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TVN Tech | Virtual IBC Spotlights Cloud Progress

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.

After 35 Seasons, MTV’s ‘The Challenge’ Still Going Strong

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 […]

MTV Holding 2020 VMAs In New York

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.

‘Siesta Key’ Star Dropped Over Alleged Racist Posts

Dee Nguyen Fired From MTV’s ‘Challenge’ Over Offensive Tweets

In A Bid For Reinvention, MTV Turns To YouTube

Gulf Coast ‘Flora-Bama’ Bar Sues Over MTV’s ‘Floribama’ Show

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 […]

Grande, Swift Are Top VMA Nominees

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.

Apollo 11’s Astronauts Snapped Photos For Science. Then Came MTV

MTV VMAs Head To New Jersey For 2019

MTV Launches SVOD App In U.K.

MTV Acquires SnowGlobe Music Festival

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 […]

MTV To Reboot ‘The Hills’ Reality Series

MTV Moves To Get Young People To Vote

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 […]

Pamela Post Named Scripted Head Of MTV, VH1, Logo

Reality Star Charged Over Hotel Security Scuffle

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. […]

Farrah Abraham Settles Sex-Shaming Suit

Maggie Malina Exits As MTV-VH1 Scripted Head

MTV’s Lawrence Jackson Heads To NBC News

Tiffany Haddish To Host MTV Movie & TV Awards

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 […]

‘Jersey Shore’ Revived At MTV With Original Cast

VH1’s Fefferman Adds Oversight Of MTV PR

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.

MTV Orders Second Season Of ‘Fear Factor’

‘Total Request Live’ Will Return To MTV In October

CBSN Exec Albert Lewitinn Leaving For MTV

Florida Residents Worry About MTV Docudrama

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 […]

MTV To Debut Comedy Game Show ‘SafeWord’

Chris McCarthy Is Ready To Revitalize MTV

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.

MTV Reviving ‘Fear Factor’ With Ludacris

Adam Devine To Host ‘MTV Movie & TV Awards’

MTV Movie Awards Rebooted With TV Added

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 […]

Neumeyer New Development Head At MTV, VH1

MTV Exec Mina Lefevre Moves To Facebook

MTV Staffers Look To Unionize

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.

Amy Doyle Named GM Of MTV, VH1, Logo

Valerie Fairman, ’16 and Pregnant’ Star, Dies At 23

VH1’s Nina Diaz Adds Oversight Of MTV

MTV’s Originals Chief Michael Klein Exits

Sophia Cranshaw, MTV Producer, Dies At 45

Chris McCarthy Adds MTV To His Portfolio

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