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Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), short for “Video & Audio Communications”, is an American global mass media company with interests primarily in, but not limited to, cinema and cable television. As of 2010, it is the world’s fourth-largest media conglomerate, behind The Walt Disney Company, Time Warner and News Corporation. Viacom is owned in majority by National Amusements, Inc., a privately owned theater company based in Dedham, Massachusetts, USA. National Amusements ...

Comedy Central Is Not Fooling Around With Launch Of New Streaming App

Comedy Central Is Not Fooling Around With Launch Of New Streaming App

Comedy Central has launched an app that will allow viewers to watch full episodes of some of their favorite shows like The Colbert Report, South Park, and The Daily Show, on their Apple devices for free the very next day. Cable subscribers will get access to even more content.

Tumblr Sees Dollar Signs in TV Partnership with Viacom

Tumblr Sees Dollar Signs in TV Partnership with Viacom

Tumblr has succeeded in wooing TV to its platform, or at least Viacom. The plan it seems is to co-brand campaigns that tie to specific shows on their channels like MTV and Comedy Central. If it works and begins to grow in reach it might be a whole new way for TV to use social media.

Viacom, Google Bury Hatchet Over YouTube Copyright Allegations

Viacom, Google Bury Hatchet Over YouTube Copyright Allegations

The Viacoogle war is over! Viacom and Google settled out of court in a copyright lawsuit that's gone on longer than many have been watching video on the web (heck longer than I've been at ReelSEO). After seven grueling years it seems that Viacom is satisfied with Google's handling of copyright infringement now and decided to end it.

The Day In Online Video News And Views 4th December 2013

The Day In Online Video News And Views 4th December 2013

The second series of Netflix's award winning drama "House of Cards" is coming to the site on Valentine's Day 2014 but the release of YouTube's music and video subscription service has no such confirmation date. More on these and other stories of the day in online video from ReelSEO.

Video Ad Viewing Up 31% Year-To-Year, Completion Rates Flat [REPORT]

Video Ad Viewing Up 31% Year To Year, Completion Rates Flat [REPORT]

Video views have climbed 20% since Q3 2012 but video ad views are doing even better, outpacing content views by 11%. That's around a 31% increase over the past year. We take another look at the latest report from FreeWheel on the state of the video ad industry.

The Day In Online Video News and Views: October 31st 2013

The Day In Online Video News and Views: October 31st 2013

GoDaddy are already gearing up for the 2014 Super Bowl by announcing they will take a more subtle approach to next year's half time ad push. No more scantily clad models say the company as that's diluting their message. This and other news from the day in video.

18 Things You May Have Missed In Online Video This Week

18 Things You May Have Missed In Online Video This Week

Welcome to our weekly round up of online video news where we find out just how well the top YouTube Multi-Channel Networks are faring. BroadbandTV and VEVO announce record viewing figures and Maker acquire further funding for expansion. Oh, and there's a hamster driving a truck too.

VMA Sponsors To Benefit From Twitter/Viacom Video Partnership

VMA Sponsors To Benefit From Twitter/Viacom Video Partnership

The 2013 VMAs and the 'Roast' of James Franco are just two of the events that Viacom and Twitter have teamed up to promote via the social media network. Brands like Pepsi will sponsor the coverage, with content provided by Viacom and promoted as part of a paid distribution deal by Twitter.

The Week In Video: Rihanna Wins YouTube And Netflix Goes Dutch

The Week In Video: Rihanna Wins YouTube And Netflix Goes Dutch

It's been the battle of the super teeny short form video this week as Instagram pitched its tent alongside Vine in offering subscribers a chance to create and share their videos. They're off to a cracking start with 5 million Instagram created videos shared in the first 24 hours.

Amazon and Viacom Make Streaming Content Deal

Amazon and Viacom Make Streaming Content Deal

Amazon and Viacom have struck an exclusive deal, and Netflix no longer will have shows from Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, or MTV. That's all well and good for Viacom and Amazon, I guess. But for the rest of us, it just means having to buy more than one streaming service to "have it all."

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