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  • 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...
  • AOL Hires Viacom's Dermot McCormack as Head of Video, as Ran Harnevo Exits (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...
  • 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...
  • Verizon, Redbox to Pull Plug on Video-Streaming Service

    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) and Verizon formed Redbox...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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 Grants Verizon Wireless Nationwide Rights for TV Service

    Verizon Communications and Viacom have reached a pact under which the programmer -- whose properties include MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central -- has granted national rights to distribute Viacom content to Verizon Wireless customers. Neither company...
  • 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,...
  • Suddenlink Launches Glenn Beck's TheBlaze After Removing Viacom Outlets

    TheBlaze, the news and opinion network founded by Glenn Beck, has launched on Suddenlink Communications, the nation's seventh-largest cable operator. TheBlaze will be universally available across Suddenlink's footprint on its expanded basic level of...
  • Discovery boosts its stake in Hub Network

    Discovery boosts its stake in Hub Network
    Discovery Communications has increased its ownership stake in a children's channel known as the Hub Network and plans to rebrand it as Discovery Family with hopes of appealing to a wider audience. The Burbank-based channel, launched four years ago,...