The online event this week underscored 2020’s biggest TV tech trend — moving on-premise broadcast workflows and vendor products to the cloud — while anticipating 5G’s potential use in remote production. Above, a 5G-enabled camera used in a BBC-led trial exploring multi-camera synchronization.
NEW YORK (AP) — Before “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race” and “American Ninja Warrior,” there was MTV’s “The Challenge.” It’s often brought big ratings and memorable moments for the network, but longtime host T.J. Lavin doesn’t believe the show gets the respect it deserves. “I definitely think it’s probably the most underrated show on television,” said […]
This year’s ceremony will be held at New York City’s Barclays Center on Saturday, Aug. 30, and promises “epic performances from various iconic locations” in all five boroughs — Brooklyn, The Bronx, Staten Island, Queens and Manhattan. “The 2020 MTV VMAs will be the first Barclays Center event since the COVID-19 pandemic reached New York,” said Oliver Weisberg, CEO of Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A landmark beach bar on the Florida-Alabama state line is suing MTV’s popular “Floribama Shore” show for trademark infringement. Companies that run the Flora-Bama Lounge on Perdido Key filed suit this week in Pensacola, Florida, against Viacom Inc. and producers of the MTV show. The federal lawsuit contends the show’s name […]
Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift each scored 10 MTV Video Music Award nominations, competing in eight of the same categories. Other nominees include Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus. The 29th annual VMAs will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Aug. 26.
NEW YORK (AP) — MTV is expanding its live events business in the U.S. by acquiring the SnowGlobe Music Festival. The three-day New Year’s Eve festival takes place in South Lake Tahoe, California. This year’s lineup includes Above & Beyond, Diplo, Eric Prydz, Rezz and RL Grime headlining among more than 40 artists. SnowGlobe will […]
NEW YORK (AP) — MTV is launching its first-ever midterm election drive to encourage young people to register and vote, hoping fans make voting a communal effort with their friends. The youth-centric network will first publicize the effort Monday at its annual Video Music Awards being held at Radio City Music Hall. The effort hearkens […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors have charged reality TV star Farrah Abraham with two misdemeanor charges over a scuffle with a Beverly Hills hotel security guard last month. Los Angeles district attorney’s spokesman Ricardo Santiago said Monday that Abraham has been charged with misdemeanor battery and resisting, delaying or obstructing a peace office. […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiffany Haddish is set to host the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards. The network announced Thursday that the “Girls Trip” breakout star will host the ceremony in Los Angeles on June 18. The 38-year-old actress and comedian has seen her star rise since “Girls Trip” was released last summer. She’s […]
VH1 and Logo communications chief Liza Burnett Fefferman has taken on oversight of MTV’s PR operation. With the promotion, Fefferman will serve as SVP of communications for VH1, MTV and Logo. Viacom’s cablers have been streamlining the management of key areas such as PR, marketing and programming in the last year amid the corporate overhaul of the company.
SIESTA KEY, FLA. (AP) — Residents of a popular beach community that was recently named the best beach in the United States are concerned about an MTV reality show filmed on the island. On July 3, the network’s official show account Tweeted the message: “get ready for the summer of a lifetime in #SiestaKey.” The 15-second trailer […]
Over the past 13 years, McCarthy’s methodical, Moneyball-like approach to rejuvenating Viacom’s networks has proven that he is peerless when it comes to fixing seemingly unsalvageable problems. Finally, last October, McCarthy was given his most grandiose challenge yet: he was named president of MTV as well, becoming the third network chief in 13 months tasked with trying to revive the iconic, adrift brand, which had been hemorrhaging viewers for years.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The MTV Movie Awards are getting a reboot. Network officials announced Monday that after 25 years of celebrating everything from the irreverent to the excellent in movies, they will be adding television to the lineup. The new “MTV Movie & TV Awards” will air live on Sunday, May 7, from the […]
Following in the stead of a number of pureplay news organizations, a majority of MTV’s staffers are now looking for union representation of their own. Daniel Marans reports that more than 80% of 50 eligible employees have voted for the Writers Guild of America, East to represent them.
Chris McCarthy has been given oversight of MTV along with his current supervision of VH1 and Logo, Viacom said today, adding to the executive’s portfolio at a time when the New York entertainment conglomerate is under severe pressure to make many of its TV outlets more relevant to a younger generation that has embraced mobile devices and streaming video. McCarthy takes up duties very recently held by Sean Atkins, who was named MTV’s president at the end of September in 2015