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11 hrs ago | Fortune

To kill bias suits, companies lean on the First Amendment

In August 2013, transgender television personality B. Scott filed a suit against Black Entertainment Television and its parent company Viacom Inc., claiming that the network had discriminated against him based on his gender identity and sexual orientation.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment Television, Media, Television, Transgender, Viacom, The Bachelor, Reality TV, Entertainment, Gay/Lesbian

17 hrs ago | Essence Magazine

Coffee Talk: John Singleton's Tupac Biopic Gets Distribution Deal

John Singleton's Tupac biopic has been acquired by Open Road Films. They have committed to a wide-screen release of at least 2000 theaters for the film that follows Tupac from his East Harlem upbringing, to becoming a successful hip-hop and movie star, and the events leading up to his death.


Related Topix: Atlanta, NY, Vantage Media, Media, VH1, Television, MTV Networks, Viacom

Thu Apr 17, 2014

VH1 to World Premiere Jared Leto's Award-Winning Documentary ARTIFACT, 4/26

VH1 and Palladia, Viacom Media Networks' hi-def music channel, will simultaneously premiere the award-winning documentary "Artifact" from Academy Award-winner Jared Leto , which chronicles the harsh realities of the modern music business.


Related Topix: Media, VH1, Television, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Viacom, Vantage Media, MTV Networks

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

CBS' $67 Million Man: Does Leslie Moonves' Moolah Make Sense?

A 69 percent stock hike tops media rivals in 2013 as Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" deal hints at bigger profits and Philippe Dauman's Viacom pay lags.


Related Topix: CBS, Viacom, Media, Beverages, CocaCola, Brea, CA, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy, Entertainment, Television

Tue Apr 15, 2014


Google to Place MTV Clips on Ad Network

In continuing efforts to expand its online advertising business, Google will distribute ad-supported video content from Viacom International's MTV Networks to websites in its extensive advertising network.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Advertising, Media

Mon Apr 14, 2014


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In a springtime battle of sequels, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" stayed strong enough to narrowly triumph over the debut of "Rio 2." According to Monday's final box office figures, the Disney's Marvel superhero sequel took in $41.3 million in its second weekend of release.


Related Topix: Media, Viacom, Walt Disney, Television, Time Warner, Computers

Sun Apr 13, 2014


CBS's Moonves Lags Behind Larry Ellison as Highest Paid

CBS Corp. paid Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves $66.9 million in 2013, part of a package that rises to almost $200 million in three years, though last year's payout trailed that of Oracle Corp.'s CEO Larry Ellison .


Related Topix: CBS, Lawrence Ellison, Startups, Oracle Corporation, Redwood City, CA, Media, Viacom

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Item

Non-CEOs sometimes make more than the boss

Nolan Archibald, who retired as executive chairman of Stanley Black & Decker Inc. in March 2013, was paid $52.5 million last year, almost five times more than Chief Executive Officer John Lundgren, according to company filings.


Related Topix: Appliances, Household Products, Stanley Works, Black and Decker, Startups, Facebook, Banking, Bank of America, Financial Services, Media, Viacom

Indian Television

Overseas market for Indian content and TV stations is very lucrative: Gaurav Gandhi

MUMBAI: Imagine you're in a far out place like Serbia and switch on the television to find Anandi of Balika Vadhu emoting in Serbian or in Hindi along with subtitles.


Related Topix: World News, India, Vantage Media, Media, Television, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures

Fri Apr 11, 2014

New York

Leslie Moonves, NYC's top-paid CEO, gets 8% raise

Leslie Moonves, chief executive officer of CBS Corp., received $66.9 million in compensation last year, bringing his three-year total to almost $200 million.


Related Topix: CBS, Media, Television, Showtime Networks, Viacom

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

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Related Topix: Viacom, Media, Grand Forks, ND

Sys-Con Media

Viacom and Mass Relevance Partner to Launch EchoGraph, Exclusive...

Viacom Inc. and Mass Relevance today announced a partnership to launch EchoGraph, a social media measurement platform that will track and analyze social activity for advertisers.


Related Topix: Media, Viacom, VH1, Television, Paramount Pictures, Vantage Media, MTV Networks


Colbert gets Letterman's job at CBS's - Late Show'

It's official: Stephen Colbert will end his tenure as host of "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central to succeed David Letterman as host of the "Late Show" when David Letterman retires in 2015, CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves and Nina Tassler, chairman of CBS's entertainment division, announced Thursday.


Related Topix: CBS, The Colbert Report, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Media, Viacom

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Ain't It Cool News

Truman Show: the Series??

Paramount Television, which had been hibernating since Sumner Redstone elected to split Viacom from CBS, is developing a "re-imagination" of the 1988 Andrew Niccol/Peter Weir hit "The Truman Show."


Related Topix: Media, Viacom, Drama Movies, The Truman Show, Reality TV, Entertainment, Television

Tue Apr 08, 2014

No Disney, Viacom execs on list for Comcast hearing

Six witnesses - among them the chief executive of an independent golf channel, a company that offers WiFi services, a consumer advocate, and a University of Pennsylvania law professor - are scheduled to testify Wednesday at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Comcast Corp.'s proposed $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc. Absent ... (more)


Related Topix: Media, Viacom, Paramount Pictures, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, University of Pennsylvania, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, Time Warner Cable

Sun Apr 06, 2014


Barron's Recap: The New Indexing

This weekend in Barron's online: alternative indexing, the quarterly report on mutual funds, as well as the prospects for Hewlett-Packard, B/E Aerospace, Rio Bravo Restaurant and more.


Related Topix: Mutual Funds, Personal Finance, Hewlett Packard, HP, Computers, Media, Viacom

Sat Apr 05, 2014


CEO Spotlight: Viacom's Philippe Dauman

Two months ago, Philippe Dauman, CEO of Viacom, attended a White House state dinner for visiting French President FranA ois Hollande.


Related Topix: Media, Viacom

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

Former MTV Intern's Class Action Lawsuit Moving Forward

A former MTV intern's proposed class action lawsuit against the network and parent company Viacom will move forward, with the company's interns from the previous three years eligible to join.


Related Topix: Vantage Media, Media, VIA Technologies, VH1, Television, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures


Media Stocks Pulled Down As Investors Unload Tech Holdings

The tech-heavy NASDAQ fell 2.6% today, apparently reflecting fears that many companies - after soaring in 2013 - will report disappointing info on Q1 sales.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Netflix, Startups, Vantage Media, Media, VIA Technologies, Television, MTV Networks

Viacom Fields Nickelodeon Stores to Grow in Emerging Markets

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Related Topix: Media, VH1, Television, Vantage Media, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures, Viacom


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