With Summer Fridays in full swing, most Viacom employees are enjoying a shortened work week to accompany the warm weather. But the news keeps coming… after an explosively successful CMT Music Awards in Nashville this week, we announced a new international channel, while the networks had exciting show launches to announce.
The Critics’ Choice Television Awards announced nominations today, and we are excited to hear that Comedy Central’s Broad City is up for Best Comedy! The nomination marks continued acclaim for a show that premiered this winter to rave reviews, before going on to average 1.2 million total viewers per episode. Read More
Last week, we unveiled the findings from “TV Here, There (Not Quite) Everywhere,” our brand new study exploring consumers’ perceptions, expectations and experiences around TV Everywhere (TVE). We define the TV Everywhere experience as watching full-length TV programs on sites and apps by “authenticating” – using one’s pay TV log-in information. And what we found is a very positive story for our networks and for TV Everywhere. The most significant reveal is that TV Everywhere actually supplements TV viewing overall. At the same time, viewers say TV Everywhere adds a lot of value to their pay TV subscriptions, making them much more loyal to their providers. Here are some key findings:
As the European parliamentary elections kick off today through Sunday, May 25, across the European Union’s member states, MTV undertook a survey in UK, Italy, France, Spain, and Germany to find out what young people aged 15-34 thought about politics and issues relating to them. The responses were revealing and imply a political stance amongst younger people that is both value-driven and grown-up, and at all times at odds with media stories indicating opinion drifting towards far-right nationalist parties such as UKIP and Front National. Read More
In an earlier post, we showed how Hispanic Adult Millennials aren’t yet where they want to be in their careers. As they work their way toward landing their dream jobs, many are employed in low-wage professions they’ve taken just for the paycheck. Read More
Coming this summer to a theater near you.
If you happen to live on the French Riviera, anyway (and if you do, what are you doing spending your time on corporate blogs?)
If you don’t, however, and you won’t be at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity next month, fret not. Beginning today, public voting opens for which Cannes Lions sessions will be streamed live via YouTube. The always spirited Cannes Debate, hosted annually by WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell, is among them and will feature Twitter chief Dick Costolo and our very own Philippe Dauman, President and CEO of Viacom. Read More
On behalf of BET, we are excited to announce the award winning actor and comedian CHRIS ROCK as the host of “BET AWARDS” on Sunday, June 29, 2014. One of cable television’s highest rated award shows, the “BET Awards” returns to Los Angeles & Nokia Theater at L.A. Live and has released the full list of nominees for this year’s ceremony.
As part of the 2nd annual BET EXPERIENCE at L.A. Live and one of social media’s most talked about programs, the “BET AWARDS” promises to bring an award show filled with music’s biggest performances featuring today’s hottest entertainers in music, film, sports and television. As always, the “BET AWARDS” promises to deliver a live show full of unforgettable moments while celebrating the years most talked about artists, actors, athletes, humanitarian and welcomes another deserving recipient with the fourteenth Lifetime Achievement Award.
Here are the Top 10 Reasons not to miss the BET Awards and BET Experience: Read More
After Viacom announced its deal to acquire Channel5 in the UK, CEO Philippe Dauman spoke to Channel5 News about what viewers can expect in the months to come. Dauman called Channel5′s momentum “indisputable” and said he plans to keep that momentum going by introducing new technology and investing in more programming. Read More
Many Hispanic Adult Millennial workers are employed in retail, sales, food, and construction—fields that they don’t generally see as ideal. They’re working mostly for the money now, but hope to advance into areas like technology, healthcare, education, and creative industries. So when it comes to benefits, what are their current situations offering?
As part of its recently released 2014 study, “Hispanic Adult Millennials at Work and Play,” Tr3s asked Hispanics ages 19 to 34 about what employer-sponsored benefits they’re receiving. Here are key insights: Read More
April 27, 1994 has a special meaning in South Africa: citizens of all races were allowed to take part in the elections for the first time. The African National Congress (ANC) party won a sweeping victory and Nelson Mandela became the first black elected president of the country.
Two decades later, May 7 will be the first election since Mandela’s death and the first in which the so-called ‘Born-free’ generation are eligible to vote. Read More