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  1. August 29, 2014

    Vice Media nears sale of stake to A&E

    Vice Media is finalising the sale of a 10 per cent stake to A&E Networks, the cable television group jointly owned by Walt...

  2. Material World

    August 27, 2014

    VMAs vs Emmys: The red carpet trends to watch

    Katy Perry in Versace at the MTV Video Music Awards   © gettyimages Two of the biggest events in the Hollywood calendar took...

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  1. Digital and Social Media Marketing 2013

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  1. May 2, 2014

    Content king Redstone comes to UK shores

    Sumner Redstone does not do deals very often. But when he does, he tends to make a splash. The nonagenarian billionaire hit...

  2. May 1, 2014

    Viacom explores new territory with Channel 5 acquisition

    Channel 5, say hello to Viacom’s SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. With its...

  3. March 18, 2014

    Viacom and Google settle YouTube lawsuit

    Viacom and Google have settled a $1bn copyright infringement suit tied to Google’s YouTube digital video service, ending a...

  4. January 19, 2014

    Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Forum, London – review

    Among Generation X’s role models of about 20 years ago, one archetype reigned supreme, or if not supreme then horizontally...

  5. December 20, 2013

    A year in a word: Twerking – the oldest trick in the book

    Verb: dance in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a squatting stance. When a one-time...

  6. FT Alphaville

    November 22, 2013

    Guest post: Why assassins don't prefer Bitcoin

    By David G.W. Birch, a director of the secure electronic transactions consultancy, Consult Hyperion. He is an...

  7. October 22, 2013

    Peter Gabriel, O2 Arena, London – review

    Peter Gabriel has every reason to feel nostalgic about So. The 1986 album was the ex-Genesis leader’s solo breakthrough, the...

  8. Material World

    August 28, 2013

    Does Lady Gaga really sell fashion?

    Getty Images How much does Lady Gaga really matter, in a quantifiable way, to fashion? — this what I want to know. I mean,...

  9. April 24, 2013

    Media: Watching television no longer rates as passive pastime

    What can the second screen do for the first? Television was once a “lean-back” experience, passively consumed from the...

  10. March 22, 2013

    ‘The Art of the Pop Video’

    Have you done the Harlem Shake? It’s the dance craze sweeping the planet. At its height, 4,000 videos a day were being...

  11. March 12, 2013

    Vevo launches music video digital channel

    The music industry is making a new push to get artists’ videos on television, launching an MTV-like channel on Tuesday, 31...

  12. FT Tech Hub

    March 11, 2013

    Rovio taps 1.7bn Angry Birds downloads to create "Looney Tunes for the mobile generation"

    Angry Birds developer Rovio has already become the first app maker to successfully transfer its brand from digital to...

  13. February 10, 2013

    Rightster in deal for Preview Networks

    Rightster, a British start-up that helps content owners distribute and market online video around the web, is buying Preview...

  14. November 15, 2012

    Viacom defends TV as ratings fall

    Faced with a continued slide in ratings across Viacom’s MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central television networks, the...

  15. November 2, 2012

    Sandy swallows ‘Jersey Shore’ town

    Hurricane Sandy’s damage to New Jersey shore The vacation destination where names such as Snooki, JWoww, and The Situation...

  16. September 11, 2012

    Lebanon frees four remaining Syrian hostages

    The Lebanese army said on Tuesday that it had freed four Syrian hostages whose capture by a powerful Shia clan last month...

  17. August 3, 2012

    Viacom bets on new Nickelodeon line-up

    A new cast of characters will join the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants and Kung Fu Panda in the battle...

  18. June 1, 2012

    Dubstep diplodocus

    Dreaming spires and banging dance music aren’t an obvious combination. But then Oxford’s Orlando Higginbottom, who performs...

  19. May 27, 2012

    Unilever in soap opera digital ads deals

    Unilever is attempting to reinvent “soap opera” sponsorship for the digital age by striking international,...

  20. FT Tech Hub

    May 8, 2012

    European technology funding April

    Funding Circle, a UK-based online marketplace where individuals lend directly to small businesses raised $16m of Series B...

  21. May 3, 2012

    Viacom pins hopes on turtle power

    Viacom is hoping that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will swing to the rescue of flagging ratings at its Nickelodeon...

  22. April 6, 2012

    Expat lives: Tequila and trumpets

    It was almost inevitable that Sandra Chollet would end up living in Mexico. “I’ve always been connected to Mexico through...

  23. February 17, 2012

    Whitney Houston was worth Sony’s posthumous premium

    What price the grief of Whitney Houston fans? For a brief period in the early hours of Sunday morning, it seemed the answer...

  24. FT Tech Hub

    February 6, 2012

    Samsung, Instagram and Twitter score at Super Bowl

    Tech news from around the web, Super Bowl edition: Although automotive companies were the most prolific advertisers during...

  25. February 2, 2012

    Weak advertising hits Viacom profit

    Viacom suffered a drop in fourth-quarter profit as higher fees from distributors failed to offset weak advertising sales at...

  26. December 21, 2011

    The man who made music videos pay

    Doug Morris credits his grandson with the inspiration for Vevo, the website that in two years has turned music videos from a...

  27. December 20, 2011

    Vevo sounds upbeat note on cable channel

    The record industry is looking to create its own destination for music videos on television, 30 years after a generation...

  28. December 16, 2011

    Tartan uprising

    When Emma Watson stepped on the red carpet in her McQ tartan puffball minidress and spiky heels for the GQ Men of the Year...

  29. December 2, 2011

    One man’s Utopia is another’s dystopia

    Patience and perseverance are qualities to be respected in an age that demands instant gratification. I’m as guilty as the...

  30. November 11, 2011

    Viacom to switch from NYSE to save fees

    Viacom will change its market listing from the New York Stock Exchange to the Nasdaq Global Select Market in a move the...

  31. November 10, 2011

    Viacom

    Viacom’s films and TV shows can make us feel frightened (the Paranormal Activity films), ironic and superior (Jon Stewart’s...

  32. November 10, 2011

    ‘Transformers’ success boosts Viacom

    Viacom has become the latest large US media group to step up share buy-backs, after the box office success of the latest...

  33. FT Alphaville

    November 7, 2011

    Man Group hires top China businesswoman

    Man Group, the world’s second largest hedge fund manager, is positioning itself for an expansion into mainland China as part...

  34. November 6, 2011

    Man Group hires top China businesswoman

    Man Group, the world’s second largest hedge fund manager, is positioning itself for an expansion into mainland China as part...

  35. October 5, 2011

    Confessions of a cord cutter

    Like most US children, I grew up watching a lot of television. Saturday cartoons led to after-school specials. Before I knew...

  36. September 9, 2011

    Last of the great crooners

    On the day I meet Tony Bennett, a splendid summer afternoon in London, neither of us is to know that one particular song...

  37. September 8, 2011

    Proud to be a bridge-and-tunnel guy

    Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, and as the day approaches, I find...

  38. August 26, 2011

    Party like it’s 1985

    Henley-on-Thames, that bastion of prosperous Oxfordshire respectability, has been overrun by men in leather caps, chaps and...

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