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  • Jimmy Buffett to Spotify: Give recording artists a raise

    Jimmy Buffett to Spotify: Give recording artists a raise
    Jimmy Buffett, the hoary South Florida singer-songwriter, put the chief executive of music streaming service Spotify on the spot Wednesday, demanding more money for musicians. “Do you see [recording artists] getting a raise directly from you, as...
  • Viacom Chief Vows to Beef Up Channel 5, Expand U.K. Presence with Spike TV Launch

    LONDON -- Viacom is set to launch Spike TV in the U.K. as part of its strategy to beef up its British presence following the purchase of terrestrial network Channel 5. Spike will arrive in Blighty next spring in what will mark the first rollout of the...
  • AfterEllen.com acquired by Evolve Media from Viacom

    AfterEllen.com acquired by Evolve Media from Viacom
    Though videos and mobile apps are driving advertising revenue growth, not everyone’s ready to give up on websites. Evolve Media, a Los Angeles company that owns and operates about 45 "enthusiast" websites, announced Tuesday the purchase of...
  • AOL Hires Viacom's Dermot McCormack as Head of Video, as Ran Harnevo Exits (Exclusive)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - AOL has tapped Viacom exec Dermot McCormack as president of its video division, replacing Ran Harnevo, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Harnevo has been with AOL since its September 2010 acquisition of...
  • AOL Hires Viacom's Dermot McCormack Head of Video, as Ran Harnevo Steps Aside (Exclusive)

    AOL has tapped Viacom exec Dermot McCormack as president of its video division, replacing Ran Harnevo, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Harnevo has been with AOL since its September 2010 acquisition of 5min Media, the web-video...
  • Verizon, Redbox to Pull Plug on Video-Streaming Service

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Unable to make headway in competing against Netflix, Verizon Communications and Outerwall's Redbox unit said Saturday they will shut down their streaming-media joint venture early next week. Outerwall (then called Coinstar)...
  • Demonic 'Annabelle' draws on classic horror films for nostalgic scares

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - There's a new demon in town, and she's hiding among the toys. "Annabelle," out in U.S. theaters on Friday, kicks off October's Halloween offerings at the box office with the origin story of a porcelain doll that masks a...
  • Paramount's international president, Anthony Marcoly, to leave company

    Paramount's international president, Anthony Marcoly, to leave company
    Anthony Marcoly, the president of Paramount Pictures' international arm, is leaving the company, the studio said on Friday.  Marcoly, who has held that job at Paramount Pictures International since 2011, is exiting as two executives take on top...
  • 'Star Wars' Toy Documentary Launches on Vimeo Under Exclusive Digital Pact

    A documentary film covering three decades of "Star Wars" toy culture, "Plastic Galaxy," is now available exclusively for digital rental and purchase from digital-video site Vimeo under a pact with Gravitas Ventures. The 67-minute film features interviews...
  • Verizon takes the lead in move to a la carte pay-TV pricing

    Verizon takes the lead in move to a la carte pay-TV pricing
    As more people abandon pricey cable and satellite services, the pay-TV industry may be finally waking up to the reality that if it wants to survive, it's going to have to give consumers what they desire. And that's a la carte programming —...
  • Viacom Blocks Suddenlink Broadband Customers from Online TV Shows

    Viacom, engaged in a contract dispute with Suddenlink Communications, is preventing the midsize cable operator's broadband customers from accessing its online properties -- a tactic the programmer has used in past carriage fights. As of midnight Tuesday,...