Viacom archive

  • Yahoo Screen for iOS launches, streams Viacom video like Comedy Central, SNL
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    Yahoo Screen for iOS launches, streams Viacom video like Comedy Central, SNL

    By 9 September 2013

    Yahoo has released a new video-streaming app for iOS, and it's appropriately called Yahoo! Screen. Yahoo has consistently updated, re-launched, improved and even rebranded many of its products since Marissa Mayer took over as CEO in 2012, including debuting...

  • Sony and Viacom reportedly striking deal for Internet-based TV service
    Home Cinema

    Sony and Viacom reportedly striking deal for Internet-based TV service

    By 15 August 2013

    Sony and Viacom have reportedly reached a preliminary deal in offering the media giant's programming on Sony's upcoming internet-based TV service, according to The Wall Street Journal. Viacom is an American-based mass media company, home to networks...

  • Viacom rebrands MTV iOS app, adds full episodes and on-demand access
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    Viacom rebrands MTV iOS app, adds full episodes and on-demand access

    By 13 June 2013

    Viacom has rebranded its MTV WatchWith app on Thursday and relaunched it with a major update that adds full episodes, on-demand video and a second-screen viewing experience. Called simply MTV, the new app brings full episodes of Teen Wolf, Awkward, Teen...

  • Amazon-Viacom deal adds Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon shows to Prime Instant Video
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    Amazon-Viacom deal adds Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon shows to Prime Instant Video

    By 4 June 2013

    Amazon's Prime Instant Video service now features thousands of episodes from Viacom's Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. Amazon announced the multi-year licensing agreement with Viacom on Tuesday and said the content would bulk its Prime...

  • Amazon adds Viacom to its streaming armoury
    Home Cinema

    Amazon adds Viacom to its streaming armoury

    By 8 February 2012

    Amazon's global assault continues with the news that the e-retail giant has signed a deal with Viacom - meaning a wealth of new content is now available for the Seattle-based company to stream. Stream in the US, that is - remember, we don't get any Amazon...

  • Google wins copyright lawsuit
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    Google wins copyright lawsuit

    By 24 June 2010

    Google has won its high profile legal battle with media giant Viacom in a ruling that could have major ramifications for copyrighted content.  Viacom, who owns MTV and Comedy Central amongst other things, had filed a $1 billion lawsuit against the big...

  • YouTube details some of Viacom's shady practices in $1bn lawsuit
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    YouTube details some of Viacom's shady practices in $1bn lawsuit

    By 19 March 2010

    "Viacom continuously and secretly uploaded its content to YouTube, even while publicly complaining about its presence there". That's the claim of YouTube, in a new blog post, perhaps hoping to win public support in its $1billion lawsuit with the media...

  • Rock Band is still not profitable, says Viacom
    Gaming

    Rock Band is still not profitable, says Viacom

    By 5 November 2009

    Viacom has admitted that its Rock Band series is still not making any cash - on the contrary, it's losing the company money. Viacom's chief financial officer, Tom Dooley, admitted in a quarterly earnings report that "Rock Band was a negative contributor...

  • Google paid $1 billion premium for YouTube
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    Google paid $1 billion premium for YouTube

    By 7 October 2009

    Google's CEO Eric Schmidt has admitted to paying a $1 billion premium on YouTube when Google bought the video service in 2007. The move, which made sure that the fledgling company (at the time) didn't fall into the wrong hands (read Microsoft or Yahoo)...

  • New organisation founded to fight online piracy
    Online

    New organisation founded to fight online piracy

    By 1 October 2008

    The battle between peer-2-peer websites and the music and movie industries is hotting up. The notorious file sharing website, Pirate Bay, is facing bans in Italy, Denmark and Sweden. Despite a recent vote by the EU, not to adopt a three strikes and you're...

  • MTV goes HD with MTVNHD
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    MTV goes HD with MTVNHD

    By 2 September 2008

    MTV Networks International has announced the launch of the first ever international high definition service dedicated to "music and kids", called MTVNHD. The English-language channel will premiere on Monday 15 September 2008 and will be available in Belgium,...

  • Viacom and YouTube make a deal
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    Viacom and YouTube make a deal

    By 15 July 2008

    On the 4 July, we reported that a judge in New York ruled that Google must pass on the details of more than 100 million people - many of them in the UK - to Viacom, the US TV company that Google is involved in with a billion-dollar court case. But now...

