Viacom Profit Jumps as Ad Sales Recover

A ratings recovery at Viacom Inc.’s cable networks, as well as a turnaround at its film studio, sparked a 24% jump in the company’s net income in its fiscal fourth quarter.


The Convergence Tipping Point

The convergence revolution is in its most disruptive phase in television.

No Matter How Hard You Squint At It, the New York Times Can’t Be a TV Company

The Paper of Record is beginning to look a bit like Time Warner, Disney and CBS. But not that much.

Hopster Promises Netflix for Kids, and No One Else

A U.K. subscription service, set to launch in November, is an interesting test case for the “TV = apps” hypothesis.

Amazon Tries Breaking From the Streaming-Video Pack With Offline Viewing for New Kindles

A new line of tablets lets you watch streaming video, even when you can’t stream.

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Yahoo Launches a Video App for the Second Screen

Yahoo on Monday released Yahoo Screen, an app for iOS mobile devices that serves up an assortment of video content for users who want to watch TV on their iPads and iPhones. In conjunction with the app release, Yahoo inked a deal with Viacom, offering clips from an assortment of Comedy Central programs through the app, including “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report.”

Eminem and ESPN Take a Page From Miley Cyrus and MTV

No twerking! But entertaining in its own, fake-shock way. And now we are talking about it on the Internet, which is the point.

MTV’s Miley Cyrus VMA Video So Terrible You Watched It 10 Million Times

And here is a chance to watch it again.

Viacom-Sony TV Is a Big Deal. It’s Also the Same Deal We Already Have.

You may actually be able to get cable TV delivered over the Web in the not-so-distant future. But it’s going to look a whole lot like cable TV looks now.


Sony Reaches Preliminary Programming Deal With Viacom for Online Pay TV Service

Sony plans to stream traditional cable channels, as well as on-demand content, over the Internet, posing new competition for cable, satellite and phone companies which have long sold subscription TV services.

CollegeHumor CEO Paul Greenberg Leaves