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Seeing that DirecTV and Viacom can't even agree on the number of channels that have gone off the air (one says 17, the other 26) as a result of their deal expiring last week, it's no surprise that the two are continuing to challenge each other's statements on every element of the negotiations. The...

July 18th 2012 at 9:29pm 0 Comments
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Just as rumors indicated yesterday, Amazon has announced a new licensing deal with Viacom that will add TV shows from its networks -- MTV, Comedy Central, BET, VH1, Spike, Nickelodeon and the rest -- to the Prime Instant Video service. There's still no word on any potential spinning off of the all-...

February 8th 2012 at 9:39am 0 Comments
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I am intrigued by this growing trend of "co-viewing" or "second screen" mobile apps. These are apps designed to be used while you're watching or doing something else, either something like enjoying a live concert or watching a movie or TV show. We've seen a few of these before, but VH1 has rele...

May 5th 2011 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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RCN's hardly the first to go for Viacom's 7-pack of HD channels, but we're sure fans of Ultimate Warrior, The Hills, The Daily Show, iCarly and other programs will be glad to have them. Comedy Central, CMT, MTV, Nickelodeon, Spike, VH1 and BET go live today, with HD video on-demand offerings hitting...

June 24th 2010 at 2:20pm 0 Comments
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If you want your MTV HD you can get it, and BET HD, CMT HD, Comedy Central HD, Nickelodeon HD, Spike TV HD and VH1 HD on DISH Network. Thanks to a new deal with Viacom, all those HD feeds were announced today as available to all subscribers at no extra cost. Also included? Video on-demand and Inter...

April 10th 2009 at 7:11pm 0 Comments
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Just days after AT&T announced that NHL Network HD would be gliding over to U-verse TV, in flies a report stating that Viacom and AT&T have linked up on a sweet new deal. Said agreement will enable seven new networks to join the U-verse TV EPG: MTV HD, VH1 HD, CMT HD, BET HD, Nickelodeon HD...

January 16th 2009 at 1:08pm 0 Comments
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The PlayStation Network Video Delivery Service will be getting a big boost from a new partner: MTV Networks. While MTV Networks includes the well-known "music" channel, it also includes VH1, Nickelodeon, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike, Logo, CMT, The N, TV Land and Atom. Some shows to be added to the PlaySt...

January 8th 2009 at 1:20pm 0 Comments

As a general rule, we do everything we can to avoid VH1 E! (or even parodies of it, in this case). After all, one can only take so much Flavor Flav The Simple Life. Still, we found ourselves drawn to this particular True Hollywood Story. It's only natural, as it's about one of our favorite celebriti...

July 25th 2007 at 5:45pm 0 Comments
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A tenacious Zune user has recently stumbled across some potentially eyebrow-raising information while dipping into the device's desktop software files. It seems that embedded in an innocent looking ZuneMarketPlace.dll file is some internal code that suggests a new content partnership with MTV, VH1,...

June 18th 2007 at 4:35pm 0 Comments
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VH1's show Best Week Ever decided that the week ending December 2nd 2006 was the "best week ever" for the Nintendo Wii. What does that mean? Well, they get a bunch of comedians together to comment on the system, its games and the folks out there on the internet documenting physical injury and catast...

December 4th 2006 at 11:55am 0 Comments