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Viacom joins Twitter Amplify to bring TV video clips

Viacom joins Twitter Amplify to bring TV video clips

We've heard talk about a possible Viacom partnership with Twitter before, bringing with it social TV show clips. Such rumors became official today with an announcement by Viacom that it has joined Twitter's Amplify program. To kick things off, Viacom will be launching with the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, and will move on from there to provide content from a variety of stations.

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Viacom loses copyright lawsuit against YouTube

Viacom loses copyright lawsuit against YouTube

Once again, YouTube had risen as victor against Viacom in a copyright lawsuit that has been limping along for quite some time now. U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton sided with the video hosting service, stating that YouTube is protected by the DMCA, and that Viacom's arguments against it demonstrated an anachronistic slant on the law.

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Twitter reportedly in talks with Viacom and NBC over content partnerships

Twitter reportedly in talks with Viacom and NBC over content partnerships

The folks at Bloomberg chatted with two sources said to be involved in some private talks that Twitter is undergoing with Viacom and NBCUniversal about offering their content on the microblogging service. The sources, who won't named, said that discussions with Viacom concern displaying TV show clips and ads, but the subject of its talks with NBCUniversal weren't specified.

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Cablevision files antitrust lawsuit against Viacom over package deals

Cablevision files antitrust lawsuit against Viacom over package deals

Cablevision Systems has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Viacom for allegedly making the company carry 14 channels that it deems as "lesser watched" than the rest. Viacom doesn't agree, however, stating that the channels are part of a contact signed two months ago, and that Cablevision is trying to alter that contract by going through the legal system.

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Hulu adds Nickelodeon shows, renews Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

Hulu adds Nickelodeon shows, renews Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

Hulu lovers, rejoice: the online video service has widened its current standing with Viacom, and as a result, will now offer a range of Nickelodeon TV shows. If that's not good enough for you, the new expansion will also include another two years of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, both of whom are responsible for a large percentage of Hulu's visitors. Viacom and Hulu reached their first deal back in 2011.

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DirecTV and Viacom kiss and make up

DirecTV and Viacom kiss and make up

We've been following the negotiation battle between DirecTV and Viacom for over a week now. Viacom forced DirecTV to pull all of its networks, including Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, from the DirecTV lineup. The reason Viacom had its networks removed from DirecTV had to do with contract negotiations. According to DirecTV, Viacom wanted what amounted to an extra billion dollars in licensing fees.

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Viacom and DirecTV talks have hit a wall

Viacom and DirecTV talks have hit a wall

It's been little more than a week since Viacom pulled a bunch of its channels, including kids programming on Nickelodeon, from the DirecTV service after contract negotiations failed. Viacom and DirecTV have been conducting talks in hopes of coming to an agreement on a contract that would bring the channels back to DirecTV customers. Viacom is now saying the talks between it and DirecTV have reached an impasse.

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DirecTV adds Disney Junior to line up

DirecTV adds Disney Junior to line up

DirecTV has announced the addition of a new channel to its lineup as of Saturday, July 14. The new channel is Disney Junior is aimed at children aged 2 to 7 years old. The channel is undoubtedly an attempt to help replace the loss of Nickelodeon in the wake of the DirecTV and Viacom contract dispute. The new channel is now available on DirecTV 289 and is available 24 hours a day.

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Viacom and DirectTV fein friendship as content war rages on

Viacom and DirectTV fein friendship as content war rages on

Today a battle is going on between Viacom and DirecTV in which the latter has threatened to pull 17 channels from their network unless they and Viacom can reach a licensing deal for the near future. As a result of that battle, many things have come to pass in the last 12 hours - with two messages sent via Twitter being the closest the two have come to an agreement thus far, that being an assurance that they're working to make the whole situation end as quickly as possible for their rabid users.

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Viacom pulls Nickelodeon and 16 other channels from DirecTV

Viacom pulls Nickelodeon and 16 other channels from DirecTV

Viacom and DirecTV have been playing hardball in contract negotiations and that led to Viacom to pull 17 national networks from the DirecTV lineup last night. I'll be the first to admit that the bulk of those channels Viacom pulled are of no consequence to most of us. However, Viacom did pull one massively popular channel that will most certainly affect the majority of parents out there.

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Time Warner Cable finally adds Viacom channels to iPad app

Time Warner Cable finally adds Viacom channels to iPad app

Time Warner Cable and Viacom have been embroiled in a lawsuit for a long time now that stemmed from Time Warner wanting to put Viacom channels on its iPad app for streaming. Viacom maintained that Time Warner only had permission to air its channels on cable TV. Viacom fought tooth and nail and is now finally settling the differences with Time Warner.

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Viacom, yet again, dismisses Netflix impact on Nickelodeon

Viacom, yet again, dismisses Netflix impact on Nickelodeon

During its most recent quarterly earnings call, Viacom was met with the question of how Nickelodeon's ratings have experienced steep and seemingly inexplicable ratings drops. Inexplicable, that is, unless you think about Netflix and the fact that it is ramping up its children programming. Last month, a study revealed that homes with Netflix or other streaming platforms have shown declines in children's TV viewership.

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