1. LinusFan303

    Paramount Network to become Paramount Movie Network

    Variety is reporting that Paramount Network will be rebranded as Paramount Movie Network. They are going to focus on Made for TV movies, hoping to go with 52 a year. They also want to do once per quarter mini series. They are also going to be canceling all their reality shows, two of them...
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    Did Sumner Redstone do more harm than good to Viacom's cable networks?

    Before I continue, I must preface that I'm not necessarily here to immediately "speak ill of the recently deceased". I'm merely passing along what former MTV News correspondent Gideon Yago said about Sumner Redstone. Long story short, Yago accused Redstone of building his empire off of the backs...
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    Is 'Comedy Central' in danger of being discontinued?

    The basic gist of this article is that Comedy Central in wake of recent Viacom-CBS merger, has laid off top executives while looking for cheaper, unscripted shows to produce. Meanwhile, Comedy Central's schedule has become heavy in reruns of South Park, The Office, and Parks and Recreations...
  4. RandomMe

    April Fool's Day 2020 All Threads

    And how do we know that? He is a merman! Like Michael Phelps!
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    How will CBS/Viacom handle streaming animated content?

    It looks like CBS and Viacom will be merging in the near future. How will CBS and Viacom stream their animated content in the future? This article mentions CBS All Access and Pluto TV...
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    How will a CBS/Viacom merger affect Nickelodeon's animation output?

    It looks like CBS and Viacom will be merged into one company again: How will a CBS/Viacom merger affect Nickelodeon's animation output? We are getting a Star Trek cartoon on Nick due...
  7. LinusFan303

    Viacom adding 14 channels to Pluto TV

    Viacom bought Pluto earlier this year and now they are doing maybe the expected of adding some Viacom content to Pluto TV. Starting on May 1st they are adding channels with BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nick, Nick Jr. and Spike. (Since Pluto TV is a free TV service they won't be doing actual...
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    MTV Classic Almost 2 Years Later: Thoughts?

    What's your takeaway of MTV Classic? Do you feel any different about it now compared to its launch in 2016? If you were Viacom, would you get rid of the network? Nielsen statistics show MTV Classic was the least watched cable network in the country in 2016, with an average of 31,000 viewers...
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    What's your general assessment on the following corporate TV executives?

    I'm going to try to focus primarily on the "Big 3" kids TV networks, Disney, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network, but it isn't necessarily restricted to those three. I'm going to run down a list of decidedly controversial and/or polarizing TV executives from the past 10-15 years or so and I wonder...
  10. Peter Paltridge

    The Rugrats Are Back, With A New Series And Movie

    Peter Paltridge submitted a new blog post The Rugrats Are Back, With A New Series And Movie Continue reading the Original Blog Post.
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    Does MTV use reality shows as a crutch or a stop gap measure

    Case in point, this recent article from Forbes that examines how MTV's current programming chief, Chris McCarthy doubled down on more reality TV after their failed experiment with scripted content. It was only four years ago, that Buzzfeed pondered when MTV was going to stop it with its...
  12. Peter Paltridge

    Tales Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Premieres March 19

    peter-paltridge submitted a new blog post Tales Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Premieres March 19 Continue reading the Original Blog Post.
  13. superkeegan9100

    Dish Network To Drop Nickelodeon along with 17 Other Networks Good riddens, I'm getting tired of Nick's constant simulcasting.
  14. toonmaster17

    Cyma Zarghami steps down from Nickelodeon

    I have some good news guys!(Especially for those who loved Nick prior to 2006) Cyma Zarghami the current president of Viacom/Nickelodeon is stepping down after being seriously criticized for the currently horrid state of Nickelodeon and it's sister channels. Finally we very well could be...