Viacom’s Comedy Central to Launch in France

Viacom’s Comedy Central to Launch in France

After launching in many regions across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Viacom’s entertainment channel Comedy Central is set to expand its international footprint further with a roll-out in France this fall. Starting Thursday, Comedy Central will be distributed on all telecoms…

Upfronts 2018: Networks Went Back to Basics Amid Merger Mania

Upfronts 2018: Networks Went Back to Basics Amid Merger Mania

Ben Sherwood was crowing. The Disney-ABC Television Group president kicked off his upfront pitch to advertisers by bragging about revived multicamera comedy “Roseanne,” whose star Roseanne Barr had just introduced him on stage. The show had recently secured its hold on the…

CBS and Viacom still look set for a merger

CBS and Viacom still look set for a merger

Sooner or later, Stephen Colbert will get into SpongeBob’s SquarePants. Merger talks between CBS, which broadcasts the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and SpongeBob owner Viacom will likely result in a deal — despite thorny negotiations over price and whether CBS boss…

Viacom, Charter Strike New Carriage Deal

Viacom, Charter Strike New Carriage Deal

Viacom Inc. and Charter Communications said they have reached “an agreement in principle” to keep the New York entertainment conglomerate’s cable networks on Charter’s Spectrum cable service, avoiding what might have escalated into a contentious fight over the nickels-and-dimes of programming costs….