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Viacom's Big Play: Is It Too Late?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.14.2017 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Welcome fellow TV Hackers. This week Viacom comes out from the shadows. A big play, or too little too late? Then, Facebook's march to video dominance...

Tito Ortiz Submits Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170 Swan Song

Dan Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2017 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

INGLEWOOD, Calif -- MMA legend Tito Ortiz is walking away from mixed martial arts the same way he entered the sport in 1997, a winner. Competing for ...

Bellator 170 Preview: Sonnen vs. Ortiz

Dan Shapiro | Posted 01.18.2017 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

It's being billed as the biggest event in Bellator history, and from all accounts it will be. MMA legends Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz square off in a...

Donald Trump's 2050 Wikipedia Page

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.10.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

As for Donald Trump himself, he lived to be 100 years old, dying in 2046 of natural causes. Following the election he spent his remaining years a virtual pariah. A broken man socially, emotionally and financially. Alone and alienated from family and the few friends he had. And, he never apologized... for anything.

Bellator 160 Preview

Dan Shapiro | Posted 08.24.2016 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Fighting at lightweight for the first time in 19 months, Henderson (23-6 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) will take on Brazilian Patricio Freire (25-3 MMA, 13-3 BMMA) in the Bellator 160 (10 P.M. EST, SPIKE TV) main event.

Trump's Plagiarism Isn't The Scandal. Media Accountability Is.

Brian Ross | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Brian Ross

To understand how the media lets the public down, there is a teachable moment in the current Melania Trump controversy. The alleged plagiarism of pass...

Chinese Conglomerate Reportedly Shows Interest In Paramount Pictures

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business

By Liana B. Baker and Jessica Toonkel July 13 (Reuters) - Chinese real estate and entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group has held talks with Vi...

Viacom Gears Up For Fight To Keep Board From Redstone

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.30.2016 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Viacom Inc's six independent directors vowed on Monday to fight any attempt to oust them from the board, saying they found "inex...

Super Bowl Champion Teaches Kids Life Lessons Off The Field

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

When you think of football, you think of crisp autumn afternoons watching your favorite team, bonding with friends over fantasy football, or watching ...

Redstone Trial Marked By Vulgarity And Major Consequences For Media Empire

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 05.07.2016 | Media

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A judge called Sumner Redstone's deposition "strong evidence" that the media mogul knew what he was doing whe...

Keep Calm and Carry On - The Future of Entertainment Will Still Be Televised

Advertising Week | Posted 04.29.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Philip O'Ferrall, Head of Viacom Velocity International, Senior Vice President The growth in the quantity of video being watched on social platfor...

CBS Reportedly Maneuvering To Hand Moonves More Control

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business

By Jessica Toonkel and Liana B. Baker NEW YORK (Reuters) - CBS Corp's executives are talking to investment bankers about how their CEO and executive c...

'MTV Cribs' Is Coming Back... To Snapchat

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.21.2016 | Technology

The cars, the unreasonably large hot tubs, the disappointing -- sometimes disturbing -- peek inside a child pop star's (often empty, but sometimes mol...

Hollywood Actors Join Georgia Boycott Threats Over Gay Bill

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.24.2016 | Queer Voices

March 24 (Reuters) - Anne Hathaway, Julianne Moore and some 30 other Hollywood actors and directors added their voice on Thursday to entertainment ind...

(VIDEO) Viacom Sees Newer Tech Players Fueling Big Gains In Addressable Ads

Andy Plesser | Posted 03.21.2016 | Media
Andy Plesser

With somewhere between 20% and 30% of all television content now being delivered in an addressable manner, Viacom predicts some organic growth in the ...

VP Makes a Difference to Culture & Corporate Coteries

Isa Freeling | Posted 03.08.2016 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Installation by HOTTEA Ross Martin, a former poetry doyen, now Viacom Executive Vice President of Marketing, Strategy & Engagement-- builds bridg...

Yahoo, Google, LinkedIn, Viacom, and the Rise of Bernie Sanders

Richard Finger | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Richard Finger

That Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have rocked the political world conveys to me that many voters, including me, think most establishment politician...

Viacom Seeks Buyers For Stake In Paramount Pictures

Los Angeles Times | Jade Walker | Posted 02.24.2016 | Entertainment

Viacom Inc. is exploring a sale of a minority stake in its Los Angeles movie studio Paramount Pictures, opening the door to a possible break up of the...

Future of Banking: Will Google Or Amazon Be Your Future Bank?

April Rudin | Posted 01.06.2017 | Business
April Rudin

If you're a Millennial - that is, someone born between the years 1981 and 2000 - this imagined future probably doesn't seem far-fetched at all, as 73 percent of this generation would be more excited by a financial services offering from one of those five companies than from their own nationwide bank.

Viacom Gets Down to Give Back

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 01.04.2017 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

The holidays have past. Millions around the world feverishly dreamt of what awaited them on Christmas morning. Behind the scenes the true unsung her...

2015: The Year Streaming Went Mainstream

Jim Monroe | Posted 12.31.2016 | Business
Jim Monroe

Usually, TV changes slowly. Distribution contracts are long. Rapid change is rare. But in 2015 something unusual happened, and 2016 will be a much better year for TV viewers as a result.

(VIDEO) Viacom Aims to Pioneer Delivery & Attribution of Addressable TV Ads

Andy Plesser | Posted 12.17.2016 | Business
Andy Plesser

Viacom is aiming to be a "pioneer" in delivering video advertising on a one-to-one, or addressable basis, says Julian Zilberbrand, Executive Vice Pres...

'Truth,' the Movie: When Truth and Power Collide

Glenn W. Smith | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
Glenn W. Smith

Directed by James Vanderbilt, Truth tells the story of 2004's controversial 60 Minutes II broadcast questioning George W. Bush's military service record. It stars Robert Redford as Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as producer Mary Mapes. This time, Truth prevails.

Bellator MMA Goes Hybrid With Dynamite

Dan Shapiro | Posted 09.17.2016 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Unlike any combat sports event that has ever come before it, Dynamite 1 has the potential to turn MMA fans on to the intricacies and nuances of kickboxing, and vice versa, with little chance to alienate either core audience.

Live From Toronto Film Festival: Sunday Sept. 13

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.13.2016 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This year's edition will be remembered for putting both Jay Roach's Trumbo and James Vanderbilt's Truth in contention for the Oscar race. I saw the two films back to back on Sunday -- and they are guaranteed to both grip you and infuriate you