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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. The announcement was made during SCEA’s keynote speech at CES 2009, and revealed the first wave of entertainment, comedy and children’s programmes that gamers will …

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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. According to the Wall Street Journal, Redstone sold the stake to ‘ease his load’. His network of businesses had begun to cause him fiscal trouble – as reported on …

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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. To read more, head over to the internet’s number one games development website, Develop.

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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 paid-for ads. Reuters reports that the trial, which uses technology from third party developer Auditude, is already underway on social …

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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 recently announced Beatles game involved figures previously unheard of in the games industry. Bandier stated: There have been mutterings from …

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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 fantastic four. As despite presumptions to the contrary, the title will not be a Rock Band extension but will instead …

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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’. According to The Times, Redstone last week hired Citigroup and NM Rothschild to advise on restructuring $1.6 billion (950 million) of borrowings, …

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E3 08: Microsoft confirms new Halo title

Halo fans saddened by not only the complete absence of Halo content from Microsoft’s E3 conference , but also the release date slip of Halo Wars , can now take solace in the apparent confirmation from Microsoft that a new Halo title is indeed in development. In an interview with …

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