Viacom acquires VidCon in live and digital push

Viacom has acquired VidCon, a conference focused on YouTube content creators and their fans, in a move designed to boost its live event and digital businesses. The channel group, which owns youth brands MTV and Nickelodeon, said that VidCon will remain a stand-alone entity, retain its senior leadership team, but will be able to “expand […]

Viacom looks to sell Paramount Pictures stake

Viacom is exploring selling a “significant” minority investment in its TV and film studio Paramount Pictures. Viacom chairman and CEO Philippe Dauman confirmed the news at the Jefferies Media and Communications Conference in New York City, saying: “We have received indications of interest from potential partners seeking a strategic investment in Paramount Pictures and I have decided to […]

Virgin Media adds Viacom channels to TV Anywhere

Virgin Media has added a range of new channels from Viacom to its Virgin TV and Virgin TV Anywhere services. Nick HD, MTV HD, MTV Music and BET have joined Virgin TV, while Comedy Central and BET have been added to the Virgin TV Anywhere offering. Virgin Media said it was the only cloud-based entertainment […]