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Tyler Perry Signs Historic Mega Film & TV Deal With Viacom To Produce Programming For BET and Other Networks; ‘New York Times’ Calls It “a Blow to Oprah Winfrey’s Network”

Tyler Perry, the writer, director, producer, playwright and actor, has signed a long-term deal with Viacom that could help the fortunes of that embattled media conglomerate. (more…)

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Hulu Launches Live TV Service With 50 Channels for $40

Hulu has officially unleashed its horse in the crowded virtual pay-TV race. (more…)

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New York Reaches Settlements With 4 Toy Companies to Stop Tracking Children Online

The state attorney general announced settlements Tuesday with Viacom, Mattel, Hasbro and JumpStart Games to stop them from using or allowing tracking technology on their popular children's websites. (more…)

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BET Networks Announces Official Nominees for the 2016 “BET Awards”

BET Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), today announced the nominations for the 2016 "BET Awards," taking place at Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 26. This year’s broadcast marks 16 years of spectacular performances, must-see moments, outstanding talent, and exquisite music: from Alicia Keys performing during the

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With Full Power at CBS, CEO Moonves Sees More Aggressive Move to Digital

CBS Corp (CBS.N) CEO Leslie Moonves, who was given the additional title of executive chairman this week, is planning more original content and looking at taking some of his network's shows off the air and putting them exclusively on its subscription-based CBS All Access service, to compete with the growing

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What Are the Corporations that Sponsor Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Convention?

Despite questions of the Rev’s financial irregularities and allegations of shakedowns, they support him. (more…)

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Sony Launches Playstation Vue Web Video Service at $50 a Month

Sony Corp on Wednesday launched its PlayStation Vue Web video service in three cities, targeting customers looking for cheaper alternatives to cable with packages starting at $50. (more…)

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