All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Viacom’

Amazon Is Dropping Crappy Reality Shows from Prime Instant Video

It could be because it wants to really go after Netflix in the original content game. It could be because it just thinks that type of TV sucks. Either way, Amazon has reportedly decided to ditch some reality programming. Bloomberg quotes the ubiquitous “people with knowledge on the matter” who say that Amazon is working to drop shows like Teen …

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Google And Viacom Settle Once And For All

Google and Viacom have finally settled their lengthy legal battle over copyright once and for all. The companies both announced the news Tuesday morning. Here’s their joint statement: “Google and Viacom today jointly announced the resolution of the Viacom vs. YouTube copyright litigation. This settlement reflects the growing collaborative dialogue between our two companies on important opportunities, and we look …

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Colbert: Daft Punk Cancellation Prompts Epic Get Lucky Dance Party

It’s that time again – StePhest Colbchella time. That magical time of year when The Colbert Report gets a bit more musical. And what a lineup for the 2013 network TV music fest. Daft Punk! Hell yeah, Daft Punk on Colbert! “That’s right folks. French electro-pop mega-stars Daft Punk, the artist behind the hit “Get Lucky” on The Colbert Report…was …

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Amazon/Viacom Deal Adds Nickelodeon, Comedy Central Shows to Prime Instant Video

Amazon has just snatched up a bunch of new content for its Prime Instant Video streaming service – most of it in the form of kids shows from the Viacom family of networks. The Amazon/Viacom deal is being touted as a “multi-year, multi-national” licensing agreement and they say that it will bump up Amazon Prime’s video catalog by over 100 …

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YouTube Beats Viacom For Second Time

Viacom and Google (specifically YouTube) have been engaged in a legal battle for years, as Viacom accused the site of illegally hosting its property. Though Viacom has lost this battle in the past, the media giant refused to accept the loss, and has continued the fight. Google provided an update about the case on the Official YouTube blog, and it …

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DirecTV Customers Not The Only Ones To Lose Viacom Programming

As previously reported, Viacom and DirecTV have been unable to reach an agreement to keep DirecTV customers getting programming from Viacom. Here’s what Daniel Tosh had to say about it. Viacom has now cut off online streaming of some of its shows from its sites, to all viewers, so now even people that aren’t DirecTV customers no longer have convenient …

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Daniel Tosh Hopes Viacom And DirecTV Squash Their Beef Before Next Week

Update: Viacom has pulled shows from its sites now, so more than just DirecTV customers are affected by this. DirectTV customers have lost Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and 14 other channels, as Viacom has dropped its networks from the provider. DirecTV issued a release, saying that its execs have reached out to Viacom with a new proposal, and a request …

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South Park Cites Fair Use, Wins “What What (In The Butt)” Infringement Case

According to a ruling from the 7th U.S. circuit Court of Appeals, Butters is not a copyright infringer. The court upheld a lower court decision that ruled Viacom’s Comedy Partners were correct in their fair use defense concerning a 2008 South Park episode that lampooned a classic viral video from 2007 – Samwell’s “What What (In The Butt), which currently …

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Viacom, Time Warner Settle Mobile App Dispute

Viacom and Time Warner Cable have settled their legal dispute over Time Warner’s TWC TV iOS app. Time Warner customers will begin to have access to a variety of Viacom programming both in their homes and on the TWC TV app soon, as the new programming is added during the next few weeks. The terms of the settlement are not …

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Viacom Stomps on Adam Yauch’s Grave

After the recent death of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, Chappelle Show co-creator Neil Brennen (he’s the one taking notes when Chappelle and his friends were hanging out) posted a video from an unaired episode of The Beastie Boys performing “The New Style”. Just a few minutes after it gained some media coverage from UpRoxx and IFC, Viacom inexplicably took the …

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Sergey Brin: Hollywood Is Shooting Itself in the Foot

Google co-founder Sergey Brin spoke with The Guardian over the weekend and offered up his opinions on a series of topics related to the current state of affairs with the internet and the technology world as a whole. Unsurprisingly, Brin spoke of his company as if it was unfairly besieged by competitors and government alike. Brin ominously told the Guardian …

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