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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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