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  1. 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...

  2. April 5, 2011

    Sir Martin makes the dude list

    WPP chief Sir Martin Sorrell has joined the hep cats with the advertising group’s deal for a minority stake in hipster bible...

  1. April 5, 2011

    WPP invests in hipster bible Vice

    Sir Martin Sorrell’s WPP has joined a group of companies investing in Vice Media, publisher of the free monthly fashion and...

  2. October 10, 2008

    Start-ups seek the arms of old foes

    Digital media start-ups, once flush with financing, are seeking refuge from the souring economy in the traditional media...

  3. October 10, 2008

    Start-ups seek the arms of old foes

    Digital media start-ups, once flush with financing, are seeking refuge from the souring economy in the traditional media...

  4. October 9, 2008

    Start-ups seek the arms of old foes

    Digital media start-ups, once flush with financing, are seeking refuge from the souring economy in the traditional media...

  5. February 15, 2008

    Observer: Murdoch and the new old thing

    The last time Rupert Murdoch made a bet on the internet, he looked very smart. In the summer of 2005, Murdoch bought a...

  6. February 14, 2008

    Murdoch and the new old thing

    The last time Rupert Murdoch made a bet on the internet, he looked very smart. In the summer of 2005, Murdoch bought a...

  7. August 3, 2007

    Shrek the Third gives a fillip to Viacom

    Viacom, the media group owned by Sumner Redstone, reported better-than-expected earnings on the back of a strong quarter...

  8. July 21, 2007

    Viacom succession saga shows Sumner Redstone's iron grip

    There was a knowing chuckle among Viacom veterans when word emerged this week that Sumner Redstone, the company's...

  9. July 20, 2007

    Viacom saga shows Redstone’s iron grip

    There was a knowing chuckle among Viacom veterans when word emerged this week that Sumner Redstone, the company’s...

  10. July 20, 2007

    Redstone sidelines daughter in clashes at top of media empire

    Sumner Redstone, the 84-year-old chairman of Viacom and CBS, is moving to sideline another in a long line of potential...

  11. July 19, 2007

    Redstone moves to sideline daughter

    Sumner Redstone, the 84-year-old chairman of Viacom and CBS, is moving to sideline another in a long line of potential...

  12. July 12, 2007

    Observer: The old gang

    The annual Sun Valley gathering of media moguls is focused on finding the next big thing - Facebook seems to be this year's...

  13. March 1, 2007

    MTV Networks weaves fresh web strategy

    When Mika Salmi took over digital strategy at MTV Networks three months ago one of the biggest challenges he faced was not...

  14. February 6, 2007

    Zucker switches focus to NBC woes

    Last October, NBC Universal revealed the difficult state of the network television business when it announced plans to lay...

  15. January 12, 2007

    Michael Wolf leaves Viacom's MTV Networks

    Michael Wolf is leaving Viacom's MTV Networks a little more than a year after he was recruited fromMcKinsey to help ease...

  16. January 12, 2007

    MTV president Wolf resigns

    Michael Wolf is leaving Viacom’s MTV Networks a little more than a year after he was recruited from McKinsey to help ease...

  17. November 9, 2006

    Viacom seeking more profit from overseas

    Philippe Dauman, Viacom’s new chief executive, is launching a campaign to improve profitability at the US media group’s...

  18. November 6, 2006

    CBS reshuffles digital team

    CBS has shaken up its digital team by hiring Quincy Smith, the Silicon Valley banker, to lead its internet strategy in place...

  19. November 2, 2006

    MTV's Salmi to take on internet upstarts

    MTV Networks yesterday named Mika Salmi to the newly created position of president of global digital media. In his new...

  20. October 19, 2006

    Ex-Viacom chief to get up to $84m

    Tom Freston, the former Viacom chief executive, will be paid $58.9m in severance, according to a filing the company made...

  21. October 18, 2006

    MTV joins Baidu on online videos

    Viacom's MTV Networks has teamed up with Baidu.com, China's top search engine, to offer a range of online video content...

  22. October 17, 2006

    Viacom's MTV buys Quizilla.com

    Viacom's MTV Networks division has acquired Quizilla.com, a community website aimed at teenage girls. Viacom did not...

  23. September 25, 2006

    Redstone agrees change in pay

    Sumner Redstone, whose rich pay packages have sometimes fallen foul of investors and corporate governance experts, has...

  24. September 21, 2006

    Observer: Still there

    As the new chief executive of Viacom, Philippe Dauman has large - and exceedingly hip - shoes to fill. He is replacing the...

  25. September 15, 2006

    Observer: Who's up, who's down - and who's out

    Sumner Redstone, the billionaire media mogul, obviously did not call Vanity Fair magazine before firing Tom Freston last...

  26. September 14, 2006

    Observer

    Who’s up, who’s down - and who’s out Sumner Redstone, the billionaire media mogul, obviously did not call Vanity Fair...

  27. September 14, 2006

    CBS shies away from social networking

    Les Moonves, chief executive of CBS, ruled out buying a large social networking or user-generated video site yesterday, a...

  28. September 11, 2006

    CBS chief tunes into a fragmented media world

    Les Moonves, the CBS chief executive, was beaming on Wednesday as he sat in his office at the company's famed Black Rock...

  29. September 9, 2006

    Fearless Redstone faces up to the future

    It has become a staple of reality television for celebrity bosses such as Donald Trump and Martha Stewart to appear in a...

  30. September 8, 2006

    Fearless Redstone faces up to the future

    It has become a staple of reality television for celebrity bosses like Donald Trump and Martha Stewart to appear in a...

  31. September 8, 2006

    Viacom's aggressive talk gives rise to fears of overpayment

    Viacom's pledge to be more aggressive in pursuing its digital strategy has raised concerns the media company could over-pay...

  32. September 7, 2006

    Viacom fuels overpayment fears

    Viacom’s pledge to pursue its digital strategy more aggressively has raised concerns that the media company could overpay...

  33. September 7, 2006

    The king of CBS fine-tunes queen of TV screen

    Les Moonves, the man who lured television personality Katie Couric to CBS Evening News with a $60m contract, yesterday gave...

  34. September 6, 2006

    Oil find lifts Chevron and Devon

    An oil discovery in the Gulf of Mexico boosted Chevron and Devon Energy yesterday, as the main indices traded mixed after...

  35. September 6, 2006

    Observer: A Viacom survivor gets Redstoned

    Tom Freston was one of the few executives in the US media industry who seemed as cool as the talent. This was no small feat....

  36. September 6, 2006

    FIRM HAND ON THE TILLER

    The decision by Sumner Redstone (below) to fire Tom Freston as the chief executive of Viacom was another reminder that the...

  37. September 6, 2006

    Freston removed as chief of Viacom

    Tom Freston, who built MTV into a global entertainment powerhouse, was removed yesterday as chief executive of its parent...

  38. September 6, 2006

    Freston removed as Viacom chief amid stock concerns

    Tom Freston, who built MTV into a global entertainment powerhouse, was removed yesterday as chief executive of its parent...

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