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Viacom 1Q earnings shredded by 'Rock Band'

(AP) -- Viacom Inc., the owner of Paramount Pictures, MTV and Comedy Central, on Thursday posted a 65 percent drop in net income for the latest quarter, as it took a charge related to the "Rock Band" series of video games.

dateFeb 02, 2012 in Business
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Apple CEO Tim Cook could top pay list in 2011

(AP) -- Tim Cook could well end up being the highest paid CEO in America in 2011, after Apple Inc. granted him a million restricted stock units last August for taking the reins shortly before co-founder Steve Jobs died.

dateJan 10, 2012 in Business
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Viacom to NY court: Scrap YouTube copyright ruling

A lawyer for Viacom Inc. warned an appeals court panel Tuesday that there will be greater exploitation of copyright material on the Internet if the court lets YouTube get away with a business built on "rampant copyright infringement."

dateOct 18, 2011 in Internet
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Hulu no longer for sale, owners say

After months of being courted by technology giants and TV signal providers, online video service Hulu is no longer for sale, its media company owners said Thursday.

dateOct 14, 2011 in Business
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Viacom, Cablevision settle suit over iPad TV app

(AP) -- Cablevision Systems Corp. and Viacom Inc., the owner of MTV and other cable TV channels, have settled a lawsuit over software that lets subscribers view Viacom channels and individual shows on demand on their iPads.

dateAug 11, 2011 in Business
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