or a total of ...

  16. Viacom Near Deal To Control Germany's Viva

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Viacom is poised to acquire a controlling stake in German broadcaster Viva Media, owner of music-video channel Viva. Viacom is reportedly paying €300 million ($360 million) for a 75.5% stake in Viacom is poised to acquire a controlling ...

  17. Viacom Near Deal To Control Germany's Viva

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Viacom is poised to acquire a controlling stake in German broadcaster Viva Media, owner of music-video channel Viva. Viacom is reportedly paying €300 million ($360 million) for a 75.5% stake in Viacom is poised to acquire a controlling ...

  18. Viacom Near Deal To Control Germany's Viva

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reports: media giant will pay $360M for 75.5% stake. Viacom is poised to acquire a controlling stake in German broadcaster Viva Media, owner of music-video channel Viva. Viacom is reportedly paying €300 million ($360 million) for a 75.5% stake in ...

  19. Viacom Looks to Sell Weak Radio Stations

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Viacom Inc. plans to dump underperforming radio stations, but will not sell its Infinity Broadcasting unit, company chairman/CEO Sumner Redstone said Thursday (June 3). Viacom Inc. plans to dump underperforming radio stations, but will not sell it ...

  20. Viacom Chairman Dolgen Steps Down

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Resignation follows that of prez/COO Karmazin. Jonathan Dolgen resigned as chairman of the Viacom Entertainment Group today (June 2) according to The Hollywood Reporter. The announcement comes just one day after the resignation of Viacom's pr ...

  21. Viacom President Karmazin Steps Down

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Media giant Viacom Inc.'s No. 2 executive, Mel Karmazin, will step down following several years of tense relations with Viacom chairman/CEO Sumner Redstone, the company said today (June 1). Media giant Viacom Inc.'s No. 2 executive, Mel ...

  22. Blockbuster Acquires Video-Game Retailer

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Video-store chain Blockbuster is expanding its presence in the video-game market with the acquisition of American Satellite and Video Inc. Video-store chain Blockbuster is expanding its presence in the video-game market with the acquisition of Ame ...

  23. MTV Europe Awards Come To Rome

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The MTV Europe Music Awards will return to Italy this year when Rome hosts the 11th annual event on November 18, the broadcaster announced today. Milan, in 1998, is the only other Italian city to have The MTV Europe Music Awards will return to Ita ...

  24. Eminem Suit Against Apple, MTV To Proceed

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper contests unauthorized use of hit song. A federal judge has ruled Eminem's copyright-infringement claims over use of his song "Lose Yourself" in a commercial for Apple Computer can go forward. Apple featured a 10-year-old boy ...

  25. MusicNet, MTV Collaborating On Digital Service

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Digital store to launch later this year. MTV Networks is expected to launch an online music service powered by MusicNet later this year, making it the latest big brand to enter an increasingly crowded market for online music, people familiar with ...

  26. House Of Blues, Paramount Ink Theme-Park Deal

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT House of Blues Concerts has entered into an agreement with Paramount Parks, a unit of Viacom Inc., for HOB to book and promote concerts at Paramount theme-park amphitheaters. House of Blues Concerts has entered into an agreement with Paramount Par ...

  27. Prince To Dominate Viacom Stations

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Prince will take over Viacom's airwaves Wednesday night (April 28) for a 30-minute television special. "Prince: the Art of Musicology" will air on MTV, MTV2, VH1, VH1 Classic and BET at 9 pm ET. Prince will take over Viacom's a ...

  28. MTV Latin America Fills New VP Post

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Latin America has upped Charlie Singer to the new post of executive VP of programming, creative and strategic marketing. A five-year veteran of the company, Singer was previously senior V MTV Networks Latin America has upped Charlie S ...

  29. MTV Latin America Fills New VP Post

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Latin America has upped Charlie Singer to the new post of executive VP of programming, creative and strategic marketing. A five-year veteran of the company, Singer was previously senior V MTV Networks Latin America has upped Charlie S ...

  30. CMT To Launch Book Imprint

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT First release due May 18. Country Music Television (CMT) is launching a book imprint, CMT Books, in conjunction with Simon & Schuster's Pocket Books. The first release is "Cash: An American Man," due May 18. The book about Johnn ...

