NATPE: Bakish outlines Viacom turnaround plan

Bob Bakish

New Viacom CEO Bob Bakish has begun to flesh out a plan to turn the US-based media giant around after a tumultous period for the… Read more

Viacom UK boss named new international chief

David Lynn

Viacom’s long-serving UK chief, David Lynn, has been named CEO of Viacom International Media Networks. He will replace Bob Bakish, who is now president and… Read more

Viacom names Levy global COO

Sarah Levy

Viacom’s worldwide entertainment arm has named Sarah Levy as its COO. Levy will oversee operations and strategy for Viacom Global Entertainment Group (VGEG)’s domestic cable… Read more

Report: Google Unplugged to appear as early as February

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Google could reportedly launch new subscription streaming service, Google Unplugged, as early as February after agreeing terms with a number of major partners. According to… Read more

Official CEO in as Viacom-CBS merger crumples

Bob Bakish

Bob Bakish has been named permanent president and CEO of Viacom after the potential re-merger with CBS evaporated. Bakish has been acting CEO since November… Read more

Viacom has ‘no interest’ in Vice

Bob Bakish

Viacom has no interest in Vice Media and will not move for a stake in the hipster brand. An earlier US report had said interim… Read more

Viacom’s Bakish ‘eyes Vice stake’

Bob Bakish

New Viacom boss Bob Bakish is interested in buying into Vice, the millennials-focused media company The New York Post reported  that Bakish – who was… Read more

MTV changing tack as programming boss exits

Michael Klein

Michael Klein is leaving MTV after just six months as executive VP, original content. Klein joined in March, following the exit of Susanne Daniels after… Read more

Viacom buys Argentina’s Telefe for US$345m


US media giant Viacom has confirmed it is buying Telefe, paying US$345 million for the Argentinian commercial free-to-air broadcaster. The deal has been in the… Read more

Bakish: Comedy Central, Paramount are priorities

Bob Bakish

Bob Bakish has said Viacom must focus on expanding the international reach of the Comedy Central and Paramount Channel brands. Bakish is replacing Tom Dooley… Read more