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Sony planning PS4 digital TV assault - report

Sony planning PS4 digital TV assault - report

Microsoft’s Xbox One TV ambitions are well known, but new reports suggest Sony intends to take the digital TV fight to its rival.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 16th 2013 at 10:15AM in News
Viacom ordered to pay Harmonix $300m for Rock Band bonuses

Viacom ordered to pay Harmonix $300m for Rock Band bonuses

Viacom has been ordered to pay a $299 million to Harmonix shareholders in a court battle that is now in its third year.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Jul 18th 2013 at 11:46AM in News
Now Viacom sues former Harmonix shareholders

Now Viacom sues former Harmonix shareholders

Viacom is taking ex-shareholders of Rock Band developer Harmonix to court, following a lawsuit filed against the firm itself last year.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 21st 2011 at 10:51AM in News
MTV Games closed

MTV Games closed

MTV Games has closed its doors following the sale of Harmonix, MCV can reveal.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 3rd 2011 at 4:43PM in News

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'No fee' for Harmonix buyout

'No fee' for Harmonix buyout

Media giant Viacom sold Rock Band developer Harmonix for a nominal fee, an unconfirmed report has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2011 at 2:26PM in News
Harmonix suing owners Viacom

Harmonix suing owners Viacom

Harmonix founders Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozny are leading a lawsuit from a number of the developer's former shareholders against current owners Viacom.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 21st 2010 at 9:58AM in News
Activision silent over Harmonix buyout

Activision silent over Harmonix buyout

Activision has spoken of its love for Rock Band developer Harmonix but refused to speak about a possible acquisition.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 9th 2010 at 10:41AM in News

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Viacom: 'Console game business requires skills we don't have'

Viacom: 'Console game business requires skills we don't have'

MTV Games parent Viacom says it doesn’t the expertise needed to create big-budget, successful console games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 11th 2010 at 5:50PM in News
Harmonix unaffected by Viacom sell-off

Harmonix unaffected by Viacom sell-off

Rock Band developer Harmonix is still hard at work on Rock Band 3 and Dance Central despite uncertainty over its future.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 11th 2010 at 5:19PM in News
Unhappy Viacom to sell off Harmonix

Unhappy Viacom to sell off Harmonix

Just four years after it bought the studio for an amazing $175m, Viacom has said it wants to sell off music game studio Harmonix.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Nov 11th 2010 at 1:54PM in News
Activision ‘should acquire’ Rock Band

Activision ‘should acquire’ Rock Band

Publisher Activision’s only chance of prospering in the music genre is to attempt to acquire the Rock Band IP from MTV owner Viacom, one US analyst has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 25th 2010 at 4:55PM in News

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MTV: ‘Dance Central is the first true dancing game’

MTV: ‘Dance Central is the first true dancing game’

Forget Dance Dance Revolution and Just Dance, because Dance Central is the industry’s first ‘true’ game of
its genre.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 21st 2010 at 11:22AM in News
Rock Band downloads hit 75m

Rock Band downloads hit 75m

Looking at Rock band’s boxed retail sales really is only half the story – Harmonix owner MTV has confirmed that over 75m purchases have been made through the game’s in-game ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 6th 2010 at 2:30PM in News
David Walker joins MTV

David Walker joins MTV

MTV Games has confirmed that appointment of David Walker as its new international sales director of the international sales team.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 10th 2010 at 12:37PM in News
Viacom reports strong quarter

Viacom reports strong quarter

MTV owner Viacom’s operating income for the quarter ending June 30th 2010 climbed 35 per cent to $794m Revenues were relatively flat year-on-year, up from $3.299bn last year to $3.301bn. ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2010 at 4:42PM in News

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Viacom seeking Rock Band refund

Viacom seeking Rock Band refund

With falling sales of Rock Band blamed for a three per cent year-on-year decline in sales for Harmonix owner Viacom, the company has said that it wants a partial refund ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 15th 2010 at 10:04AM in News
Has EA given up on Rock Band?

Has EA given up on Rock Band?

Conspicuous by its absence in EA’s forward planning for the financial year ahead was any mention of the once golden franchise that is Rock Band, leading to speculation that the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 9th 2010 at 12:03PM in News
US: Beatles pips Guitar Hero

US: Beatles pips Guitar Hero

Numbers from US mag Advertising Age claim that The Beatles: Rock Band outsold rival Guitar Hero 5 in North America in 2009, thanks in part, the publication claims, to Viacom’s ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 29th 2010 at 10:48AM in News
Beatles: Rock Band sales hit 1.7m

Beatles: Rock Band sales hit 1.7m

Global sales of MTV’s The Beatles: Rock Band now stand at 1.7m, four months after it was first released on September 9th 2009.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 18th 2010 at 3:29PM in News
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
Nickelodeon buys TMNT rights

Nickelodeon buys TMNT rights

Viacom’s global kids entertainment network Nickelodeon has paid £5.9m to capture the worldwide rights to the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brand from The Mirage Group.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 22nd 2009 at 1:27PM in News
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
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