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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…