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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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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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Midway to join Viacom?

Midway could soon officially become part of the Viacom family – bringing with it its enviable network of development houses. That’s according to the publisher’s CEO – and former head of worldwide studios – Matt Booty, who told MCV that Midway strategically fits with Viacom’s overall future plans”. Viacom owner …

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Paramount: We’re excited about games

Movie distributor Paramount has told MCV it is ready to increase is presence in the games market – and hasn’t ruled out setting up its own publishing division. The cinema giant is owned by media conglomerate Viacom, and already licences many of its properties to publishers including Activision, Ubisoft, EA …

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Viacom to take games to next level

Viacom’s Nickelodeon division has pledged to take its games business to ‘the next level’ this year following a new partnership with Take 2’s casual 2K Play label. The company has signed a three-year worldwide deal with the publisher – an extension of a current agreement between the two firms – …

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Viacom to buy Take Two for $1.5 billion?

The entertainment giant headed by Sumner Redstone is owner of MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks Studios. Annual group revenues are over $11 billion. MCV understands that Viacom has made an offer of $23 a share for the games company behind blockbusters such as Grand Theft Auto and Bioshock. Last …

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Microsoft partners with Viacom

Microsoft has signed a $500 million deal with entertainment giant Viacom for a campaign of collaborative advertising, reported the LA Times . TV shows aired on Viacom owned channels such as MTV and movies from its Paramount studio will be available on Xbox Live and MSN, while Microsoft will deliver …

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