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  • Doug Herzog takes over MTV, VH-1 in Viacom restructuring

    Doug Herzog takes over MTV, VH-1 in Viacom restructuring
    Cable giant Viacom Inc. has restructured its large portfolio of TV channels while expanding the responsibilities of veteran programming executive Doug Herzog. Herzog now will oversee the MTV, VH-1 and Logo channels in addition to two popular networks...
  • MTV architect Van Toffler to leave Viacom

    MTV architect Van Toffler to leave Viacom
    One of the last of the MTV originals -- a man who helped introduce the world to "Beavis & Butthead," "The Real World," "Jackass," "The Osbournes," "Jersey Shore," and an infamous question posed to President Clinton: "Is it boxers or briefs?" -- is leaving...
  • Stewart's exit is no joke at Comedy Central

    Stewart's exit is no joke at Comedy Central
    With Jon Stewart leaving his post on "The Daily Show," the joke may be on Comedy Central. The┬ádeparture of Stewart — who announced on Tuesday that he will exit his signature mock-news program sometime later this year — presents the 24-year-...
  • Comedy Central has 'short list' for Jon Stewart replacement

    Comedy Central is mulling a "short list" of replacements for "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, a decision that could affect how much influence the show has on the 2016 presidential campaign. Also at issue: Whether Stewart, an executive producer for...
  • Billionaire John Malone buys big stake in Lionsgate; Starz may benefit

    Billionaire John Malone buys big stake in Lionsgate; Starz may benefit
    Media mogul John Malone bought a significant stake in Hollywood studio Lionsgate in what could be part of a broader strategy to beef up his Starz cable network. The billionaire, who is chairman of Liberty Media and considered an architect of the...
  • John Malone joins Lionsgate board in Starz stock swap

    Media mogul John Malone is getting into the “Hunger Games” business. The billionaire media investor will join the board of Lionsgate, the film company behind the "Hunger Games" franchise, in a complicated deal that intertwines the Santa...
  • Epix movie channel hopes to break into scripted programming

    Epix movie channel hopes to break into scripted programming
    Sports documentary producer Ross Greenburg was feeling a bit nostalgic as he oversaw a crew of video editors crash on the first installment of his latest Epix series "Road to the NHL Stadium Series." "I started my career at HBO and had 33 great years...
  • Sumner Redstone isn't heard from during Viacom earnings call

    Sumner Redstone isn't heard from during Viacom earnings call
    Billionaire Sumner Redstone, in declining health, did not participate in Viacom Inc.'s earnings call with Wall Street analysts on Thursday. Viacom's quarterly conference calls for years have typically opened with Redstone giving a brief but upbeat...
  • Phil Rosenthal's Margin Call: We're all here for a limited time

    Phil Rosenthal's Margin Call: We're all here for a limited time
    Workers who supply onboard meals protested outside United Airlines headquarters Thursday. Usually it's their food that talks back. Residents near Wrigley Field are complaining that rats have overrun the neighborhood during ballpark renovations. The...
  • SpongeBob online? Nickelodeon to offer Internet subscription

    SpongeBob online? Nickelodeon to offer Internet subscription
    SpongeBob fans rejoice: Nickelodeon is the latest cable channel to plan a stand-alone Internet offering. What's not yet known is whether this offering will be the same channel as what cable and satellite TV subscribers now get. It's possible the service...
  • New Al Haymon-Spike TV boxing series to debut with Southland card

    New Al Haymon-Spike TV boxing series to debut with Southland card
    Shawn Porter lost his welterweight world title on premium cable network Showtime last year, but the former welterweight world champion is back with a chance to redeem himself in front of a wider audience. That’s the appeal and pitch of another new...