Philippe Dauman

Viacom’s Dauman extends contract

Philippe Dauman has extended his contract as president and CEO of US media giant Viacom by another two years. Dauman, heavily tipped to inherit Sumner Redstone’s empire upon the 91-year-old mogul’s passing, will remain in his post until December 31, 2018 after signing the new deal. Viacom operates cable channels such as MTV, Comedy Central […]

Viacom to launch Spike channel internationally with UK rollout

Viacom is set to launch its male-skewing Spike channel internationally for the first time, with rollout of a new free-to-air UK version of the network in spring next year.  Announcing the launch in at a Broadcasting Press Guild breakfast in London today, Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman said that Viacom’s acquisition of UK terrestrial broadcaster Viacom […]

Viacom says Channel 5 to aim younger, challenge Channel 4 for ratings

Channel 5 still has a “lot of room to grow” and will aim to challenge UK rival Channel 4 in terms of ratings while going after a younger audience demographic, according to Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman. Speaking at a Broadcasting Press Guild event in London this morning, Dauman said that Viacom, which closed its £450 […]

Viacom looks to growth in Europe after difficult 2013

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman has said that its business in Europe is stabilising after a difficult period caused by the regions wider economic challenges and he is targeting strong growth from the region. Speaking to analysts in the wake of the media giant’s fourth quarter and full-year results, Dauman said: “2013 was really a year […]