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2012-07-17 02:26:10

NEW YORK, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) today named Ross Cohen to the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Digital Inventory Strategy, for Viacom Media Networks. In his role, Cohen will oversee strategy and processes for the company's Data Management Platform (DMP) and inventory systems for online and mobile platforms of its Media Networks, including MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Nickelodeon, COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE and TV Land. He will report to Rich Eigendorff,...

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2012-07-13 07:23:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Frustrated customers took to social media sites on Wednesday to vent their anger about missing out on some of their favorite television shows amid a dispute between satellite provider DirecTV and Viacom. The battle has left 20 million customers without access to channels such as MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, BET, Comedy Central and others, as the Viacom and DirecTV clash over how much a distributor should pay an entertainment company for...

2012-06-13 06:23:27

NEW YORK, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Spike TV's hit reality series "Bar Rescue" returns for another round on Sunday, July 22 at 9:00 PM, ET/PT. From the producers of "The Biggest Loser" and "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition," the series follows one of the country's top nightlife consultants, Jon Taffer, wielding his nearly three decades of experience in the food and beverage, hotel and hospitality industries to help give failing establishments one last chance to transform themselves...

2012-06-08 06:24:09

NEW YORK, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB and VIA) announced today that on Friday, August 3, 2012, it will issue financial results for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The Company will conduct a teleconference call at 8:30 a.m. (ET), following the release of its earnings announcement. The call is open to the general public. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110811/NY51392LOGO) A live audio webcast of the call will be available on the home page of...

2012-06-04 06:24:07

NEW YORK, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) today announced a new Mobile Ad Sales executive team for the Music and Entertainment brands of its Media Networks. Pete Chelala has joined the company as Vice President of Mobile Product and Sales, while Deborah Schlessinger-Brett has been promoted to Vice President of Mobile Sales. Together, Chelala and Schlessinger-Brett will be responsible for developing client solutions that leverage the mobile...

2012-05-23 06:25:02

NEW YORK, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a 10% increase in its quarterly dividend to $0.275 per share of Class A and B common stock from $0.25 per share. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110811/NY51392LOGO ) The increase will take effect beginning with Viacom's next quarterly dividend, payable on July 2, 2012 to stockholders of record at the close of business on June 15, 2012. Viacom...

2012-05-23 06:24:06

NEW YORK, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Spike TV will salute America's heroes this Memorial Day with a 12 hour "Band of Brothers" marathon that will feature an opportunity for viewers to send messages to troops and veterans that will run on-screen. On Monday, May 28 (9:00am-9:00pm ET/PT), viewers can post personal comments and thoughts via Spike's Facebook page that will be streamed live on-screen honoring our brave soldiers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/NY85419LOGO...

2012-05-17 02:24:36

NEW YORK, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) today unveiled the results of its new "Social TV: Viewers C's The Moment" study exploring the social TV phenomenon through the lens of the viewer. While fairly nascent, social TV and co-viewing trends are growing rapidly, representing a shift in TV viewing from a lean-back to a lean-forward experience. Viewers engage in an average of seven different types of social TV activities - online or offline - on at least...

2012-05-16 06:26:24

NEW YORK, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Spike TV's "Guys Choice" (#GuysChoice) will bring together luminaries from all over the entertainment and sports landscape to pay homage to the year in Guydom. The sixth annual event, which features Hollywood's hottest leading ladies, premier action stars, standout comedians and most unstoppable jocks tapes Saturday, June 2 at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA, and premieres Saturday, June 9 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT. (Logo:...

2012-05-09 06:25:19

NEW YORK, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time since the launch of the network 16 years ago, TV Land is unveiling a new and re-imagined logo plus re-designed on-air packaging and graphics, it was announced today by Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. Gone is the logo with a classic TV screen and retro style. Instead, beginning Wednesday, May 9, viewers will see a fresh mark with a nod to the channel's roots, a change that reflects the evolution of the network itself. No longer a...