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    Viacom Inc

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    71.01

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  1. April 7, 2015

    Viacom punished after taking $785m charge

    Viacom’s massive writedown sparked hefty selling from investors, while the broader US market was modestly lower on Tuesday,...

  2. April 3, 2015

    The funny thing about American comedy

    A lot of things are going wrong in the US nowadays. Washington does not work and Wall Street can’t change. The seas are...

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  1. March 30, 2015

    Comedy Central taps Trevor Noah to host ‘The Daily Show’

    Comedy Central has tapped Trevor Noah, a South African comedian who is little known in the US, to succeed Jon Stewart as...

  2. March 17, 2015

    Apple: unbundle of joy

    Dealing with the Hollywood jet set seems glamorous at first. But once the stardust settles, their demands become exhausting....

  3. February 22, 2015

    Broadcasters fear falling revenues as viewers switch to on-demand TV

    With YouTube to watch, Instagram pictures to take and Facebook, Snapchat and other social media platforms to explore, a...

  4. February 16, 2015

    CBS: radio silence

    Is the most intriguing dealmaking at CBS about radio, not television? TV has been the centre of attention recently, with...

  5. February 11, 2015

    Stewart and Williams show talent task facing media groups

    If investors in media companies needed any reminder of the challenges involved in managing leading talent, they got two this...

  6. February 11, 2015

    Jon Stewart to quit The Daily Show

    Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show, the satirical Comedy Central news programme that he has turned into a staple of...

  7. January 29, 2015

    Wall Street considers CBS and Viacom without Sumner Redstone

    If the US’s most enduring media moguls were to meet for dinner one evening, there would have to be a prime place at the...

  8. January 28, 2015

    Channel 5 attacks Omnicom in letter to ad group’s clients

    Channel 5 has attacked Omnicom in a letter to dozens of the advertising group’s clients in the UK, urging them to consult...

  9. January 14, 2015

    The prudent mogul breaks up his empire

    There comes a time in most people’s lives, usually very late in the lives of self-made billionaires, when they settle their...

  10. January 4, 2015

    TV Advertising: Very mad men

    Kill the messenger. That might be an extreme reaction for America’s television networks, who have a grievance with Nielsen,...

  11. November 17, 2014

    Cheaper oil energises US consumer stocks

    One of this year’s most maligned stock market sectors has finally found its spark – helped by sliding oil prices. US...

  12. November 5, 2014

    CBS takes 24-hour news battle online

    CBS will launch a 24-hour digital news channel on Thursday as the US broadcaster behind the Big Bang Theory shifts its...

  13. October 12, 2014

    YouTube’s ads on unauthorised content pay off

    YouTube has hit $1bn in payments to companies that participate in a programme that sells advertising on user-generated clips...

  14. September 21, 2014

    Disney eyes bigger picture with Bollywood link

    To promote last week’s release of Khoobsurat, a Bollywood film produced by Disney’s Indian subsidiary, actress Sonam Kapoor...

  15. September 18, 2014

    Sony looks to PlayStation to ride to the rescue

    Sony’s pullback in the global smartphone battle offers one silver lining. Now, it can at least focus on the remaining pillar...

  16. 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...

  17. August 24, 2014

    US TV-advert buyers hold back as viewers move online

    From True Detective’s Matthew McConaughey to Robin Wright from House of Cards, the stars of US television will be back on...

  18. August 21, 2014

    US TV takeovers threaten UK creative economy, says C4 chief

    US takeovers of British television companies are threatening the UK’s creative economy, a leading industry figure has...

  19. July 17, 2014

    US media: Who else might be in play?

    What Murdoch would be getting Rupert Murdoch has tried to buy Time Warner for $80bn, but 21st Century Fox is not the only...

  20. May 30, 2014

    Ambani’s Reliance Industries poised to win $677m India TV deal

    India’s richest man is set to take control of one of the country’s most powerful media companies, as Mukesh Ambani’s...

  21. 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...

  22. May 1, 2014

    Desmond considers uses for £450m Viacom cheque

    Finally Richard Desmond’s cheque is in the post. After promising to sell one media business after another at a sizeable...

  23. 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...

  24. April 30, 2014

    Viacom to buy Channel 5 from Northern & Shell Media for £450m

    Richard Desmond has agreed to sell UK broadcaster Channel 5 to US group Viacom for £450m, in a move that will see him...

  25. April 10, 2014

    Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as ‘Late Show’ host

    CBS has moved quickly to fill one of the most important slots in its TV schedule by hiring Stephen Colbert to replace David...

  26. April 3, 2014

    Channel 5 bidders question broadcaster’s valuation

    A war of words has broken out over the valuation of Channel 5, ahead of this month’s deadline for second-round bids for the...

  27. 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...

  28. March 13, 2014

    In a tech bubble with a twist, the big danger is bonds

    Seth Klarman, the publicity-shy manager of the $27bn Baupost hedge fund, has given investors a slap. In his quarterly...

  29. March 6, 2014

    Companies rush to sell debt amid blockbuster week

    A rush by companies to sell bonds has led to a blockbuster week of issuance in the US, with investors scrambling to put...

  30. March 4, 2014

    Big US companies rush to raise funds

    Companies rushed to raise funds in the US debt capital markets on Tuesday in the most active day for bond sales since...

  31. February 28, 2014

    US cable groups join bidding for Channel 5

    A trio of US cable network owners have entered the race to buy Channel 5, the UK television broadcaster owned by media baron...

  32. January 30, 2014

    Viacom boosted by profits rise

    Shares in media conglomerate Viacom rose on Thursday after the company reported a 16 per cent rise in quarterly profits,...

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    January 7, 2014

    India's film industry: look beyond Bollywood

    Waiting for Hollywood to call? To the rest of the world, Bollywood is the face of Indian cinema. But the country’s...

  34. August 16, 2013

    21st Century Fox takes stake in ‘gonzo’ Vice

    Twenty-First Century Fox has taken a 5 per cent stake in Vice Media, the digital media and publishing group that brought...

  35. June 3, 2013

    Technology: ‘Digital natives’ tap into the wisdom of the crowd

    The millennial generation is so frequently characterised by its use of technology that its members are often referred to as...

  36. May 30, 2013

    A spring in the step of seasoned hands

    I am not a spring chicken. My hair is thinning. There’s a pain in my right shoulder that never quite goes away. Young women...

  37. beyondbrics

    May 30, 2013

    India: Comedy Central v the censor

    The debate around censorship in India has this week focused on a new target – Comedy Central. The television channel has...

  38. May 5, 2013

    Google set to unveil subscriptions for specialist YouTube videos

    Google is on the verge of unveiling an à la carte subscription service for some of YouTube’s specialist video channels, to...

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