Surprise PS4 TV Plan? In a recent preliminary deal with Viacom, Sony is reported to have won the rights to bring cable channels such as MTV, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon to its planned internet-TV service. Plus, it can also sell on demand Viacom shows and movies. I'm okay with this if there's enough Sponge Bob.
Viacom is fighting an order to pay Rock Band makers Harmonix Music Systems $383 million, or a bit more than half of the money sought by the former shareholders in a long-running legal dispute over unpaid bonuses.
Later this month Verizon will be launching 26 channels of live streaming cable content through the Xbox Live dashboard for users of its FiOS TV service, a brand new way to watch cable made possible in part by the support of North America's ancient television audience measurement system.
Last year, Harmonix shareholders sued the Rock Band developer's former owner Viacom for a ton of money. This week? Viacom sues them back. I am rubber, you are glue, etc etc.
A copy of the disc-only version of Rock Band 3 currently sells for $49.99 at GameStop. According to The Wall Street Journal's sources, that's exactly how much investment group Columbus Nova paid to take Harmonix off Viacom's hands.
The people who make Rock Band and the breakout Kinect dancing game Dance Central have been sold by MTV's parent company Viacom. But they can keep making sequels to those series, if they want to.
Viacom, like any good media conglomerate, loves big bottom lines... and it cannot lie, you other investors can't deny that when a subsidiary walks in with itty bitty net earnings you've got to sell it...
Viacom today said they plan to sell the company behind Rock Band, Kinect's Dance Central and the original Guitar Hero.
Two communications today from Xfire, the social networking tool for PC gamers, indicate that the service has been sold off and most of its development team will be leaving as a result. Update: Titan Gaming has acquired Xfire.
Viacom President and CEO Philippe Dauman officially outed Rock Band 3, due for release this holiday season, when it will "will innovate and revolutionize the music genre" all over again.
I'm just a simple caveman lawyer, and your world of finance frightens and confuses me. However, it sounds like Viacom wants a refund on a substantial bonus it paid to Harmonix's founders.
Anyone waiting to buy his boomer parents a showpiece gift for Christmas, listen up: The CEO of Viacom, parent company of MTV Games, says that the limited edition hardware bundle of Beatles: Rock Band should sell out by November.
Viacom's second quarter 2009 financials dropped this morning, singling out lower than expected Rock Band sales as one of the primary causes of the company's 14% drop in revenue over the previous year.
You may like Guitar Hero. That’s fine. But while you’re enjoying Activision’s soulless take on Rock N’ Roll, know that artists prefer Rock Band.