  • YouTube viewer details to be supplied to Viacom
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    YouTube viewer details to be supplied to Viacom

    By 4 July 2008

    A judge in New York has said that Google must pass on the details of more than 100 million people - many of them in the UK - to Viacom, the US TV company that Google is involved in with a billion-dollar court case. The argument is that Viacom's "experts"...

  • Viacom YouTube lawsuit "threatens internet freedom"
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    Viacom YouTube lawsuit "threatens internet freedom"

    By 27 May 2008

    It's been rumbling on since March last year, and now the legal battle between Viacom and Google looks set to get even nastier. Last spring, Viacom launched a $1bn case against Google accusing its website YouTube of massive copyright infringement. It argued...

  • Viacom profits driven by Rock Band game
    Gaming

    Viacom profits driven by Rock Band game

    By 2 May 2008

    Viacom is boasting a 33% boom in profits following on the success of its MTV-branded Rock Band video game. The company has released its financial results and says that its first-quarter profit rose to $270 million as compared to $203 million for the first...

  • Transformers movie drives DVD sales
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    Transformers movie drives DVD sales

    By 29 February 2008

    It seems our love of those robots in disguise has been driving DVD sales for Paramount studios. The studio's owner Viacom has announced its quarterly sales figures and boasted a 16% rise in profit. As well as booming DVD sales (perhaps also driven on...

  • 2007: A year in review, March
    Gaming

    2007: A year in review, March

    By 27 December 2007

    Let the battle begin! March kicked off with the launch of the PS3 but hot on its heels was the arrival Xbox 360 Elite. Shivering gamers waited outside the Virgin Megastore in Oxford Street in London for the latest launch from Sony. It was well worth it...

  • Real's Rhapsody and MTV's Urge merges into Rhapsody America
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    Real's Rhapsody and MTV's Urge merges into Rhapsody America

    By 23 August 2007

    A new music download service - Rhapsody America - is to launch in the States. Not just A.N. Other iTunes competitor, industry insiders and analysts are suggesting this new venture could pose a legitimate challenge to Apple's ubiquitous download service....

  • Top ten most spammed ISPs revealed
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    Top ten most spammed ISPs revealed

    By 15 May 2007

    UK anti-spam company ClearMyMail has today revealed statistics showing which internet service providers are the most targeted by spam, in a handy top ten list format. Top ten most spammed ISP’s: 1. Forece9.net = 95% average spam rate 2. Talk Talk =...

  • Google earn £3.66billion in 3 months
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    Google earn £3.66billion in 3 months

    By 20 April 2007

    Here's something to get your teeth into, your head around or just to begin designing your way to take over the planet: Google's earnings for the past 3 months. Google reported revenues of $3.66 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2007, an increase...

  • Google makes some changes
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    Google makes some changes

    By 19 April 2007

    Google has announced two new developments to its search service that can be used as of today. Unfortunately for the giant search engine, some of its quirky names have been unsuccessful. Take Google Product Search, which if you remember had a massive hype...

  • Google phone rumours shift to just software not hardware
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    Google phone rumours shift to just software not hardware

    By 22 March 2007

    A Wall Street analyst has said that Google is building software for phones, but not for a its own phone according to Reuters. The news service has Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster quotes as saying that Google appears to be building software for Web...

  • Google Spain confirms Google Phone rumours
    Phones

    Google Spain confirms Google Phone rumours

    By 16 March 2007

    Google has confirmed that it is working on a mobile phone however hasn’t given any more details as yet to when it will be released. The rumour, which has been floating around the ether for sometime, was confirmed to Spanish newspaper Noticias by Google...

  • Viacom sue Google and YouTube for $1bn
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    Viacom sue Google and YouTube for $1bn

    By 13 March 2007

    Viacom Media, whose brands include MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon has announced that it is suing Web giant Google and its video sharing site YouTube for $1bn (£517m). The Entertainment giant has accussed Google, which owns YouTube, of illegally...

  • Joost signs content deals with Viacom
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    Joost signs content deals with Viacom

    By 20 February 2007

    US television conglomerate Viacom has signed a content deal to put its programming on Joost, the internet on-demand TV service from the men behind Skype. The agreement means that TV shows from MTV, BET Networks, and film studio Paramount Pictures will...