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CBS Q4 Revenue Increased On International Sales, Affiliate Fees

variety.com — CBS said revenue in the fourth quarter increased 6% to $3.91 billion in the fourth quarter owing to higher distribution fees and retransmission paymens as well as sales of its content overseas. More to come...

MTV News: Viacom and MTV Want To Revive News And Documentary Unit

variety.com — MTV may be about to invoke memories of Kurt Loder and Tabitha Soren. At MTV, those two correspondents interviewed rock stars and U.S. presidential candidates, making MTV as reliable a news source for a certain generation as Dan Rather or Tom Brokaw.
Feb 11, 2016

Viacom Reboots MTV News in First Step Toward Reviving Network variety.com/2016/tv/news/m… via @Variety

Feb 11, 2016

.@MTV charts a return (sort of) to the days of Kurt Loder and Tabitha Soren by rebooting @MTVNews variety.com/2016/tv/news/m… via @Variety

Feb 11, 2016

MTV News just keeps adding quality people to their staff. @JamilSmith is joining as senior national correspondent: variety.com/2016/tv/news/m…

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AT&T, Fullscreen To Back Digital Influencers In Months-Long Projects

variety.com — AT&T continues trying to reach out and touch a new generation of video-watchers who prefer the screen on their mobile device to the one in their living room. The telecommunications giant will team up with FullScreen, the streaming-video content network to develop what it calls the AT&T Hello Lab, a year-long project that will allow ten different content creators to develop concepts and distribute them over a longer period of time.
Feb 11, 2016

AT&T, Fullscreen To Back Digital Influencers In Months-Long Projects variety.com/2016/digital/n… via @Variety

Advertisers Start to Sniff Out CNN’s Great Big Story

variety.com — Great Big Story is about to open a new chapter. The streaming-video hub, CNN 's answer to entities like Vice and NowThis that distribute newsy vignettes across the digisphere, is about to unveil some of the projects that will help keep it turning the page: advertiser-sponsored content.

Can Vice Get Young People To Watch TV Again (And Spark A New Wave of Media Consolidation, To Boot)?

linkedin.com — Upstart media company Vice has enjoyed grand success in recent years - so much so that traditional behemoths like 21st Century Fox, WPP and Walt Disney have invested in it. Now comes the company's greatest feat - a bet that its must-see digital content will prove just as durable on TV.
Feb 09, 2016

"Can Vice Get Young People To Watch TV Again (And Spark A New Wave of Media Consolidation, To Boot)?" linkedin.com/pulse/can-vice…

Vice: Can Shane Smith Prove Viceland is Worthy of Investment?

variety.com — "Are you getting high?" asks a marijuana entrepreneur's mother in his new TV series "Weediquette," fearing he will be caught smoking on screen. It's a sly joke, considering how much pot consumption is crammed into seemingly every minute of the show produced by Vice Media, which will program the series as part of a newly branded cable channel the heavily hyped upstart co-owns with one of its investors, A+E Networks.
Feb 09, 2016

RT @Variety: Vice Media Under Pressure: New Backers Bring New Challenges bit.ly/20RFtw6

Feb 09, 2016

The @Variety Cover Story: Vice Media under pressure as new backers bring new challenges bit.ly/20RFtw6 pic.twitter.com/Ym6TqFN9Ar

Feb 09, 2016

.@VICE has ambitous plans: Grabbing young men and bringing them back to the TV screen variety.com/2016/digital/f… via @Variety

Feb 09, 2016

RT @bristei: .@VICE has ambitous plans: Grabbing young men and bringing them back to the TV screen variety.com/2016/digital/f… via @Variety

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Madison Avenue Stuffed Super Bowl 50 With More Ads Than Past Events

variety.com — TV viewers who tuned to Super Bowl 50 this weekend likely gorged themselves on chicken wings, beer and sandwiches. Their eyes, meanwhile, were led to feast on something else: ads.
Feb 09, 2016

Madison Avenue Stuffed Super Bowl 50 With More Ads Than Past Games variety.com/2016/tv/news/s… via @Variety

Feb 09, 2016

RT @alexweprin: It wasn't just you. This year's Super Bowl had more ads than usual: variety.com/2016/tv/news/s…

Feb 09, 2016

RT @bristei: Madison Avenue Stuffed Super Bowl 50 With More Ads Than Past Games variety.com/2016/tv/news/s… via @Variety

Viacom To Sell U.S. Ads For Snapchat

variety.com — Viacom, which has been working to broaden its toehold in digital media, said it had struck a pact with social-media company Snapchat that will allow the New York entertainment conglomerate to sell U.S.. advertising for Snapchat and bundle it into packages with its TV clients.

Viacom: First-Quarter Revenue Falls Due To Dips In Ads, Paramount

variety.com — Viacom Inc., the entertainment conglomerate that has come under investor scrutiny in recent months, said revenue in its first fiscal quarter declined 6% as the company faced a dip in ad revenue at its U.S. cable networks and in revenue from its movie operations.

2016 Super Bow: CBS Boosts Online Streaming, ‘Good Wife’

variety.com — CBS used last night's Super Bowl to get down to business. Where most TV networks hosting the game tend to focus heavily on the promotion of individual shows and goose interest in big-bet programs that are slated for release in coming weeks, CBS used its broadcast of Super Bowl 50 to expand viewers' notions of what a TV network does and also drop a little surprise.
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Feb 12, 2016

RT @mediatwit: Viacom Reboots MTV News in First Step Toward Reviving Network (@bristei / @Variety) ow.ly/YfDUv #MustReads

Feb 12, 2016

RT @MediaShiftOrg: Viacom Reboots MTV News in First Step Toward Reviving Network (@bristei / @Variety) ow.ly/YfDRT #MustReads

Feb 12, 2016

RT @jafurtado: MTV News: Viacom and MTV Want To Revive News And Documentary Unit,by Brian Steinberg @bristei | Variety variety.com/2016/tv/news/m…

Feb 12, 2016

Bernie Sanders to appear on @FoxNewsSunday with Chris Wallace this Sunday

Feb 12, 2016

RT @N4TVM: Brian Steinberg delves into Vice Media's upcoming challenges as new backers bring new pressures. variety.com/2016/digital/f…

Feb 12, 2016

At last! They've decided to remake "Bay City Blues"! Dennis Franz, Ken Olin, Sharon Stone all available! twitter.com/theavclub/stat…

Feb 12, 2016

I've been waiting all year to do this: Warm birthday wishes to @bensherwood of ABC


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