Former MTV Networks Pres: Hire me!

June 3, 2008

When not sifting through YouTube for the latest reason to send take-down notices, Viacom employees have been spending time watching one YouTube video of former MTV Networks President Michael Wolf pitching for a new job. Wolf resigned in Jan. 2007 during a management shake-up.

Another big weekend for Paramount Pix

May 27, 2008

indyjones.jpgTip your fedora to Viacom’s Paramount Pictures.

Summer’s not yet in full swing, but the studio already has two big hits, “Iron Man,” which has banked nearly $500 million worldwide and now “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” which brought in more than $300 million this weekend, Reuters reports.

Viacom rocks with Rock Band

May 2, 2008

Viacom Chairman Redstone holds $20 bill out to photographers as he poses with wife Fortunato at 80th annual Academy Awards in HollywoodYoutube video we wish existed: Sumner Redstone rocking out on “Rock Band” to the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” or Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive.”

Clear Channel hears the writing on the wall

March 28, 2008

ccu.jpgClear Channel may be fighting its banks with guns blazing in a Texas court, but it’s singing a softer tune to Washington regulators.