Jan 30- Viacom Inc said on Thursday it expects advertising revenue from its cable networks like MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon to improve this quarter, sending shares up 2.4 percent. Viacom is the first of the big media conglomerates to shed light on the U.S. advertising environment this year.
Jan 30- Viacom Inc reported lower-than-expected revenue for the first quarter as its studio Paramount Pictures released fewer movies and the home entertainment business reported lower sales. Viacom reported a 52 percent drop in revenue from theaters.
*Karmazin to step down on Feb. 1, 2013. Oct 23- Sirius XM Radio Inc Chief Executive Mel Karmazin will step down in February, a move that comes at a time when media mogul John Malone's Liberty Media Corp is trying to wrest full control of the satellite radio broadcaster.
NEW YORK-- Two years after granting CEO Leslie Moonves a bundle of stock options as a bonus for signing a long-term contract, CBS Corp. is giving him another signing bonus worth $22 million after extending his contract through the middle of 2017..
NEW YORK-- Leslie Moonves has a new five-year contract with broadcaster CBS that extends his term as chief executive through June 2017. CBS said 63- year-old Moonves' salary will remain the same and he will still be eligible for an annual bonus and stock grants.
By Jennifer Saba and Peter Lauria. Oct 10- Sirius XM Radio Inc CEO Mel Karmazin said the company will add 446,000 new subscribers for the third quarter and raised its full-year forecast to 1.8 million net additions. Karmazin gave the updated business outlook for the satellite radio broadcaster while speaking at Liberty Media Corp's.
Oct 10- Sirius XM Radio Inc CEO Mel Karmazin said the company will add 446,000 new subscribers for the third quarter and raised its full-year forecast to 1.8 million net additions. Karmazin gave the updated business outlook for the satellite radio broadcaster while speaking at Liberty Media Corp's.
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Hoo boy did I stir up a hornet’s nest yesterday by having the temerity to question whether it was “right” to publish Viacom billionaire Sumner Redstone’s hilariously stupid voice message left for an enterprising reporter at the Daily Beast.
Sumner Redstone, chairman of Viacom and CBS, is miffed by a story quoting anonymous sources depicting him as a lecherous casting-couch exec bent on forcing Viacom’s MTV to air “The Electric Barbarellas,” a reality show about a babefest band.
Media mogul Sumner Redstone's holding company, National Amusements, said Wednesday it is selling a portion of its stake in CBS and Viacom to pay off its debts.
I've made my predictions for 2009, so It only seems appropriate to look back at the predictions I made a year ago. The world has been transformed by the financial crisis over the past year, so I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised by how much I actually got right, and how much continues to seem to be true.
National Amusements is weighing selling its theater chain to generate the cash to pay its debt, but Shari is opposing the sale of the theaters, pushing Redstone to consider selling other assets.
Sumner Redstone has to repay $800 million in debt by December 19. With just a few weeks left to go, he's in the midst of negotiations to restructure the $1.6 billion in debt held by his private National Amusements, which Redstone's daughter Shari Redstone runs.
Wall Street will hear Viacom's earnings after the bell, but that's not the only reason Chairman Sumner Redstone is in the spotlight.
Sumner Redstone, the 85-year-old chairman of CBS and Viacom, is filing for divorce from his wife of five and a half years, Paula Fortunato.
Ratings could be better, so could the economy and advertising spending. What is CBS doing to halt the tumble in it stock price? Stay tuned.
Paramount said it would join forces with two other studios, MGM and Lionsgate, to introduce a premium channel and video-on-demand service beginning in the fall of 2009
Ever since media mogul Sumner Redstone split Viacom and CBS into two separate companies (he's chairman of both), they've become increasingly competitive. And just this Sunday, Viacom's Paramount Pictures studio said it's no longer going to distribute movies to CBS' Showtime.