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Viacom CEO: In "Advanced Discussions" For $20/Month Entertainment TV Bundle

Viacom and other entertainment-focused programmers are in “very advanced discussions” with cable and satellite companies to offer a bundle without news and sports costing $20 or less a month — and it will “come to life this calendar year” — CEO Bob Bakish told investors this morning at the JPMorgan Tech, Media and Telecom Conference. 607 more words

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Viacom's Bob Bakish: Entertainment-Only Pay TV Option Coming This Year

Viacom is in advanced discussions with at least one MVPD to be part of a low-cost, entertainment-only channel package designed to help bring younger consumers into the pay TV eco-system and to keep others from leaving. 859 more words


Musical.ly in Talks With Viacom and NBCUniversal to Create Original Programming

(Source: www.macrumors.com)

The company is said to be seeking content for its music video sharing platform that is “participatory and interactive” rather than feeling heavily produced, with a view to broadening its appeal beyond music, to potentially include comedy and sports. 428 more words


NBCUniversal, Viacom Discussing Producing Original Shows for Musical.ly Video App (Report)

Musical.ly, a startup that claims more than 200 million monthly users for its video-sharing apps, is planning to launch original programming on the service this summer and is in talks with media companies including Viacom and NBCUniversal on potential deals, Bloomberg… 282 more words


Peter Bart: Brad Grey's Big Ideas Failed To Catch On Amid Viacom's Shifting Corporate Culture

Soft spoken but intensely focused, Brad Grey earned respect early in his career for his ability to close deals and make big ideas happen. In a business of sociopathic loudmouths, Grey shrewdly played the role of the quiet negotiator. 691 more words

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Viacom CEO Projects Studio-TV Upturn, Calls Brad Grey Death "Shocking"

The passing of former Paramount chief Brad Grey was “shocking for everyone, ourselves included,” Viacom CEO Bob Bakish told investors today at the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit. 607 more words

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Media Giants Push 'Skinny' Subscription Services to Stem the Bleeding

Americans are getting rid of full cable subscriptions at a fast clip. For the first quarter of the year, a record 782,000 customers pulled the plug on cable subscriptions, according to research firm MoffettNathanson. 407 more words