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  • Stephen Colbert's exit will leave huge gap at Comedy Central

    Stephen Colbert's exit will leave huge gap at Comedy Central
    Comedy Central now has a late-night problem. CBS' announcement that Stephen Colbert would take over "The Late Show" next year when David Letterman retires leaves a huge gap in Comedy Central's marquee lineup.  For nearly a decade, "The Colbert Report"...
  • YouTube, Once TV's Enemy, Tries to Show How It Drives Viewers to TV Shows

    In its early days, YouTube was met with hostility from TV networks. Viacom, for one, alleged in its $1 billion copyright-infringement lawsuit that the video-sharing site was making money from illegal uploads of its most popular content. Now the seven-...
  • Paramount Television names production, development heads

    Paramount Television names production, development heads
    Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Television studio has named the executive team that will help the company stage its return to the TV production business.  The company on Wednesday appointed Jason Fisher, formerly of cable network AMC, as head of production. ...
  • TV Land to Revive 'Candid Camera' For Summer Run

    Smile -- "Candid Camera" is back in business, this time with TV Land and Electus. The Viacom cabler has ordered 10 new episodes of the enduring hidden-camera series that has been on TV on and off since 1948, following its birth on radio in 1947 as...
  • Amazon Streams More Video Than Hulu or Apple, But It's Still Miles Behind Netflix

    Amazon is touting a study finding that the number of streams delivered for its Prime Instant Video service nearly tripled year over year -- and now surpasses Apple and Hulu in streaming-video usage. But Amazon remains far behind Netflix, the leader in...
  • Tablets and apps for children are on the rise

    Tablets and apps for children are on the rise
    Nick Stepka knew what gift would make his daughter's third birthday a hit, and it wasn't a toy or doll. He gave her a tablet — not a sleek new iPad or a hand-me-down Samsung, but one specifically designed and marketed for little ones. It even came...
  • Telemundo Exec to Oversee Programming for MTV Latin America

    Viacom International Media Networks has tapped former Telemundo programming exec Maria Iregui to serve as brand manager and senior VP of programming and production for MTV Latin America, overseeing content and creative development. Iregui succeeds former...
  • CBS Elevates Shannon Jacobs to Senior VP of Communications

    CBS Corp. has elevated Shannon Jacobs to senior VP of communications. The announcement was made Monday by Dana McClintock, exec VP of communications, to whom Jacobs will continue to report. Jacobs will now manage the New York-based corporate...
  • "Captain America" logra recaudación histórica tras estreno en EEUU y Canadá

    LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", la secuela del filme de Marvel del 2011 sobre el superhéroe del traje rojo, blanco y azul, obtuvo 96,2 millones de dólares en ventas de entradas el fin de semana y fijó un ré...
  • Turner Overhauls Ad Outreach, Names Speciale President, TV and Digital Sales

    Time Warner's Turner unit is radically changing the structure of its ad-sales staff, resulting in the elevation of one of its top sales executives and the departure of another from the company. Donna Speciale, a Madison Avenue veteran who once advised...
  • Why John Malone's Liberty Is Virtually Closing the Book on Barnes & Noble

    Liberty Media said it will sell about 90% of its stake in Barnes & Noble, a blow to the bookseller that was once an acquisition target by John Malone's conglomerate. The major reduction in Liberty's B&N ownership, announced Thursday, comes as Liberty...
  • Tom Hardy, Ridley Scott Team on Steven Knight's 'Taboo'

    LONDON -- Thesp Tom Hardy has partnered up with executive producer Ridley Scott for "Taboo," an eight-part miniseries created by Steven Knight ("Dirty Pretty Things," "Locke," "Eastern Promises"). Scott's Scott Free London and Hardy's Hardy Son &...