Entries in 'mtv' (52)

Guitar Hero sales up year-on-year

Guitar Hero sales up year-on-year

Viacom’s luke-warm analysis of its Rock band franchise earlier this week added fuel to the fire of those questioning the long-term viability of the music game franchise – making the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2009 at 10:14AM in News
Economics of Rock Band are “improving”

Economics of Rock Band are “improving”

The owner of MTV and developer Harmonix has stated that the financial outlook for its Rock Band series is rosier than it once was – though Viacom does admit that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2009 at 10:25AM in News
Rock Band 2 coming to Wii

Rock Band 2 coming to Wii

Harmonix and EA will publish Rock Band 2 on Wii this October.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 29th 2009 at 5:28PM in News
SingStar Beatles confirmed

SingStar Beatles confirmed

A SingStar-branded PS3 SKU of EA’s The Beatles game, as exclusively revealed by MCV last month, has officially been confirmed for retail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2009 at 11:32AM in News

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Viacom: Beatles sales ‘terrific’

Viacom: Beatles sales ‘terrific’

Despite charting at number four in the UK Charts this week behind fierce rival Guitar Hero 5, EA’s The Beatles: Rock Band has so far exceeded the sales expectations ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2009 at 11:06AM in News
MTV talks Rock Band 3

MTV talks Rock Band 3

Harmonix is working on Rock Band 3, MTV Games boss Scott Guthrie has told MCV.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 21st 2009 at 11:28AM in News
Ex-MTV boss targets games TV

Ex-MTV boss targets games TV

The former president of MTV Europe is looking to turn his company into a games equivalent of the music channel – as it launches a games-focused new show.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 7th 2009 at 11:32AM in News
Rock Band slump troubles Viacom

Rock Band slump troubles Viacom

MTV parent company Viacom has revealed declines across the board for Q2 2009, with the losses in its media department pinned squarely on lower-than-expected sales of music series Rock Band.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2009 at 6:33PM in News

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Sell your songs on Rock Band

Sell your songs on Rock Band

MTV and Harmonix are set to revolutionise the Rock Band games with a groundbreaking initiative that will allow all bands and musicians submit their own music for download.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2009 at 2:18PM in News
Warner to publish LEGO Rock Band

Warner to publish LEGO Rock Band

Warner Bros has confirmed that it will release LEGO Rock Band on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and DS this year.

by Tim Ingham
on Apr 21st 2009 at 3:46PM in News
Beatles game to feed off album re-release hype

Beatles game to feed off album re-release hype

With the entirety of The Beatles’ global fanbase already opening up before MTV’s eyes ahead of the release of the official video game in September, news of the joint ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 7th 2009 at 6:36PM in News
Rock Band sales exceed $1bn in US

Rock Band sales exceed $1bn in US

Sales of the Rock Band series have exceeded the $1 billion mark in North America, after only 15 months of being on sale.

by Tim Ingham
on Mar 27th 2009 at 10:25AM in News

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US: Sony brings MTV to PSN

US: Sony brings MTV to PSN

Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced a new partnership with MTV Networks that will see a range of programmes made available through the PlayStation Network.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jan 9th 2009 at 10:57AM in News
Sumner Redstone sells Midway for $100,000

Sumner Redstone sells Midway for $100,000

Media mogul Sumner Redstone has sold his 87 per cent controlling stake in Midway Games to a private investor for $100,000.

by Tim Ingham
on Dec 1st 2008 at 1:37PM in News
Viacom gives Harmonix $300m Rock Band reward

Viacom gives Harmonix $300m Rock Band reward

It has emerged that Viacom-owned MTV, the parent company of Rock Band developer Harmonix, has paid studio founders over $300 million in bonuses as a reward for exceeding performance targets.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2008 at 2:12PM in News
MTV looks to monetise piracy

MTV looks to monetise piracy

MTV is set to take a different approach to tacking the problem of copyright infringing user content by trailing a new system that will see offending material automatically updated with ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 3rd 2008 at 3:17PM in News

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Cost of Beatles deal was “very rich”

Cost of Beatles deal was “very rich”

Though the exact numbers remain unknown, the chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing Martin Bandier has told Variety that the deal struck between MTV and Apple Corp for the ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 31st 2008 at 11:30AM in News
MTV announces standalone Beatles game

MTV announces standalone Beatles game

In what is arguably the biggest licence coup in the history of gaming, MTV and Beatles rights holder Apple Corps have announced a brand new rhythm-action title based on Liverpool’s ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 30th 2008 at 3:43PM in News
Sumner Redstone to sell Viacom?

Sumner Redstone to sell Viacom?

Media mogul Sumner Redstone may decide to sell one of his businesses – incuding MTV parent Viacom and TV network CBS – following a ‘battle with his bankers’.

by Tim Ingham
on Oct 22nd 2008 at 4:17PM in News
Konami sues Rock Band creators

Konami sues Rock Band creators

Konami is seeking compensation over alleged patent infringement in the Rock Band video game, according to Bloomberg.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 11th 2008 at 12:30PM in News
INTERVIEW: Publishing next for MTV?

INTERVIEW: Publishing next for MTV?

Entertainment media behemoth MTV is keeping a close eye on the current culture of consolidation at the top level in games – and refused to rule out a move to ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2008 at 10:49AM in News
PC gaming in ‘disarray’

PC gaming in ‘disarray’

PC gaming is in a state of ‘disarray’ according to Epic’s Cliff Bleszinski, with the studio set to concentrate on producing console titles.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 14th 2008 at 10:51AM in News
MTV teams up with movie producer for games push

MTV teams up with movie producer for games push

MTV Games, owner of Guitar Hero developer Harmonix, has signed a deal with film and television producer Jerry Bruckheimer to set up a development studio tasked with creating new IP.
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by Andrew Wooden
on Dec 19th 2007 at 10:45AM in News
MTV promises something different for next game

MTV promises something different for next game

MTV’s first foray into the games market, Guitar Hero challenger Rock Band, has gone down a storm in the US – and whilst it won’t arrive in Europe until early ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 27th 2007 at 10:51AM in News