Viacom Inc


  • Show Me The Money, Oscar Wednesday, 21 Feb 2007 | 5:26 PM ET

    This year’s Best Picture nominees grossed a mere $243 million in domestic box office sales, less than a fifth of the $1.32 billion raked in by the top five movies in 2006.

  • Possible YouTube Deal with CBS Unravels: WSJ Wednesday, 21 Feb 2007 | 9:09 AM ET

    A deal between Google and CBS that would let YouTube users watch clips from CBS shows such as "The Late Show with David Letterman," has unraveled, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

  • Viacom Signs Web Content Deal With Joost Tuesday, 20 Feb 2007 | 10:14 AM ET

    Viacom, a leading global entertainment company, and Internet television platform Joost said they have signed a web content deal, confirming press reports.1st Paragraph of story should go here

  • Viacom to Cut 250 Jobs at MTV Networks Monday, 12 Feb 2007 | 11:03 AM ET

    Viacom's MTV Networks, operator of music-oriented television channels, said it will cut about 250 U.S. jobs to slash costs and invest more heavily in new digital businesses and new networks.

  • Silicon Valley Chasing Hollywood Box Office Dream Thursday, 8 Feb 2007 | 11:17 AM ET

    Netflix is the latest player to provide movies via the web for users to watch on PCs or media center devices connected to their TVs, but it’s a crowded and confusing field.

  • YouTube Founders Split $650 Million in Google Payday Thursday, 8 Feb 2007 | 9:38 AM ET

    Two of YouTube's founders stand to divide shares of stock now valued at around $650 million, Web search leader Google said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday detailing the payout from its $1.65 billion acquisition.

  • Viacom Tells Google to Pull YouTube Video Clips Friday, 2 Feb 2007 | 12:01 PM ET

    Viacom  has demanded that Google's  online video service YouTube pull down all of its video clips after they failed to reach an agreement, the company said.

  • "Worked Up" Over Jobs And Global Warming Friday, 2 Feb 2007 | 8:19 AM ET

    It's all about the jobs report today, and stocks are tentative ahead of the number. The market is looking flat to positive, after a rousing performance yesterday that lifted the Dow to its 27th new record since October. Non farm payrolls are expected to increase by 167,000.

  • Silicon Valley Chasing Hollywood Box Office Dream Friday, 26 Jan 2007 | 4:49 PM ET

    Netflix is the latest player to provide movies via the web for users to watch on PCs or media center devices connected to their TVs, but it’s a crowded and confusing field.

  • Low-Budget Films "Picture" Oscar Gold Tuesday, 23 Jan 2007 | 2:55 PM ET
    Oscar Award Statue

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its Oscar nominations this morning, beginning a month-long period of speculation on who will win what. But today’s nominations show evidence that there are already some big winners: low-budget movies from the specialty divisions of major studios.

  • LeBron James, Kobe Bryant Join Nike Air Force 25 Drive Wednesday, 17 Jan 2007 | 7:05 PM ET

    Get ready for one of the biggest Nike marketing blitzes ever, for the 25th anniversary of the Air Force 1. A hot new commercial hits the airwaves tomorrow on MTV with all of Nike’s stars playing a pickup game in Air Force 25s. I had a chance to talk with Joaquin Hidalgo, Nike’s global vice president of marketing and Adam Roth, Nike’s U.S. advertising director about the push.

  • MTV Executives Resign in Latest Viacom Shakeup Thursday, 11 Jan 2007 | 7:12 PM ET

    Michael Wolf, a former McKinsey & Co. managing partner and well-known media strategist, will step down as MTV Networks' president after spending a little over a year at the company.

  • Paramount Scoop Thursday, 11 Jan 2007 | 11:52 AM ET

    UPDATE: Gail Berman met with Fox Executives on Thursday – presumably about coming back to Fox in some capacity.  Stayed tuned for more ... Here's the scoop on Viacom's Paramount--its new streamlined structure may be the change it needs. So, President of Paramount Pictures, Gail Berman, "resigned"... and Co-President of Production, Allison Shearmur, will also "step down" (fired)... and now the studio will be restructured into four labels that each report directly to Brad Grey. DreamWorks' co-chairman, Stacey Snider, will produce...

  • Apples and Oranges: Universal Access to digital content Wednesday, 10 Jan 2007 | 1:21 PM ET

    At CES this week, Microsoft founder Bill Gates called it connected entertainment.  Tuesday at Macworld, Steve Jobs called it Apple TV. At best, both allow universal access to every piece of digital content on a PC. At worst, it’s another complex device consumers don’t want to figure out-like a Windows Media Center PC.

  • Citigroup's Top Picks For '07 Friday, 5 Jan 2007 | 10:59 AM ET

    Citigroup's Tobias Levkovich has released his top picks for '07. Here are the hints to the stocks he liked--that you may have heard on "Squawk on the Street": 1) your parents were wrong; TV is good for you, 2) another of his favorites can be found in the mall, 3) the real little engines that could. Think you know which ones Levkovich likes? See if you guessed right...

  • CBS Records Is Back! Friday, 15 Dec 2006 | 2:34 PM ET

    So much for CBS's spinoff from Viacom -- meaning that it's focusing on one business -- the eye is really trying to become a vertically integrated media company. First CBS says it's starting a movie studio -- making films to fill its cable TV slots (owning the content means no fees, more control) -- and now, CBS is starting a music business.

  • New Allies With A New Enemy Tuesday, 12 Dec 2006 | 9:07 AM ET

    Who could have imagined Disney, Fox, Viacom, CBS and NBC Universal all teaming up together? They're so desperate to compete with Google's YouTube -- and to get paid for all that copyrighted material -- that desperate times have called for desperate measures. But more often that not, too many cooks spoil the broth.

  • Media Firms Discuss Forming YouTube Rival Saturday, 9 Dec 2006 | 11:18 AM ET

    While a deal is still far off, the four media companies envision a jointly owned site that would be the primary Web source for videos from their television networks,

  • CBS CEO Moonves: Nothing Wrong With Extra Cash Tuesday, 5 Dec 2006 | 1:05 PM ET
    Les Moonves

    It's been just under a year since Viacom split in two and CBS President/CEO Les Moonves is still standing. During the Moonves tenure--CBS stock has gone up almost 20%. The company has a lot of cash and some on Wall Street think CBS isn't doing enough with it. CNBC's David Faber has reaction from Moonves on the "cash problem" on "Squawk on the Street."

  • Welcome to Media Money Monday, 4 Dec 2006 | 1:57 PM ET

    Media is bigger business than ever – tens of billions of dollars of TV ads, movie ticket sales, DVDs, and online ads – and it’s not just the Viacoms and Yahoos that are media companies.