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Viacom To Rebrand MTV Hits As NickMusic

Viacom is changing its tune slightly to prepare for pay TV’s game of musical chairs. Facing the possibility that its low-rated channels will be left out of distributors’ new skinny bundles, the company today says it will rebrand MTV Hits into NickMusic, described as “a 24-hour music video destination for kids.” 96 more words

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How Viacom Could Have Avoided Sumner Redstone's Legal Dramas

It’s been said one should never let a good crisis go to waste. And for that reason, I am sorry that Viacom’s former CEO Philippe Dauman is… 936 more words


VMA Videos Become Available Online After Vevo, MTV Strike Distribution Deal (EXCLUSIVE)

Talk about unlikely bedfellows: Vevo has teamed up with MTV to distribute videos of Sunday night’s VMA performances online.

The music video platform started to publish videos of the VMAs early Monday morning, making them available for streaming both… 474 more words


Sumner Redstone Agrees To Meet With Granddaughter In Court Settlement

Sumner Redstone will meet face-to-face with his granddaughter Keryn as part of a wide-ranging resolution of several disputes raised at the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court. 347 more words

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Viacom Board Voices Confidence In Paramount's Brad Grey After Thursday Grilling By Board

In December, Brad Grey and his crew at Paramount Pictures were closing up a miserable quarter. Filmed entertainment revenue at the studio’s Viacom parent – which mostly reflects Paramount’s performance – was down 15 percent, to $612 million from $720 million in the year-earlier quarter. 1,029 more words


Sumner Redstone Battle: Judge to Sign Off on Philippe Dauman Settlement After Lawyers Strike Deal for Granddaughter

After a contentious hearing that hinged on the question of Sumner Redstone’s mental capacity, lawyers for the mogul and one of his granddaughters came to terms in a Massachusetts courtroom Friday on a deal that paves the way for the end of litigation against Redstone by former Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman. 1,817 more words


Viacom CEO Tom Dooley, Shari Redstone Give Vote of Confidence to Paramount's Brad Grey

UPDATED: The corporate earthquake around Viacom and the attendant review this week of the conglomerate’s Paramount Pictures had made many observers believing that Brad Grey, chairman and CEO of the struggling studio, was on the verge of losing his job. 817 more words