Mike Shields at Media Week reports that NBC has entered a deal with Vmix Media, Vmix.com, which is compared to YouTube. Just as Viacom escalates its conflict with YouTube by saddling the Google-owned video site with a billion-dollar lawsuit, NBC has inked a partnership with VMIX Media, a broadband technology company that also operates the… Read More »The Rush to Online Video Partnerships
John Eggerton and Jim Benson of Broadcasting & Cable report that CBS has hired former Paramount executive Bruce Tobey as Chief Operating Officer of their feature film start-up, CBS Feature Films. Since Viacom (parent of Paramount Pictures) and CBS split over a year ago, CBS has been looking to grow into areas where it will… Read More »CBS Get COO For New Film Division
Thomas S. Mulligan, Charles Duhigg and Claudia Eller of the Los Angeles Times profile Viacom (Paramount) and CBS Chairman Sumner Redstone and News Corp (Fox) Chairman Rupert Murdock. With institutional shareholders – who are often disinterested in the particulars of content and day to day studio operations – in charge of most of the big… Read More »Two Men Who Wield Studio Power Like Walt
Yahoo! Inc. Chief Executive Officer Terry Semel has said ‘no way’ to running the Disney Company going forward. Semel ran Warner Bros. in the 90s and has been talked about as a likely successor for Michael Eisner. Sherry Lansing, current chair of Viacom’s Paramount Pictures and old buddy of Michael Eisner, has just announced her… Read More »Will the Next CEO please stand up.