  31. FCC: No Fine Yet Against Infinity

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The FCC is denying press reports that it is poised to level a $1.5 million indecency fine against Viacom's Infinity Corp. for the same programming on the Howard Stern Show that brought down a $495,000 The FCC is denying press reports that the ...

  32. Viacom, Saban Eye Viva Share

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Haim Saban's Saban Capital Group and entertainment giant Viacom are considering acquiring a controlling stake in German music TV group Viva Media, sources said last Wednesday. COLOGNE, Germany (Hollywood Reporter)--Haim Saban's Saban Cap ...

  33. Stern' Defense Irks Senator

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, isn't buying Viacom president and chief operating officer Mel Karmazin's contention that the Feb. 24 broadcast of "The Howard Stern Show" doesn't run afoul of the nation' WASHINGTON--Sen. ...

  34. Viacom, EchoStar End Dispute

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Viacom Inc. and EchoStar Communications Corp. said today (March 11) they ended a contractual dispute, restoring CBS broadcasts to 1.6 million EchoStar viewers. Viacom Inc. and EchoStar Communications Corp. said today (March 11) they ended a contra ...

  35. EchoStar Satellite Drops CBS in 16 Cities

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST MTV, Nickelodeon among channel casualties. MTV, Nickelodeon among channel casualties. News ...

  36. EchoStar Satellite Drops CBS in 16 Cities

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Echostar Communications Corp. on Tuesday dropped local CBS stations from its satellite service in 16 cities and dropped MTV, Nickelodeon and other cable channels nationwide after contract talks with V Echostar Communications Corp. on Tuesday dropp ...

  37. Court Denies Injunction Vs. Viacom

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST A federal judge has denied EchoStar's request for a preliminary injunction against Viacom that would have prevented Viacom from pulling its broadcast and cable signals from EchoStar's Dish Network sat LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  38. Viacom Names Moniz Head Of Compliance

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Viacom has named Henry T.A. Moniz vice president of compliance. NEW YORK-- Viacom has named Henry T.A. Moniz vice president of compliance. Moniz previously was a litigation partner with Bingham McCutchen in Boston and served a stinit as an assista ...

  39. Paramount Planning Hip-Hop Dance Show

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Paramount Domestic Television is launching a syndicated hip-hop dance contest, "Dance 360." Paramount Domestic Television is launching a syndicated hip-hop dance contest, "Dance 360." The show, which debuts this fall, has been ...

  40. Jackson Class-Action Suit Withdrawn

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Knoxville, Tenn., woman on Monday withdrew her class-action lawsuit against Janet Jackson and others over the singer's breast-baring incident during halftime at the Super Bowl Feb. 1. A Knoxville, Tenn., woman on Monday withdrew her class-a ...

  41. Viacom To Dump Blockbuster Stock

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Viacom says it will divest its stake in Blockbuster Video by midyear. The company currently owns 81% of the Dallas-based rental chain. Viacom plans to offer shareholders an option to swap Viacom stock Viacom says it will divest its stake in Blockb ...

  42. Viacom To Dump Blockbuster Stock

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Viacom says it will divest its stake in Blockbuster Video by midyear. The company currently owns 81% of the Dallas-based rental chain. Viacom plans to offer shareholders an option to swap Viacom stock Viacom says it will divest its stake in Blockb ...

  43. Janet, Justin, CBS, MTV Hit With Lawsuit

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Knoxville, Tenn., woman has filed a federal class-action suit against Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, CBS, MTV and the networks' corporate parent, Viacom, over Jackson's breast-baring performance A Knoxville, Tenn., woman has filed a ...

  44. MTV To Produce Super Bowl Show

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST MTV will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII, which sister Viacom company CBS will televise Feb. 1 from Houston's Reliant Stadium. Performing acts have not been announced. MTV will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII ...

  45. MTV To Produce Super Bowl Show

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST MTV will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII, which sister Viacom company CBS will televise Feb. 1 from Houston's Reliant Stadium. Performing acts have not been announced. MTV will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII ...

  46. MTV To Produce Super Bowl Show

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST MTV will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII, which sister Viacom company CBS will televise Feb. 1 from Houston's Reliant Stadium. Performing acts have not been announced. MTV will produce the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXVIII ...

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